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Greg's Ice Cream

Posted by Debbie Ohi / Reviewed on August 30, 2007 / review policy

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I'm an ice cream addict, and Greg Ice Cream has always been the Holy Grail of ice cream shops for me. The place used to be a favourite hangout for University of Toronto students in its old location further east on Bloor Street. Now at Bloor and Spadina, the shop is still owned by Greg Mahon and still uses all-natural ingredients.

The flavours change regularly from a list of over 100 flavours. Chocolaholics will be ecstatic to discover that almost 30 of those have the word "chocolate" in them!

Here's what was on the board when we visited:

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I ordered the Cinnamon Nutmeg, which was spicy and hugely refreshing. I'd like to try Roasted Marshmallow next time, if it's available, since apparently it's his signature flavour. But then again, I also HAVE to try Pumpkin Raisin sometime. And Chocolate Ginger. And Chocolate Peanut Butter and Green Tea & Ginger and Licorice and Mandarin Orange and Durian. Okay, maybe not Durian.

Ice cream servings range from $2.34 for kiddie-size to $4.35 for large. Banana splits are $8.50 or you can build your own shake or sundae. And if you don't live too far away, you can always take Greg's ice cream home ($5.99 for half a litre, $9.99 for 1 litre).

The place is smaller than its old Bloor Street location but now there's outdoor seating. More importantly, the ice cream is just as mouthwatering...especially on a hot afternoon at the tail end of summer.

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HOURS: Sun-Wed 11:30a-11p, Thu/Fri/Sat 11:30a-12a.

Discussion

19 Comments

IceCreamFreak / August 31, 2007 at 09:04 am
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OMG - chocolate peanut butter! We moved out of the area last year and I STILL crave it - can't find another shop that does it as well as Greg's. My sweet hubby tried to buy me a container for my birthday last year but alas, he didn't hear back from them. The sweet cream is pretty awesome too, the toasted marshmallow is also good but I find it overpowering sometimes. Banana's also delish...maybe time for a visit at lunch today!!
tl?nista / August 31, 2007 at 09:20 am
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The Big Chill in Little Italy has good chocolate peanut butter ice cream -- in fact, all their stuff is delicious -- but Greg's is still king.

(My favourites are Cinnamon Coffee, and Roasted Marshmallow.)
frank / August 31, 2007 at 09:29 am
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Their 'stout' ice cream is teh bomb! admittedly i was skeptical at first but the sweet creaminess worked well with the strong, malty flavour...anyone who's every thought about making a guinness float shout save themselves the trouble and grab a stout ice cream milkshake!
AT / September 2, 2007 at 09:01 am
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Lemon meringue. Not too sweet, not too tart, refreshing. Tastes like pie.
Christine / September 18, 2007 at 11:48 pm
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I highly recommend the roasted marshmallow and pumpkin (not at the same time, though you could try.) Since it's almost pumpkin season, keep an eye out for it. It's ice cream heaven!! I once finished a whole half litre while watching Ice Age...Brrrrrr and yummy!
Tas / October 16, 2007 at 06:59 am
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Their 'roased marshmellow' is stuff of legends! and is to die for...or kill for what ever comes first. :)
daftcyborg / December 25, 2007 at 03:51 pm
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This is by far Toronto's best kept secret. The roasted marshmallow ice cream is to die for. I hope no one else finds out about it!
john / March 27, 2008 at 02:22 pm
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Gregs is amazing! Every flavour of ice cream is amazing! What a treat that it is so close to home for me.
Johnny G / March 27, 2008 at 05:19 pm
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Greg's gives me wood
Ed&Linda / October 21, 2009 at 09:34 pm
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Glorious !
Roasted Marshmellow, Pumpkin, Coffee Toffee, Malt Ball Crunch absolutely amazed us. The only bummer was that Stout and Pear and Ginger were not available. But coming back three times due to limited hours of operation was totally worth it - we'll have to come back for the other flavors !!
Simone Jesus / April 7, 2010 at 04:49 pm
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Try OREO! Is really amazing... unbelievable!
Fanny / May 4, 2010 at 12:50 pm
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Coffee Toffee, one of their signature flavour, is my absolute favourite! Love it love it!
Italianskyy / July 17, 2010 at 02:10 pm
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Hello Ice Cream fans,

I'm looking for the best Ice Cream Cake in the Toronto area for a friends Birthday he will be 38yrs old and lives in Brampton, ON. My friend loves Chocolate & Peanut Butter.

I didn't want to order anything too sweet so do any of you know who I can call? I live in the U.S. so I will be grateful for any help you able send my way.

Thank you, xo
yada / August 15, 2010 at 10:03 pm
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Andrew / March 9, 2011 at 12:25 pm
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Does anyone know when Greg's is reopening?
nizoral shampoo / March 12, 2012 at 04:49 pm
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WEB / July 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm
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I frequent Ed's in the beaches and went to Greg's for the first time in the Distillery the other day. Verdict: Greg's doesn't even come close to Ed's. Greg's Roasted Marshmallow is literally DISGUSTING when compared to Ed's Burnt Marshmallow. Also, Ed's is cheaper!

Recommendation: If you go to Greg's on a regular basis and enjoy it, never try Ed's. Because if you do, you'll realize that the ice cream at Greg's isn't that good.
yo / July 29, 2012 at 11:36 am
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greg's is gross, way better place in toronto.....
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