The Dolly Llama, a popular waffle concept that currently dominates the Los Angeles dessert-scene with its own unique take on Hong Kong’s iconic Bubble Waffle, recently partnered with fellow Los Angeles favorite Craig’s Vegan to offer several new, vegan-friendly dessert options. Customers can now select from four cashew milk-based ice cream flavors, order a vegan shake made with Craig’s ice cream and almond milk, or take a pint of Craig’s to-go. For the first time, The Dolly Llama’s traditional ice cream flavors will be available for purchase in pints, as well.

“The Dolly Llama was created to provide customers from all walks of life with an authentic, unique, and enjoyable dessert experience,” says co-founder Eric Shomof. “We knew that in order to be truly inclusive, especially as a Los Angeles-based brand, we wanted to offer a selection of vegan dessert options to be accommodating towards all dietary preferences. We are thrilled to have found a like-minded partner in Craig’s, which offers vegan products that deliver the quality and taste that The Dolly Llama is known for.”

Through this partnership, customers of The Dolly Llama can select from any of Craig’s four 100 percent vegan, cashew-milk based ice cream flavors when creating their own dessert:

  • Sunset & Strawberry: Crafted using Craig’s famous cashew milk ice cream foundation, this flavor delivers a symphony of tangy and sweet notes using a hand-crafted strawberry puree that is natural in color and completely preservative-free.
  • Killa’ Vanilla: Craig’s reinvents their beloved vanilla-flavored ice cream by using a delicious cashew milk alternative that’s loaded it with nostalgic notes of ancient Madagascar vanilla bean that’s churned into a soft and creamy infusion
  • Melrose Mint Chip: Craig’s famous cashew milk ice cream foundation with cooling sensations of peppermint matched harmoniously with organic bittersweet dark chocolate flakes.
  • Kursten’s PB Krunch: Craig’s landmark flavor, named after its creator Chef Kursten, is churned to perfection with an organic peanut butter base, organic cocoa butter and vanilla, then finished with bitter-sweet dark chocolate chunks.


“We are thrilled to be part of The Dolla Llama’s offerings, both on the menu and to-go in pints,” says Craig’s Vegan Founder, Craig Susser. “There’s truly no better partnership than two brands that are both passionate about offering the very best.”

“We’ve always encouraged our customers to ‘go nuts,’ and with these new additions to our menu, thanks to our new partnership with Craig’s Vegan, their options are now truly limitless, regardless of dietary preference. We are excited to see the new ways our customers will allow their creativity and indulgence to run wild,” added Shomof.

The Southern California waffle and artisanal ice cream concept was established in 2017 as a destination for families, shoppers, students, and tourists alike. Since its inception, The Dolly Llama has dominated the Los Angeles waffle scene with its original take on authentic European flavors and techniques, such as Belgian waffles using traditional methods, and the Hong Kong Bubble Waffle prepared with a special batter that produces a unique crispy and custard-like texture. The brand’s iconic logo and unparalleled aesthetic flair helped cement their status as Los Angeles’ hottest dessert destination.

Their four unique waffle styles, OG Liege Waffle, Waffle Stick, Bubble Waffle, and Bubble Waffle Jr, are the base of the interactive menu of ‘Top Picks’ waffle and ice cream desserts, ice cream waffle sandwiches, waffle sticks, and shakes. Their ‘Build Your Own’ menu allows customers to “go nuts” with unlimited toppings (24 varieties) resulting in endless flavor possibilities and combinations. 

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