Before science was invented, going green used to mean chugging a 2 liter of broccoli juice then spinning around a baseball bat for 30 seconds. Exercise a healthier expression of blue and yellow's love child with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of merchandise at The Flaming Ice Cube Gift Shop in Boardman.
Abutting its vegan café counterpart, The Flaming Ice Cube Gift Shop evinces ecological sensibility with a selection of recycled fashion, artistic gifts, and environmentally friendly house wares. The Flaming Ice Cube's merchandise spans the ecosystem of edible and wearable treats, featuring jewelry, vegan sweets, reusable gift wrap, and more. Customers can light a pack of Tibetan sandalwood incense ($6.99) while making a meal of organic vegan gummi bears ($3.49). With your feet warmed by a pair of brightly colored socks ($16.99) and your ears tuned to calming soundtracks from the Little Meditation Album CD ($15.95), start a lively Icecap card game ($12.95) and help the polar bears or penguins save their frozen homelands from being strip-mined by evil ice-cube corporations.
- It's all non-smoking and they also have a store which [sic] sells incense, candles, burts bees and natural products along with some vegan/vegetarian food. They are always playing peaceful music and the place always smell wonderful. – shellydwaytobe, Happy Cow
- Nestled in a busy shopping plaza, this vegan cafe/gift shop is an oasis for the weary vegetarian traveler. – Roxanne O., Yelp, 4/6/09
The Flaming Ice Cube
Ohioans don't have to go to all the way to New York or California to find one of the best meatless burgers in the United States. They can instead head over to The Flaming Ice Cube, located in Cleveland and Boardman, to try one of VegNews magazine's picks for top veggie burgers in the country. The magazine called the vegan cafe's vegan burger—with its housemade grilled soy-based patty and combination of mustard, ketchup, and vegan mayo—both "stellar" and "scrumptious."
The Flaming Ice Cube's other housemade vegan dishes vie for diner's affections, too, including 2–3 soups made fresh each day, paninis, whole-fruit smoothies, and organic quinoa bowls.
At the Boardman location, a gift shop entices patrons to stay longer with its eclectic wares. Vegan jewelry with gemstones sits alongside Dead Sea mineral soaps and colorful socks made from recycled cotton. The Boardman location also delves into the world of knitting with a lounge where needle artists can pick up skeins of bamboo yarn, sink into armchairs, and clack away until they have a spider web to sleep in that night.