Sweet news for East Bay folks: The Cohen brothers Ari and Andrew have opened a warm and welcoming ice cream store in the heart of Albany. The creators and co-founders of Mr. Dewie’s ice cream have brought their 100% vegan, dairy and gluten free gelato (which has been a hit in stores nationwide since 2012) directly to the local Bay Area community with their first retail location. Mr. Dewie’s Cashew Creamery is located on the buzzling corner of Kains and Solano Avenue—you can’t miss it.

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Hey Mom, It’s a Nutritious Treat
Unless you don’t like or cannot stomach nuts, this gelato will make you feel good. Mr. Dewie’s famous Organic Cashew Milk ice cream is packed with 100% natural and nutritious ingredients. We call it gelato because of its rich and creamy flavor, just like authentic gelato. It’s main ingredient, cashew nut milk, is fresh and hand-made from premium organic cashews. The brother were inspired to create the concoction when they found out they were both lactose intolerant. For all health conscious sweets lovers out there, this is a protein-packed treat with 5 to 8 grams of proteins in every serving. And you can ask for ‘kid size’ scoops.

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Photo: Mr Dewie’s / S.Klensch

Taste The Season + Get Your Flavor
Next to kid-friendly staples like chocolate chip, strawberry, and lemon cookie, there is a lot more to explore, like banana bread or caramel almond crunch. Ari gets creative developing new combos and flavors in the store’s kitchen area, where also hand-made gluten free buckwheat cones are prepped from scratch. He comes up with incredibly tasty results, like the Turmeric Spice which contains turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, anise, and black pepper. Simply delicious and ideal to get into holiday mood.

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Photo: S.Klensch


The Cashew Creamery currently offers these scrumptious seasonal flavors: :

  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Roasted Cashew
  • Chocolate Orange Chip

The Cohen brothers also have young and old covered for those cooler days, with a cashew milk hot cocoa.

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Photo: The Cashew Creamery

Where to Get Your Tasty Scoop
Next time you are in the Berkeley area, you have to pay this local Albany business a visit with your little and old ice cream gourmets. It is open from 12 p.m. until 9 p.m. during the week and until 10 p.m. on the weekend. Hint to moms and dads: this is a great after date-night dinner spot for an indulging treat.

Stay tuned, the Cohen brothers are exploring new locations to expand their local stores in this area. But until then, enjoy this luscious frozen treat right here,

Cashew Creamery in Albany
116 Solano Avenue,
Albany, CA (Just one block east of San Pablo)
Website: mrdewies.com
Hours: Mon.-Fri., noon to 9 p.m.
Weekends, noon to 10 p.m.

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Already been there, done that? Tell us what flavor you enjoy the most in the comments section below!

—Sabine Klensch