Eat in or take out at Northern Quarter ice cream parlour Lazy Sundae, where everything’s peachy, from the shop frontage to the travel-inspired menu, which will transport you East with its bubble teas and Japanese specialities.
The menu changes regularly with new additions to match the weather and one-off specials. The pineapple bao milk tea ice cream sandwich paid homage to classic breakfasts in Hong Kong. While Hong Kong-style French toast, made with in-house, thick-cut milk bread topped with Horlicks ice cream, salty butter and condensed milk, has featured a couple of times.
Ice cream comes in scoops, in signature cones and as floats. The Thai tea ice cream float has a Proustian quality, promising to take travellers right back to the bustling streets of Thailand. Other ice cream flavours include store faves Vietnamese coffee, Earl Grey Biscoff, honeydew milk, and peach tea sorbet. Vegan ice cream options include coconut and matcha.
There are also sundaes, fresh cookies baked daily and the now legendary Japanese soufflé pancakes. These are whipped fluffy clouds topped with cream and fruit: the brown sugar brulee has proved to be a clear winner.
Drinks include milkshakes, fresh milk teas (honey oat oolong is popular in the morning), individually brewed iced teas with fresh fruit, and Lucky Charms white hot choc for the colder months.