Valpo Velvet

Valparaiso, Indiana
55 W Monroe St
Valparaiso, IN 46383


4.3 / 1 vote

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ice cream store & cafe

Serves meat, vegetarian options available. Ice cream store owned by third-generation locals. Also serving lunch including large selection of sandwiches, soup, salads, desserts. Vegetarian and vegan options. The bread is locally sourced from the town bakery. Free wi-fi. Colorful chalkboard menu, poems painted on the walls and chairs that pay homage to cows, kids, nature and mother earth. Serves ice cream but is not suitable for vegetarian as it contains gelatin. They have a small section of sorbet that is safe. Has outdoor seating. Accepts credit cards. Winter hours: Mon-Sat 11am-5pm (kitchen closes at 4:30pm); closed Sun. In summer they are often open until 9 or 10pm and are open Sunday. Call first to confirm.

Added by veg*ngirl on Jun 21 11 (last updated Jun 21 11)

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It can be tough for vegetarians in northwest Indiana, but this place is a breath of fresh air. They have an awesome sandwich board. My favorites are:

Ooh La La - Sourdough bread topped with Havarti cheese, horseradish mustard, tomato, avocado and fresh spinach and a fried egg.

Popeye - homemade "everything bialy" layered with homemade cream cheese spread, fresh spinach, tomato, cucumber, red onion. Served with ranch dressing on the side for dipping.

Say Cheese - Swiss, cheddar and provolone cheeses grilled on tomato basil bread. Add tomato ($.50).

The Veggie - Tomato basil bread, toasted with hummus, provolone, topped with letttuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, artichokes. Drizzled lightly with homemade vinaigrette.

California Crunch salad (veg version): Mixed greens topped with scoop of hummus, pecans, avocado, artichokes, craisins, cucubers, tomato, homemade croutons and homemade vinagigrette.

Garden Grub on a Plate - plate with hummus, spinach dip, pita chips and cut up veggies.

You can also get any of their other subs made w/o meat like "The Pilgrim" - ask for no turkey, then it has swiss cheese and granny smith apple slices grilled warm on white bread with a bit of mayo and homemade cranberry sauce spread.

They also have soups, salads, fruit smoothies and old-fashioned phosphates.

They sell eggs from their own free-range chickens.

Also, you can get any dish 'veganized'. Just ask for no cheese or to substitute hummus for their (creamy) spinach dip that is used on a number of the items.

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near historic downtown


No Reservations


$ - inexpensive


  • MasterCard Visa


  • American


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wi-Fi



11am - 5pm

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