Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream is slated to open just in time for the summer heat!
Not all of state capital’s imports are coming from California. In a refreshing change of pace, Austin will become the new home of Portland-based Zeds Real Fruit Ice Cream, which hopes to open up shop this spring in East Austin. [Featured image: @zedsicecream]
Zeds is a Portland twist on traditional New Zealand real fruit ice cream. Their process, essentially, is mixing fresh fruit such as strawberries, mango, pineapple, and blueberries, with vanilla ice cream in a special machine. The result, is a refreshing blend of fruity soft serve ice cream.
The company started off as an ice cream van back 2016 on Hawthorne Boulevard in Portland. After a few years kicking about the Oregon Zoo, the company has decided to expand with a brick-and-mortar shop here in Austin:
“We are currently building out a brick and mortar location on the east side of town,” Zeds wrote in an Instagram post. “But, even before that, we will be rolling out a Zeds trailer to give everyone a little taste! Lots of details to come. So, y’all stay posted… we’re looking forward to sharing that same Zeds love and community, Texas-style.”
Zeds aims to open up at Harvey and MLK this spring. According a video recently posted on its Instagram account, their brick-and-mortar will feature both indoor and outdoor seating as well as a walk-up pick-up window.