I was lucky enough to be invited to the opening of Yorica in London last Tuesday. We were invited to try the shakes, fro-yos, ice creams and enjoy a nice glass of bubbly. So what did I think about Yorica..lets find out
If you’re a fan of ice cream and you’re lactose intolerant you’ll know the drill at any Gelato/Ice Cream place you visit “I’ll have the mango or lemon sorbet please”. I love mango sorbet – don’t get me wrong, but theres very little for us lactose intolerant people other than that for pudding. At Yorica EVERYTHING is dairy/lactose free. I even had to double check because I couldn’t believe that was possible. If you’re wondering what else they are free from – they’re Vegan,Gluten Free,Egg Free, Dairy Free and Nut Free too!
I’ll let that sink in! We have vanilla, cookies and cream, mango (of course), nut less peanut butter, beetroot and dark chocolate (I guess freedom comes with some compromises), matcha and some others I can’t remember.
I tried nearly all the flavours (except matcha). I’ve got the say – they all tasted amazing. My personal favourite was the nutless peanut butter. I went back and had it as a shake. Which came with dairy free whipped cream (seriously where do I get a bucket of dairy free whipped cream from!)
The beetroot and dark chocolate actually worked. Its hard to describe, theres a bit of a weird beetroot flavour and then the dark chocolate kicks in and its quite pleasant.
- They do shakes (hot or cold)
- Fro Yo
- Toppings (lots! from fruit to sweets)
The staff were friendly and knowledgeable (even on day 1) too which was a great surprise.
The location is great too (Wardour Street – just off Oxford street) I think the second the sun comes out – this place is going to be rammed and i’ll be going back for sure. It somewhere that doesn’t scream “vegan” or “healthy” in a way that would put people off going if you’re not vegan/dairy free. Your non vegan/dairy free friends won’t feel like they’re compromising on flavours either.
The only thing i’d like to see is a little more on what the flavours are about, (like a little leaflet on the counter)