With hot spots Delancey, Essex, Rosellini’s, The Fat Hen and Brunswick & Hunt, this stretch of NW 70th St. in Whittier Heights is accustomed to long lines and challenging parking.
And now a popular vegan ice cream shop, Frankie and Jo’s on Capitol Hill, is getting closer to opening its second location in a small space next to Rosellini’s. We peeked inside the paper-covered windows to see workers busy inside. The official open date is “early” this year.
Founded by Autumn Martin and Kari Brunson, Frankie and Jo’s makes plant-based ice cream that is vegan and gluten free. Flavors include Jamocha Chaga Fudge, Salty Caramel Ash and Carrot Za’atar.
This is the second popular ice cream shop coming to Ballard. Portland’s Salt & Straw is opening next month along Ballard Ave.