(LAUREL – January 8, 2024) – GiGi’s ice cream shop, located at 502 Main Street in Laurel, opened its doors to the public for the first time on January 5 and unlike many other ice cream shops, their selection includes hot food. The shop will be open from 7:30 AM- 5 PM in the winter and 7:30 AM- 8 PM in the summer.
“We are more of a cafe/ dessert shop than just an ice shop,” said owner Karelin Ramirez in an exclusive interview. “We decided to incorporate more items after the name was established. Not only do we bake brownies and cookies and have a great selection of ice cream flavors, including some vegan ice cream options; but we also have hot food available all day including waffles, ham and cheese paninis, caprese paninis, and avocado bagels for my lovely vegetarians. Our original focus was acai bowls, which are also available every day.”
Ramirez, who has five years of experience as a bar manager, has worked in the restaurant industry since she graduated from Montgomery’s Blake High School. One of the lessons she has learned is not to sacrifice quality in food service, which is why her meals are fresh and made to order.