While it might be chilly outside, that isn’t stopping local residents from indulging in some new frozen treats.
La Diperie recently opened its doors in the Georgetown Market Place food court and is offering soft serve vanilla ice cream that can be coated in a large variety of different dips made from Belgian chocolate. Flavours run the gamut from milk and dark chocolate to birthday cake, s'mores and more. Toppings can be added as well to further customize your cone.
“What we are trying to do is offer an experience to our customers,” said local franchise co-owner Alpesh Shah, noting the La Diperie brand is known for its rich-flavoured Belgian chocolate.
The dessert parlour offers a variety of other products, including donuts and waffles that can be customized with toppings, cheesecake slices from the Cheesecake Factory, Tiny Tom donuts, bubble tea, milkshakes and hot chocolate.
Shah said they have ice cream cakes that differ from the traditional in that they also contain cake, not just ice cream.
Those who are vegan or lactose intolerant have some options here as well with products like ice cream bars made from soy and coconut milk, sorbet and more.
“When customers come, we’ve got something for everybody,” noted Shah.
He and his wife opened their first La Diperie location on Queen Street East in Toronto in 2018. The business man said they were inspired to get into the ice cream market by their two children, who like most kids, have a strong penchant for the sweet, cold treats.
With Shah’s business partner loving his experience in the local community as the owner of Grind Hamburgers on Guelph Street, bringing the unique ice cream shop to town was an easy decision.
“We’ve received so much positive feedback since we opened. We can’t thank the community enough,” added Shah.
And while launching during the cold winter months might seem like a tough go for an ice cream business, Shah said that hasn’t been the case for La Diperie.
“You would be surprised at how many orders we receive for delivery,” he said. “Ice cream was a seasonal thing, but not anymore.”
For further details, visit ladiperie.com.