Happy New Year’s from Hooray’s!

Happy New Year’s from Hooray’s!

Happy New Year to all of our favourite Hooravers! We can’t believe it’s January already…

We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and New Year.

We certainly did! We threw a Hooraysmas Christmas Party a couple of days for our team, where we ate, drank, and danced the night away!

So, what’s in store for January? Lots of things!

January is national Vegan month (or Veganuary!), so all of our favourite flavours this month will be dairy free and delicious! Make sure to keep an eye on our Instagram and Facebook to see what delicious treats we’re serving up this Veganuary.

We’re also going to be closed from January 9th as we’re treating the shop to a lick of paint! Don’t worry – we’ll be open again on January 14th!

Also – we’re offering free room hire of our upstairs area in the week. So if you’re running a book club, knitting club, mum and baby group, or perhaps it was your New Year’s Resolution to do so… Get in touch! Our cosy upstairs area is available every day, between 11am – 6pm. For more information, send us an email to: info@hooraysgelato.com 😊

We’d like to thank you again for all of your love and support in 2022, and we think 2023 is going to be even bigger, better, and sweeter!

Lots of love,
Sasha & Sara X

Sustainability – Hooray’s Helps!

As a company, we’re very conscious of the impact we have on our environment, and we try our hardest to help where we can. Today we thought we’d write a blog about all the things we do at Hooray’s to help.

  • Food miles
    Food miles can really add up when you’re making ice cream, so we only use very local milk (North Cotswold Dairy is a family-run dairy farm that’s only 18 miles away from our shop in Stratford upon Avon). We get the delicious, creamy milk delivered in reusable milk churns, that are delivered daily by our friends at NCD!
  • Eco-friendly cups/spoons
    When people don’t want to stay in and enjoy their treats, we always offer them one of our biodegradable and compostable takeaway tubs! And we encourage our customers to utilise the recycling bins, just like we do! Our takeaway coffee cups are sustainably sourced too!
  • Rave coffee
    Rave supply the delicious beans for our hot coffees – they’re an amazing coffee roasting company based in Cirencester. They are hot on sustainability and are a 1% company (you can read more about that here!).We’ve also found a handy use for all of our used coffee grounds – they are really useful in the garden, and we give our grounds to our lovely customers!
  • Duck food 🦆
    If our delicious crunchy ice cream cones don’t get eaten, we’ve found a solution! Ducks looooove our crunchy cones, and we put our leftover cones out for all of our customers (and the ducks of Stratford upon Avon) to enjoy. It’s free, so help yourself!
  • Less food waste
    We always make our gelato in small batches, which means we’re never throwing ice cream away! Everything on our menu is made to order too, so we’re not left with piles of old waffles. All of the cake in our celebration range are made in our kitchen by our star baker Lindsey in small batches – so we never WASTE CAKE.
  • We give back
    We’re known in Stratford upon Avon for our generous nature – we give out free scoops of gelato every week, support our local primary schools and nearby charities by donating prizes, and we raise money for charity as much as we can!
  • Seasonal menu
    We change up our menu seasonally – not only does this mean you can treat yourself to new and exciting treats, it also means we don’t have a massive menu, so we don’t have to keep ingredients we don’t need… which means less waste all around!

We always strive to help out where we can, and if you have any suggestions – let us know! We’d love to hear your thoughts.

Winter Update

It’s finally December and we’re feeling very festive indeed! 🎄🎅🏻

The Hooray’s elves have been very busy decorating the shop, and we think it looks amazing! What do you think?

We’ve also been delivered a very magic post-box, where you can write and send your very own letter to Santa (fingers crossed you’re on the nice list this year). 🤞🏻

Our festive flavours hit the shop last week too – we’ve got some Christmas classics, like Chocolate Orange, Christmas Pudding, and Gingerbread… and some new favourites too, including Salted Caramel Mince Pie, Candy Cane, and even Christmas Tree flavour!

We’ve got a very busy month in the shop – with the launch of our winter menu (full of winter warmers – like Apple Pie, Sticky Toffee Pudding and Fruit Crumble… served with a scoop of course!), Christmas wreath making… There’s lots happening! We’re open every day from 11am until 6pm (5pm on Sundays!), serving up delishy delights!

Pop in and join us for a Hooray’s hot chocolate (or perhaps a Baileys…) and we hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Love,
Sasha & Sara X

Christmas Cookie Workshops at Hooray’s Gelato Kitchen

Christmas Cookie Workshops at Hooray’s Gelato Kitchen

We’re ever so excited to announce some family fun for this winter… Christmas Cookie Decorating Workshops! 🎄

Treat yourself and your little ones at Hooray’s Gelato Kitchen this winter, and decorate some delicious hand-made Christmas cookies (baked by our in-house star-baker Lindsay) with festively fabulous icing, and wrap them up as a gift… Perfect for grandparents!

Tickets are £10 (plus booking fee), and go live tonight at 7.30pm!

Hogwarts at Hooray’s

It’s September… Summer is over!

To celebrate such a busy and hectic summer, and to thank our incredible team for working so hard all summer, we had a “we survived the summer” party – with delicious food, lots of prosecco, and all the laughs! Big thank you to The Vintner for such a fabulous evening, and an even bigger thank you to our hardworking team for being so bloody brilliant! ♥

If you’ve passed by the shop recently you will have noticed the shop has been Harry Potter-ified!

We’ve got a freezer full of wonderful & weird new flavours fresh from the wizarding world. Fancy a scoop of butter beer? Or a scoop of Aunt Petunia’s pudding perhaps?

We’ve also borrowed the infamous sorting hat from Hogwarts – don’t worry, we won’t kick you out if you’re in Slytherin!

Speaking of back to school, this month a lot of our team are off to university – we’re going to miss them so much and can’t wait for them to come back! ☹️

Last thing… If you’re a bit of a runner bean, and you’re taking part in Stratford’s Big 10K this Sunday, make sure to swing by the shop! We’re giving 10% off all your recovery waffles, scoops, and milkshakes. Just make sure you bring your race number with you!

And last thing – make sure you’re following us on Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok to keep up to date with all of our news, favourite flavours, and behind-the-scenes!

We hope everyone has a fantastic month, and we’ll see you soon!
Love,
Sasha & Sara

August Update

It’s officially summer! ☀️
And we’ve really shaken things up in the shop last month. We’re now open until 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays, and we’re serving up PIZZA and cocktails. I know, right?

Cocktails at Hooray's Gelato Kitchen

Every Friday is Pizza Friday – you can grab a slice with a cocktail (did we mention we do 2-4-1 cocktails too?). Booking is recommended – so make sure to let us know if you fancy popping along.

In other news, it’s our birthday on August 13th. Can you believe it – Hooray’s is NINE years old? And what a nine years it’s been!

Here are a few of our favourite moments…

We’ll be celebrating our birthday in true Hooray’s style – think balloons, sparkles, prosecco, and cake of course! Keep an eye out on our windows for some real party vibes!

Speaking of parties, we’re starting to get booked up for September and October, so if you’ve been thinking about throwing a Hooray’s party, get in touch. You can email us at info@hooraysgelato.com, and find more details on our website here.

We hope you’re all having a fabulous summer, and don’t forget to follow us on our socials:
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Lots of love,
Sasha & Sara X

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