Saturday, April 13, 2013
Find out when Jamaica Plain's newest ice cream shop opens on Centre Street.
A popular "alternative" ice cream shop is opening in Jamaica Plain. Allston's FoMu Alternative Ice Cream & Café will open a second location at 617 Centre St. Tuesday, April 16, according to the café’s Facebook page. FoMu’s original location is Cambridge Street in Allston. The shop will offer free samples beginning at noon Tuesday, according to Facebook. FoMu specializes in a coconut-based, non-dairy ice cream and other products.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
FoMu, a non-dairy ice cream shop, will open a second location at 617 Centre St.
Monday, March 11, 2013
The dairy-free ice cream shop with one location in Allston will pop up on Centre Street sometime soon.
The ice cream shop with an alternative style and dairy-free delights will spread to Jamaica Plain’s main street sometime soon. FoMu Alternative Ice Cream & Café will open a second location at 617 Centre St., according to the café’s Facebook page. FoMu’s original location is Cambridge Street in Allston. FoMu specializes in a coconut-based, non-dairy ice cream and other products. There is no opening date yet, according to the page, and 50 people liked the post within an hour of its posting, (and even received a few comments about misspelling Centre Street as “Center” Street.)
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Neighbors stopped by to celebrate the opening of the new Charles Street shop, and enjoyed some free cake.
Kids from the Hill House swarmed the new J.P. Licks at 150 Charles Street for the grand opening of the neighborhood's only ice cream parlor. "The week it opened, we've been here everyday," said 10-year-old Jake Berger. It officially opened on April 30, but people came together on Monday for a welcome celebration. All proceeds from the afternoon went to support the Hill House community center's scholarship fund. "It's the best thing to happen to Beacon Hill and the kids," said Dani Urencio, a Hill House employee and mother to three kids who happily enjoyed the celebratory cake. "It's a great hangout." Owner Vince Petryk said so far business has been good, and he enjoys the people in the neighborhood. He's been looking to open in Beacon …
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday marked the first full day of business for the Boston-based ice cream shop and coffee roaster.
After months of renovating a former lawyer's office at 150 Charles St., JP Licks opened at 4 p.m. Monday. In celebration of their opening, the Jamaica Plain-based ice cream shop and coffee roaster is offering its Beacon Hill customers a free small coffee with the purchase of any baked good. In addition to their regular flavors, JP Licks offers special flavors of the month. For May, they are cow trax, strawberry cheesecake and chocolate-covered pretzels. The opening comes after JP Licks closed its Back Bay store. Here's a file story about how owner Vince Petryk chooses his locations.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
JP Licks unveils dairy-free ice cream.
Last Tuesday may have been Super Tuesday but judging from the state primary’s light voter turnout, interest was greater in JP Licks “Scooper Tuesday” of sorts, when the JP-based chain, which operates 10 Boston stores, launched a new line of vegan ice cream at all its shops, including its flagship location on Centre Street in Jamaica Plain. Three new coconut-based flavors of the non-dairy, gluten-free and Kosher-certified products were introduced: “Chocolate Coconut,” “Pineapple Coconut,” and “Coconut Almond Lace.” Customers enjoyed complimentary samples of the new sweet treats. “It’s delicious!” said Robin Barraza of Roslindale of the “Chocolate Coconut” that she sampled. “It’s better than the frozen yogurt. I couldn’t tell that it was…
Thursday, February 23, 2012
The first three non-dairy flavors debut on March 6.
Vegans rejoice. You no longer have to just drink coffee while your friends enjoy ice cream at JP Licks. The JP-based ice cream cafe will offer its first three dairy-free ice cream flavors at a free tasting on March 6. The flavors are: According to a company press release, "all of the flavors will be non-dairy, gluten-free, vegan, Kosher certified and sweetened with brown rice and agave syrups." In April, J.P. Licks will debut dairy-free hemp-based ice cream. Tokers shouldn't get too keyed up, though. As Boston Inno points out, hemp, though related to marijuana, lacks THC. In June J.P. licks plans to introduce dairy-free soy ice creams.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
"Most people want to start a business," says Vince Petryk. "I wanted to start my own little world."
On Sunday in Wellesley, Vince Petryk celebrated the opening of the tenth J.P. Licks Ice Cream Cafe. Ten is a nice number, a decade of stores. Of course, the ten stores were not opened in just a decade, it has been 30 years since J.P. Licks opened its first store, but that rate is telling. It partly explains why J.P. Licks continues to succeed. There has been very little grasping, very little overreaching, very little growth for growth's sake. It's a very JP point of view. Licks is about locale, simplicity, and about serving children, not so much about corporate expansion. Petryk, the business's founder, has created a small kingdom in spite of all that. Certainly, when he was being bullied as a young boy or when he was studying psychology…
Thursday, March 3, 2011
They're featuring a homemade Leprechaun Brew ice cream for St. Patrick's Day.
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Thursday, March 3, 2011
If this arctic weather has quashed your craving for ice cream (and, um, speak for yourself), you need to get over it. In celebration of St. Patrick's Day—this IS Boston, after all—JP Licks is featuring a homemade Leprechaun Brew ice cream (it's green, of course it is) made with local Sam Adams beer, a Grasshopper Sundae made with Mint Irish Lace ice cream, homemade hot fudge, whipped cream and Oreos, and the Triple Chocolate Chipwich, which sandwiches Mint Irish Lace ice cream between two freshly-baked triple chocolate chunk cookies. JP Licks also roasts all their own fair trade, organic coffees, available by the bean and by the cup (the Americano is rumored to be the best around) and offers freshly-baked savory croissants, muffins, …