Nothing makes summer great quite like a giant scoop of ice cream, but for those with severe allergies, enjoying this hot weather treat isn’t the easiest feat. That’s where A La Mode Shoppe, located at 360 E. 55th St., comes in.
This Turtle Bay joint opened up in March 2015 with one mission: Give children and adults with severe allergies a place to enjoy ice cream. All of A La Mode’s creations are made in their own factory in the Bronx, using only nut-free, egg-free and sesame-free ingredients, with dairy-free alternatives served on-site as well.
Marc and Sandy Roth opened the shop across the street from their home in a storefront that had been empty for five years. They combined Marc’s hospitality background and Sandy’s children’s clothing expertise to create a dual ice cream parlor-children’s boutique.
Marc described the rewarding feeling of giving children with allergies access to ice cream.
“We get kids having the experience of going to an ice cream shop for the first time ever,” he said on his clientele. “You see the hesitance at first, and then they become a kid in a candy shop.”
The two winning flavors among kids are “Pink Sprinkle” and “Partly Cloudy,” the bright pink ice cream being a sweet vanilla flavor with rainbow sprinkles, and the bright blue choice a cotton candy flavor with vegan marshmallows. For the adults, Roth said the top flavors are “Wired” (coffee ice cream with chocolate chips) and the salted-caramel ice cream. A sorbet is also always available for a dairy-free alternative.
Besides their brick-and-mortar location, A La Mode Shoppe flavors will be available at ShopRite in three weeks and Costco in the near future.
Check out these bright, fun flavors that will make you channel your inner child.
Original article can be found here on AM New York.com
Toby and his friend Tiger are the official mascots of a la mode shoppe!
You know them from our website and from their presence around our shoppe. Would you like to color in Toby & Tiger? You can download them below and print them out.
Bring in your completed coloring pages to receive a free “mini cone” from now through December 31st 2015.
(Limited one per person)
We will be collecting and displaying all of the beautiful art work colored in by our participating customers here on our website’s gallery.
The project is open to children of all ages and adults too!
click here to download –> Toby & Tiger Coloring Page
click here to download –> Tiger Coloring Page
click here to download –> Toby Coloring Page
We are looking forward to seeing your art!
Our manager Lisamarie Parks here at a la mode shoppe shared this wonderful sentiment.
We wanted to share it with you.
No I don’t have a peanut/tree nut allergy.
No I don’t have any kids.
No I won’t even be home to give out treats for Halloween.
No I’m not sure if it’s normal to use wall paint on pumpkins.
My story is a little different.
I work in a nut free facility (that even offers dairy free options) and seeing the smiles and tears of happiness on both children and parents faces the moment they walk in and know that EVERYTHING is safe has made the last couple of months the best they have ever been in my life!
This year my goal is not only to bring awareness to the #tealpumpkinproject
but food allergy awareness itself.
These little babies are my work in progress but something I can honestly hold my head up high about.
With every like and every question on social media in regards to this picture is one more person educated and that’s the greatest “treat” this girl could ask for this Halloween!