You have no idea how tempted I was to hop on a plane cross-country when I heard that the DF Mavens store had opened in Manhattan. New York seems to be a hot bed for amazing dairy-free (and vegan) cuisine – something I must see, and taste, soon!
Reportedly scooping 15 flavors of purely vegan ice cream 7 days a week, DF Mavens was founded by “The Godfather of Ice Cream” Malcolm Stogo, who recognized the need for amazing dairy-free ice cream. All flavors are also gluten-free and kosher (with some of my favorites like New Orleans Salted Praline and Key Lime Creme), and they have many new flavors joining their rotation at the DF Mavens Store, including Cashew Sea Salt and Acai Berry. And in terms of ingredients, there is a little something for everyone, they have varieties that are nut-based, coconut-based, and soy-based.
Beyond scoopable ice cream, the DF Mavens Store offers snacks, hot soups, loose leaf teas, healthy juices, shakes, ice cream bars and other desserts – all dairy-free and vegan. They even offer coffee and cappuccinos with their house-made almond milk, prepared daily.
If you can’t make it to the DF Mavens Store, don’t fret; they do sell their pints in stores and ship direct to homes nationwide!
Location: 37 St. Marks Place, New York, NY 10003