Beginning this week, Fat Cat Creamery will come to you—as long as you live or work in the Heights. (Also optional if you don't live or work in the Heights: ordering it from a nice, shady bench along Heights Blvd., ordering it from the tennis courts at Milroy Park, ordering it from outside another ice cream shop just to mess with them.) The popular creamery at 1901 N. Shepherd has teamed up with Heights-based bicycle couriers Velo Delivery for a near-daily delivery service of anything from ice cream to waffle cones (we suggest getting both at once).
Fat Cat Creamery
1901 N. Shepherd Dr.
"The cats are excited to finally have a delivery service,” says Sarah Johnston, owner of Fat Cat Creamery, in a press release. "We’re especially pleased that our creamy treats will be distributed around the Heights via bicycle. We care about the environment, so using a bicycle delivery service like Velo makes 'purrfect' sense."
Delivery costs an additional $8 on top of whatever ice cream you order, though there's no minimum order. And we're not joking about ordering it from a tennis court; Velo will deliver to you wherever you may be, as long as it's within the bounds of Katy Freeway (I-10), 610 N. Loop W., TC Jester Blvd., and the North Freeway (I-45).
The service runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday, and 11 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday. "Partnering with Fat Cat Creamery is a natural fit for us, since we’re mostly a Heights-only courier service," says Ryan Strayer, owner of Velo Delivery. "We’re pleased to bring treats to folks all around the neighborhood."
To arrange for a delivery, just call Fat Cat Creamery at 713-869-1080. Your ice cream will arrive within the hour, and you'll simply pay the cyclist when he shows up (ahem, plus tip).
We're especially pleased over at Houstonia, as not only did we name Fat Cat Creamery one of the best new restaurants of 2014 and one of the city's 10 best ice cream shops—we're right at the corner of Heights Blvd. and 5th St., meaning we're in prime delivery territory. We see some (okay, many) ice cream sandwiches in our future...