Fans show their love of The Cookie Counter’s vegan treats

Fundraiser after fundraiser, people have shown their support of The Cookie Counter, which started as a food truck selling animal-product-free ice cream sandwiches.

Three times over, Seattle customers proved how much they wanted The Cookie Counter, a vegan dessert business featuring unusual ice cream flavors, nostalgic treats, fancy sundaes and pastries. First, fans supported a Kickstarter for owners Chelsea Keene and Chris Olson to operate a food truck selling their animal-product-free ice cream sandwiches. Then they cheered on a second fundraiser to open a dessert shop in the heart of Greenwood this past summer. When the shop shut down in the fall (blamed on contractor problems that led to construction delays, followed by a car crash), fans didn’t want to let the business go. They rallied, raising money to get the shop’s doors open again in May, bringing it up to a total of more than $70,000 raised to support The Cookie Counter over the years. Now, it’s become an inviting gathering spot that brightens up the block.

The setting: Simple and sweet, from the teal accents to the shelves of board games to the decorative crocheted hearts.

The menu: Ice cream sandwiches, cones, elaborate sundaes with names like “Call The Dentist,” pretty ice cream soda floats, soft-serve, milkshakes, and a pastry case filled with both glutenized and gluten-free pastries, including brownies and cookies and “popster” Pop-Tart replicas. (Add a scoop of ice cream to any bakery item for an extra $3.)

The Cookie Counter


7415 Greenwood Ave., Seattle; open noon-9 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays (note: Between June 21 and mid-September they’ll close at 10 p.m. instead);

What to try: For my family, the answer is Fluffernutter ice cream. After all the times my kids have turned down marshmallow treats because of the animal products used in…

Read the full article from the Source…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *