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Zak Khimji and Zein Rahemtulla, the owners at Where’s The Scoop, a Thai-inspired rolled ice cream shop, have chosen the Downtown Alpharetta restaurant and retail district for their second location, at 26 Old Roswell St.
Pending permit approval, construction to convert the space off Old Roswell St. near the Food Truck Alley that formerly belonged to The Drake Closet consignment shop begins next week, with a February 2020 projected completion.
The owners opened their first Where’s The Scoop in Johns Creek’s Haynes Bridge Shopping Center in 2017, serving rolled ice cream, coffee, and bubble teas.
The Downtown Alpharetta location’s menu adds Italian-style cakes, and Georgia Honey Farm honey for retail, but will continue the same processes with small batch quality and attention to detail, down to what they call themselves: “Ice Cream Artisans.”
“We make our ice cream 100 percent from scratch with simple ingredients like milk, cream and sugar,” shared Khimji on a phone call with What Now Atlanta.
“There are zero binders and zero preservatives. All of our dairy comes from local dairy farm Mountain Fresh Creamery, and we use fresh and seasonal produce for our flavors,”
He attributes the success of the shop to his commitment to staying local, natural and fresh all season and an increased awareness around wellness.
“I think consumers are getting more educated on what they’re putting into their bodies. A lot of our customers who have dietary restrictions and maybe food allergies can eat our ice cream. We have a non-dairy, vegan, plant-based ice cream that was inspired by kids who justed ice cream that tasted like ice cream. They wanted their cookies and cream, their chocolate, their vanilla, not something that tasted cashew- or coconut-based. That recipe alone took me over six months.”
He also raised the bar for dairy consumers.
“The local farm we source our dairy from specializes in A2 milk which is like the milk of past and future with proteins that help digest lactose. If you are lactose sensitive or intolerant, you’ll find our ice cream a lot more digestible. I only eat my ice cream.”
Details are developing on two more ITP Atlanta locations that are currently in negotiations with “one being further along than the other.”