Plan B Dessertery

Their beyond beautiful and tasty bubble waffles come in nine different flavours with options like the Bees Knees with vanilla ice cream, chocolate honeycomb and caramel sauce; the Toffee Apple with double caramel ice cream, green apple chunks and candied nuts; and the Wimbledon with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, crushed meringue, cream and chocolate sauce. Another quirk at Plan B Dessertery is the bottled water. Decorated with unique illustrations by Durban designers, the bottles have become collector's items and people go to Plan B specifically to get their hands on this artwork.

Details: Plan B Dessertery's website | Facebook page

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Ciao — The Little Eatery

Hidden between Jamie's Italian and The Venue, Ciao is a popular brunch and lunch kiosk run by a handful of passionate individuals. Above and beyond their signature Ciao Sandwich, this little hidden gem serves fresh bubble waffles made according to a traditional waffle recipe and crammed with extraordinary fillings.

Details: Facebook page | 010 007 4646

Paul's Homemade Ice Cream, Hyde Park

This one's for the vegans! The son of an engineer and renowned photographer, Paul Ballen has expanded his backyard ice cream empire into a well-rounded business that now specialises in a range of vegan variations of their favourite dairy treat. Flavours include Caralishious Peanut Butter, Caralishious Vanilla Cinnamon and Caralishious Toasted Coconut. These are sugar-free, while other health-conscious options are sweetened with xylitol. They also serve up a multitude of regular ice cream flavours. Head over to the Paul's Homemade Ice Cream bar on the lower level of Hyde Park Shopping Centre and get your fill!

Details: Paul's Homemade Ice Cream's website | 011 485 0104

Crumbs & Cream

So, what's on the menu? Well, we're glad you asked! Crumbs & Cream has a variety of brand-new sweet treats for you to try this spring. To start off the yummy lineup, welcome the delicious Cookie Dough to the Crumbs & Cream family. There's nothing more comforting than biting into a frozen choc-chip cookie with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. You can indulge in this delectable goodie at *R43 per ice cream sandwich.

Details: Crumbs & Cream's website | [email protected] | 081 343 2761

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Häagen-Dazs

Häagen-Dazs has been in business for quite some time now, and they continue being one of the greatest in the ice cream business. Call them the ice cream dealers, because they have just the right fix for you. Founder, Reuben Mattus' vision was to make the best ice cream in the world using high quality, carefully selected ingredients. They have a passion for perfection, and that's exactly what you will taste once you try out their ice cream!

Details: Häagen-Dazs' website | 0800 116 766

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The Knickerbocker Ice Cream Company

They are the first true pop-up ice cream parlour. Spot them in different locations such as Fourways Gardens on Wednesdays. Festival lover's will be glad to know that they occasionally pop up at festivals around Joburg. So, if you want to taste their delicious treats, make sure you are always on the look out for where they will be next.

Details: The Kinkerbocker Ice Cream Company's website | [email protected] | 072 229 7122

Moody Cow Gelato & Coffee Co.

Ice cream lovers will be spoiled for choice once they get to this amazing ice cream and coffee haven. You can choose from a variety of delicious flavours ranging from the classics like Chocolate and Vanilla, to well-known Gelato flavours like Stracciatella (a blend of milk and chocolate) and Pistachio, to unique Moody Cow South African inspired flavours like Biltong, Melk Tert, Popcorn and Malva Pudding. So many options, good luck choosing one.

Details: Moody Cow's website | [email protected] | 010 593 2740

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La Cremosa

This spot is bringing Italy closer to you by all means. We think you should try out their artisan Italian gelato because it is mind blowing. Honestly, the Pistachio ice cream that these guys create is enough to make you lose your mind and eat the whole tub (it happens, okay). La Cremosa even changed our mind about sorbet – we were never fans until we tried their mango and strawberry flavours… let’s just say we’re hooked!

Details: La Cremosa's website | [email protected] | 084 229 3994

Other Places To Find Ice Cream

And if you are looking for more places that have amazing ice cream, be sure to check out our Vegan Ice Cream spots, and this incredible ice cream spot that should be on your radar if you are a die-hard fan of ice cream.

Which Other Places To Look At For Ice Cream

Sally Williams Melrose Arch

We're obsessed with the Sally Williams nougat but even more obsessed with their ice cream. Indulge in a wide variety of luxury ice creams exclusive to Sally Williams Melrose Arch. This flagship store also stocks the fluffiest pancakes served with cappuccino ice cream dressed in the store's celebrated nougat. Why not wash that sweet treat down with a cup of coffee or... a Turkish delight milkshake!

Details: https://www.facebook.com/SallyWilliamsFineFoods/

Plan B Dessertery

Their beyond beautiful and tasty bubble waffles come in nine different flavours with options like the Bees Knees with vanilla ice cream, chocolate honeycomb and caramel sauce; the Toffee Apple with double caramel ice cream, green apple chunks and candied nuts; and the Wimbledon with vanilla ice cream, strawberries, crushed meringue, cream and chocolate sauce. Another quirk at Plan B Dessertery is the bottled water. Decorated with unique illustrations by Durban designers, the bottles have become collector's items and people go to Plan B specifically to get their hands on this artwork.

Details: https://www.planbdessertery.com/

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Ciao — The Little Eatery

Hidden between Jamie's Italian and The Venue, Ciao is a popular brunch and lunch kiosk run by a handful of passionate individuals. Above and beyond their signature Ciao Sandwich, this little, hidden gem serves fresh bubble waffles made according to a traditional waffle recipe and crammed with extraordinary fillings.

Details: https://www.facebook.com/ciaoeatery/

Paul's Homemade Ice Cream, Hyde Park

This one's for the vegans! The son of an engineer and renowned photographer, Paul Ballen has expanded his backyard ice cream empire into a well-rounded business that now specialises in a range of vegan variations of our favourite dairy treat. Flavours include Caralishious Peanut Butter, Caralishious Vanilla Cinnamon, and Caralishious Toasted Coconut. These are sugar-free, while other health-conscious options are sweetened with xylitol. Head over to the Paul's Homemade Ice Cream bar on the lower level of Hyde Park Shopping Centre and get your fill!

Details: http://paulshomemade.com/our-flavours/

Crumbs & Cream

So, what's on the menu? Well, we're glad you asked! Crumbs & Cream has a variety of brand-new sweet treats for you to try this summer. To start off the yummy lineup, welcome the delicious Cookie Dough cookies to the Crumbs & Cream family. There's nothing more comforting than biting into a frozen choc-chip cookie with a melt-in-your-mouth texture. So good! You can indulge in this goodie at R38 per ice cream sandwich.

Details: https://www.crumbsandcream.co.za/

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The Green Craft Bar

Imagine there was a place where you could get top craft beer draughts that don't cost an arm and a leg. Meet the Green Craft Bar - the multi-location beer bar you've been waiting for. Good food, great suds, and an environment not taken over by dudes dressed as lumber jacks. Their flagship shop at the Benoni Country Club (they also have branches in Glenvista and Modderfontein), is well worth a visit the month. The menu is off the charts - think bar food but with a gourmet twist. The Green Craft Bar serves chicken wings with mash, slap chips or crisps, something called Benoni Cherries (which is pretty much mince and risotto rolled into balls), chicken and beef tacos, Haloumi wraps, a beautiful butternut and peach salad (which is off the hook, by the way), and a pulled pork pita.

More Details: http://www.thegreen.co.za/

 

Mad Nomad

By the same guy that brought Kream to Pretoria (and Midrand for that matter), comes a Turkish delight so fragrant that you don't even have to set foot outside of the country to experience it. The Mad Nomand in Midrand offers urfa kebabs, pide (flatbread) combinations, and lamb shanks that will leave you dreaming. The vibe is super sleek, so dress the part (now you can finally wear that baby blue tux of yours)!

More Details: http://www.madnomad.co.za/

Épicure by Chef Coco

The great African Food Renaissance has arrived. Introducing flavours from East African, chef Coco (the guy behind Sel et Poivre), is taking on the Sandton palate with his latest offering, Épicure. At the time of writing Epicure is not yet open (they are waiting for a liquor license) but folks can expect fine a la carte dining, culinary art, Afritapas food, a rum bar, cigar space fitted with a humidor, al fresco eating and even morning-fresh and healthy dishes!

More Details: http://www.epicurerestaurant.co.za/

Angelo's Kitchen

Fresh off the block with a brand spanking menu for 2018, Angelo's Kitchen in Bryanston is the place to get your pizza and pasta on. Sure, they've been around for years but we don't need an excuse to go bananas on their black mushroom and blue cheese gnocchi (the gnocchi is made in-house) or roast lamb pizza with extra chilli! Angelo's is a family business, and you know we always recommend that you #SupportLocal.

More Details: http://angelos-kitchen-sloane.business.site/

Ciao - The Little Eatery

Ciao is a little deli type vibe in Melrose Arch that's packing a big hunger busting punch for its size. We're talking old school bagels stuffed with salmon and cream cheese, brand spanking new bubble waffles topped with ice cream and chocolate, and smoothies so soft and simple that you can't help but slurp them so loud that your mom yells at you all the way from Roodepoort. Ciao is also big on salads, so if you're in the mood for a gourmet salad then hit them up the next time you find yourself in the Arch.

More Details: https://www.facebook.com/ciaoeatery/

Kraal Restaurant

Head to the popular Thaba Eco Hotel in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve for a treat and a half. Kraal Restaurant is a masterpiece waiting to be discovered. Their a la carte menu is something so pretty that it's on par with a poem Lord Byron wrote before he got kicked out of England... yeah, let's just go with that analogy, shall we? Beyond the beautiful beef, lamb and chicken burgers, toasted sandwiches and tramezzinis, there lies a kitchen that is capable, waiters that are passionate, and a venue so pretty that it is on par with a Lord Byron... wait... we've done that one already... anyway. The crux is, go check it out - we're sure you will fall in love with the place. You know, #NoRegrets2018.

More Details:http://www.thabahotel.co.za/restaurant/kraal-restaurant/

By Shawn Greyling