Ice Cream News
An artisanal ice cream shop from New York is making its Fort Worth debut: Van Leeuwen, the Brooklyn-born ice cream brand, is opening a location in Fort Worth's WestBend development.
According to a release, the shop will open Thursday, November 10, with a party from 12-4 pm, when they'll be serving scoops for $1. It's located at 1653 River Run #141, and will be open Sunday-Thursday from 12-11 pm, and Friday-Saturday from 12 pm-12 am.
Van Leeuwen Ice Cream was started in 2008 out of a yellow truck on the streets of New York by Ben Van Leeuwen, Pete Van Leeuwen, and Laura O’Neill. They now have shops across New York, California, Pennsylvania, Texas, Colorado, and Connecticut. Pints and ice cream bars are also sold in grocery stores, and they'll ship nationwide from their website.
They're famous for their French-style ice cream, which means lots of cream and egg yolks, and for unique flavors like Honeycomb, Praline Butter Cake, Marionberry Cheesecake, and Earl Grey Tea.
They also offer sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, root beer floats, and milkshakes, and are especially beloved for their vegan and non-dairy selection made from oat and cashew milk, in flavors such as Churros & Fudge, Peanut Butter Brownie Honeycomb, and Cookies & Cream Caramel Swirl.
They also use high-quality ingredients such as pistachios from Mount Etna in Sicily, marionberries from their Oregon farm partner Stahlbush Island Farms, Rishi Tea for their Earl Grey Tea flavor, and for Texas, Praline Butter Cake, made with Texas pecans.
Fort Worth will be their 37th storefront nationally and their fifth in Texas, following their store in Dallas' West Village, plus three locations in Houston, and they have another location in the works for Dallas on Lovers Lane in spring 2023.
“We are psyched to open our first scoop shop in Fort Worth. Texas has been very good to us and we plan to expand further,” says Ben Van Leeuwen in a statement. “We can’t wait to bring the goodness that is Van Leeuwen ice cream to this unique and historic city.”