Raleigh, N.C. — Big Gay Ice Cream has made a name for itself across the country. The New York City-based business has been named one of the best ice cream parlors in the country and world. Now, you will get a chance to taste the soft-serve that has people buzzing.
As part of its fifth anniversary, Big Gay Ice Cream is taking its ice cream truck for a tour through the South. The truck stops in Raleigh at Poole's Downtown Diner from about 3-10 p.m. Saturday. (Times are approximate and will be updated via social media.)
Big Gay Ice Cream offers fun takes on traditional flavors. Popular flavors include the Bea Arthur (vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche and crushed vanilla wafers) and the Salty Pimp (vanilla ice cream, dulce de leche, sea salt and chocolate chips). I am excited to try the Gobbler, which contains pie pieces and is served with either pumpkin butter and maple syrup or apple butter and bourbon butterscotch.
The company began as a seasonal food truck in 2009. The first stop opened in 2011 in NYC's East Village. Another location followed in the West Village the following year. Shops in Los Angeles and Philadelphia are expected to open by the end of the year.
Big Gay Ice Cream holds the distinction of being the only food truck invited to appear at the famed James Beard House.