Cold, sweet and creamy, milkshakes evoke childhood. There’s something about summer that makes us it okay for grown-ups to indulge too. Here’s where to get a milkshake in Kits, while you can still get away with it.
Where to Get a Milkshake in Kitsilano
We love it all year round for diner fare and the fact that there’s real art (find the Fred Herzog!) mixed in with the kitsch covering the walls. When it comes to the art of the milkshake, you can bet they know their stuff. Expect oversized portions, the overflow served on the side in a chrome mixing cup, with real ice cream in flavours such as coconut, almond and espresso. They also have the classic triumvirate: choc, strawberry and vanilla. Add booze for just $3 more.
2095 West 4th Ave., (604) 732 6810, www.sophiescosmiccafe.com
This is not your classic milkshake experience. Expect experimental, well-executed flavours like earl grey lavender and chocolate-coffee-toffee adorned with real whipped cream and the equally creative topping of your choice.
102–1926 West 4th Ave Vancouver, 604.428.7246, rainorshineicecream.com
Moderne serves the full retro beverage smorgasbord including shakes, floats, malts and cream sodas in fun flavours like creamsicle, mocha and chocolate-covered cherry.
2507 West Broadway, www.moderneburger.com
Technically, they’re called blizzards and, according to our eighth grade chemistry teacher, if a spoon stands up straight in them, they’re not a liquid. But with those salient facts aside, we’re making an exception for blizzards because they defy categorization and they have an extra wow-factor kinda like what happens when you put bacon on a doughnut. In flavours like peanut butter cup pie and double fudge cookie dough, this will sate your sugar + fat craving for the long haul.
2601 West Broadway, 604-732-3704
Last modified: July 22, 2014