Greg's Ice Cream
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:
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.
HOURS: Sun-Wed 11:30a-11p, Thu/Fri/Sat 11:30a-12a.