Scoop Shop is Trinity Bellwoods’ new ice cream parlour
While you may not be allowed to crack a cold one in public, Scoop Shop, a new ice cream parlour at Dundas and Bathurst, is providing perfectly legal and refreshing snacks for the hood’s park-goers. After years of working with pastry, owner Sanober Motiwala, a graduate of University of Guelph’s ice cream technology program, combined her two passions when she founded Sweet Sammies in 2013. Familiar at farmers’ markets around the city, the pop-up now has a permanent storefront just steps away from Trinity Bellwoods and Alexandra parks. Customers can get anything from single scoops to sundaes, ice pops, profiteroles and even baked Alaskas. There are also milkshakes, malts, affogatos and ice cream floats. But Motiwala’s signature items are the made-to-order ice cream sandwiches that stuff one of the shop’s house-made ice creams between two freshly baked cookies, macaron halves or “crownies”—cookie-like brownies and blondies. Ice cream flavours rotate regularly but can include vanilla bean and Maldon-salted caramel, Propeller Coffee–injected espresso and cajeta (Mexican caramel). Vegan and lactose-intolerant ice cream lovers, fear not: there are also coconut- and fruit-based sorbets.