Takeout Ice Cream Tour in the Acura MDX

As this spring was far different than any other due to the pandemic, I took advantage of being in the city while not able to travel. I did a Takeout Ice Cream Tour locally with the Acura MDX 2022 model.

Maestro James Coleridge

My first Takeout adventure featured Casereccio Foods in Kitsilano where Maestro James Coleridge @gelatobyjames.yvr is now making his award winning gelato, here he is making world class Italian gelato. With 12 flavours in the case daily, some classic flavours that are there all the time and some new seasonal flavours that change.

You can get almost everything on offer for enjoying inside (when inside dining is open again), patio dining, takeout to pickup daily; or you could get delivery as well.

These are the flavours that I tried on this latest visit.

Tiramisu, Cherry Chocolate Crack gelato and Pistachio sorbetto

And I also got a pint to go with Tiramisu and Stracciatella

Casereccio Foods is located at 2480 Vine Street in Vancouver.

Follow them on Instagram @casereccio_foods

This is the latest model of the Acura MDX that I have had the pleasure to test drive and it is far different than the 2018 model I had driven a few years ago. Fourth-generation MDX undergoes its most radical design transformation yet with a bold new exterior and sophisticated interior design. This car features an all-new, ultra-rigid platform applies an MDX-first double-wishbone front suspension.

MDX debuts several new technologies including Precision Cockpit all-digital instrument display, Amazon Alexa Built-In, and Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

My second takeout adventure featured Uno Gelato also located in Kitsilano, crafted by Executive Gelato Master and R&D Director Andres Bermudez Laverde @andres.il.gelatiere who makes a selection of gelato and sorbetto flavours in house.

You can get almost everything on offer takeout to pickup daily; or you could get delivery as well.

These are the flavours that I tried on this latest visit.

Lavazza espresso, Very Chery and Almond Siciliano

I also got a couple of pints to go, the Lavazza espresso and Almond Siciliano

Uno Gelato is located at 2579 W. Broadway in Vancouver.

Follow them on Instagram at @unogelato.yvr

First-class front seat comfort is enabled via next-generation Acura sport seats featuring 12-way adjustment, three-way seat heating and three-position memory – all standard. MDX Platinum Elite Package gains additional power-adjusting side bolsters and thigh extensions for 16-way adjustment. I loved this feature which enabled me to adjust the position of my seat accordingly.

My third takeout adventure featured Welcome Parlour in The Shipyards in the Lower Lonsdale area of North Vancouver. Here it is all about ice cream with a fun selection of flavours in the case for cones, cups, flights, sundaes, floats and more!

You can get almost everything on offer to enjoy on the outside plaza, takeout to pickup daily; or you could get delivery as well.

These are the flavours that I tried on this latest visit.

Flight with Birthday cake, Blueberry, espresso flake and mint chocolate chip

I also got a couple of pints to go, one pint with Chocolate and cracked Salted Caramel and the other with strawberry cheesecake, and maple Bourbon

Welcome Parlour is located at 125 Victory Ship Way #126 in North Vancouver.

Follow them on Instagram @welcomeparlour

My fourth Takeout adventure features Dolce Amore on Commercial Drive who features their own homemade gelato and sorbetto flavours for cones, cups, pints and more.

You can order their delicious gelato for takeout or home delivery by DoorDash daily

These are the flavours that I tried on this latest visit.

Triple Scoop cone with some of their May flavours including the Brown butter pecan toffee topped with the Avocado honey oat crunch and crowned with the Blueberry mangia cheesecake.

I also got some pints to go, one pint with Blueberry mangia cheesecake, Peanut butter brownie, Continental coffee chip, Birthday cake, and Stracciatella.

Dolce Amore is located at 1588 Commercial Drive in Vancouver.

Follow them on Instagram @thegelatomafia

Also new for 2022, MDX Platinum Elite Package benefits from a 10.5-inch full color Head-Up Display (HUD) that can show critical vehicle alerts, collision warnings, navigation instructions, vehicle speed, and incoming calls and texts.

Another benefit featured in the Acura MDX is the latest generation of Acura’s intuitive and driver-focused True Touchpad Interface™ (TTI), featuring Acura’s largest-ever center display. At an ultra-wide 12.3-inches, the full-HD display works seamlessly with the Acura-exclusive touchpad with “absolute positioning” and a new, more powerful CPU for improved performance. The TTI in MDX features intuitive controls, including physical Power, Volume and Seek controls positioned within easy reach to the immediate right of the touchpad, along with more accurate swipe zones and handwriting recognition, and other performance enhancements.

My fifth Takeout adventure features Passione Gelato at Parq Vancouver on the edge of Yaletown in downtown Vancouver who features their own homemade gelato and sorbetto flavours for cones, cups, pints and more.

You can order their delicious gelato to enjoy on the outside patio, for takeout or home delivery daily.

These are the flavours that Lawrence and I tried on this latest visit.

1st cone with Hojicha and Matcha

2nd cone with Pistachio and Scilian Almond

I also a couple pints to go including the Matcha and Hojicha

Passione Gelato is located at 55 Smithe St, in Vancouver.

Follow them on Instagram @passionegelatoyvr

The MDX’s windows are framed by a chrome strip (gloss black on the A-Spec package) that begins in front of the mirrors on the front fender, running under the outside mirrors and ultimately circling the side windows. In the rear, the wide-set taillights have their Chicane™ design set in an eye-catching light-blade, and serve to define and enhance the width and stability of the pronounced rear fenders.

I was fortunate to have some beautiful summer like weather to drive around in during the week and was able to use the Panorama sunroof.

I really enjoyed the Acura MDX Suv 2022 and it was a great car to drive to try some great ice cream shops.

By: Richard Wolak

Disclosure: Honda Canada provided me with the 2022 Acura MDX for a week to test drive, and photograph. All the ice cream and gelato were compliments of the participating cafes. As always, all opinions and photos are my own.