Lula’s Sweet Apothecary

“This is what heaven is all about! All around amazing place, you have to try it!
Divine treats and incredible comfortable atmosphere…”

With reviews like that from the wonderful world of Yelp, (4.5 stars outta 5, with 179 reviews) how can one say “no” to trying this all vegan, all homemade, all superb place?!

Down at 516 East 6th Street, in the heart of the East Village, Lula’s Apothecary offers a variety of homemade ice cream, entirely vegan, along with several soft serve options. Hold up my dear friend, the fun does not stop there! They also have a slew of freshly baked goodies to adorn your scoops. Whether it is a vegan brownie, coconut whip cream, various candied nuts, or just a cherry to sweeten the deal. There is something for everyone.

Thanks to Abs, we tried every flavor that they had. From Lemon, Vanilla, Rocky Road, Coffee, Cookies N Cream, Mint Chip, Caramel Ginger Cookie, Toffee Crunch, to a Peanut Butter and Jelly flavored one! The couple behind the counter was ridiculously nice to us, along with the fellow patrons. This is a tiny, tiny store, so only about 6 people can stand comfortably inside. However, we all managed to eat our treats in pure blissful comfort.

The whole atmosphere of the place was so neat, again, being in NYC it seems all the walls inside places are exposed brick, but it was lined with shelves of vegan candies and little trinkets. The wall behind the ice cream display has rows of little antique styled black drawers, each labeled for their toppings. So it was neat to see them actually using all of the old equipment and storage that they would have 70 years ago.

I would gladly sell everything I own and move to NYC just so I could work here or at least visit them on a daily, or even hourly basis.

Everyone ordered something different, for me, I had to go all out and get the Sundae. A dish with a warm vegan brownie in the bottom, topped with a serving of cake batter soft serve, and a scoop of peanut butter and jelly, then doused with coconut whip cream, smothered in vegan hot fudge, candied pecans and oreos, and a nice cherry to round it all out. Dear God! this was amazing, even with it being 50 degrees and rainy, it was still perfect. B got a chocolate malt, in the old fashioned glass and metal straw (?!), the girls got baby sundaes with lemon and pb & J and Michael went for a cone of strawberry.

I am sure the pictures can speak for themselves though…

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