meals on wheels
by Anna Balkrishna
Photo: Phil Kline
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream
Reluctant as we are to tout two ice cream trucks in this list, we must admit that Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream has become something of a legend in its year-and-a-half of existence. Brothers Pete and Ben Van Leeuwen serve some of the most incredible ice cream in town, on wheels or not. The cups are biocompostable, the dairy products used are locally sourced and only the best-quality ingredients are included. Flavors are understated yet elegant—favorites include ginger (spiked with crunchy ginger crystals) and the delicate, creamy earl grey tea. The company expects to launch two new trucks soon and will still be out and about during the colder months (continuing to serve ice cream as well as Intelligentsia coffee). Can the first lick of Van Leeuwen ice cream actually induce a sigh? Yes, it can.
Follow Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream at twitter.com/vlaic.