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New York Ice Cream Shop Van Leeuwen to Invade Houston

Get your scoops in Rice Village, the first location for the shop in Texas.

By Timothy Malcolm December 16, 2020

New York-based Van Leeuwen Ice Cream has announced it's landing in Houston, specifically Rice Village, according to an announcement Wednesday.

The first Houston site for Van Leeuwen will be at the former Steel City Pops site at 2565 Amherst St, and it's slated to open in the spring.

Van Leeuwen, which started as a food truck in the Big Apple back in 2008, has 30 flavors of both straight-up dairy and vegan ice cream, like chocolate fudge brownie and cookie crumble strawberry jam. 

"We couldn't be happier to be expanding to the Houston area. With its established ties, walkability, and bustling community, we knew Rice Village was perfect for our first venture into the Lone Star State," said CEO and co-founder Ben Van Leeuwen in a press release. "For over 12 years we’ve been committed to bringing our customers good ice cream that makes you feel good, and we can’t wait to serve Rice Village, come spring."

Van Leeuwen has multiple shops in New York and Los Angeles. It's soon to open a New Jersey location as well.

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