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Thai Fresh’s Vegan Ice Cream Shop Opens in Holly After Two Years of Delays

Gati serves coconut milk ice cream like tamarind candy and Thai tea

Several cups of pastel-covered ice cream on a white table
Ice cream from Gati
Erin Russell is associate editor of Eater Austin, a native Austinite, and a big fan of carbs.

Austin restaurant Thai Fresh’s vegan ice cream spinoff, Gati, has finally opened in the Holly neighborhood after two years of delays. Gati opened this week at 1512 Holly Street.

Gati offers over 40 rotating flavors of coconut milk ice cream, with options like tamarind candy, Thai tea, pandan leaf, and raspberry. In addition to ice cream scoops, pints, and cones, Gati will serve ice cream sandwiches (the first iteration comes on a gluten-free brownie), and cakes, as well as coffee drinks with coffee from local roaster Greater Goods.

Gati also has a small menu of breakfast items and will soon have brunch on the weekends. Morning options include quiches and egg muffins with plans for breakfast pizza, baked oatmeal, empanadas, and more in November. There are also pastries like brownies and cakes. All of the dishes Gati serves are gluten free, and many are vegan. Gati had previously promised a small menu of Asian food, but that is no longer in the works.

Owner Jam Santichat has been making coconut ice cream since she opened Thai Fresh in 2008. She announced that Gati would open as a shop in the fall of 2018, with a food truck serving the ice cream at the location in the meantime. Unfortunately when Santichat gained ownership of the space, she found nothing was usable (not even the walls), so the additional time for renovations and permitting with the city pushed back the opening date. Santichat has been busy with her cookbook as well, which recently published.

Gati is open from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

Update, October 21: This article has been updated to reflect Gati’s breakfast menu and hours.

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