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Seattle's first 100% plant based ice cream truck is ready for a shop of its own! Serving organic treats & espresso, all made with love.
Seattle's first 100% plant based ice cream truck is ready for a shop of its own! Serving organic treats & espresso, all made with love.
Seattle's first 100% plant based ice cream truck is ready for a shop of its own! Serving organic treats & espresso, all made with love.
749 backers pledged $44,317 to help bring this project to life.

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PLEASE STAY WITH US!

We have seen a good amount of decreased and canceled pledges after celebrating reaching our goal last night! We need to make sure we stay right around our goal as our total is fluctuating as people decrease pledge amounts. Just a reminder that at this point, we could still fall BELOW our goal so please keep sharing and we welcome NEW PLEDGES too! PLEASE STAY WITH US, we're almost there!

If we go over our goal, we'll be able to print off some very cute pints...

REWARD ADD-ON LEVEL IS HERE!

Add any of the amounts listed below to any LOCAL pledge level and you will get pints of our EXCLUSIVE Kickstarter flavor! Didn't back the Kickstarter and do an add-on? Sorry! This is gonna be an insanely yummy flavor, so don't miss out! If you like it a whole lot, we'll add it to our permanent rotation at a later date AND you get to vote on the name!

 GIFT CERTIFICATE ADD-ON IS HERE!

Add $25, $50, $75, etc (must be $25 increments) to ANY reward level and we’ll throw in a gift certificate for that amount! For example, if you want the TOTE BAG + TREAT reward, but you’d also like a $25 gift certificate, CHOOSE the tote bag + treat reward ($25), but change the dollar amount to $50.

Hi! We are Chelsea & Chris of Seattle Cookie Counter!

And we are completely humbled by how many of you have supported us thus far. THANK YOU, thank you, thank you. We really couldn’t have done any of this without you. What started as a little dream to have a sweet vegan ice cream truck has really flourished into us feeling so much love from our Seattle community – you ALL contribute to us LOVING what we do! And to thank you, we want to bring you a place that you’ll love, this is for YOU.

After two successful summers in the truck, we are ready to open a shop! We want the space to be a fun and sweet gathering place, a place you want to bring your friends & family, and a place you truly feel good supporting!

We’ll be serving MORE than just ice cream & cookies. Our morning menu will consist of homemade plant based milk lattes, french press coffee, hand pies, gluten free pop tarts, breakfast cookies, and biscotti. Throughout the day we’ll be baking fresh cookies and pies so you can come in for a coffee and a treat…with plenty of seating to relax for a bit.

Having this shop will mean that we can continue to serve you fresh, small batch, organic treats. It will also mean that you’ll be able to find us easily – no more searching for the truck!!

GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Chip Cookies, we PROUDLY use fair trade, organic chocolate from Equal Exchange
GLUTEN FREE Chocolate Chip Cookies, we PROUDLY use fair trade, organic chocolate from Equal Exchange
Affogato w/ our Vanilla ice cream & Anchorhead Coffee's Espresso, photo by Jake of Anchorhead
Affogato w/ our Vanilla ice cream & Anchorhead Coffee's Espresso, photo by Jake of Anchorhead
PIE!
PIE!

We’re excited to offer a space that can accommodate many dietary preferences – everything will continue to be 100% vegan and ALWAYS will be. We are not a gluten free facility, but we will have many gluten free items: pop tarts, brownies, cookies, as well as gluten free ice cream cones!

GLUTEN FREE Pop Tart!
GLUTEN FREE Pop Tart!

What we need!

Below is a breakdown of the bare minimum of what we still need in order to bring you the sweetest little vegan bakery, espresso bar, and ice creamery! We have been able to purchase some necessities: two ovens, an industrial mixer, 3 commercial freezers, one ice cream maker, and various utensils.That said, there's still a lot we need to open a bakery from scratch...

REWARDS!

We’ve matched up rewards as close to dollar for dollar that we can and we hope this helps you to feel that your support is sufficiently rewarded!

LIMITED EDITION buttons designed by Kat Marshello
LIMITED EDITION buttons designed by Kat Marshello
Seth's prototype image for the pullovers!
Seth's prototype image for the pullovers!
Seth's prototype illustration for the tote bags!
Seth's prototype illustration for the tote bags!

Thank you over and over again for your support! We think it's such a powerful thing to join together and bring this little shop to life! Thank YOU for helping us change the way people think about food. Changing minds about vegan food is one of our favorite parts of running this business.

PLEASE, please, please share our campaign far and wide, we won't get there without the help of our community!

Risks and challenges

We started our little business on a smaller scale Kickstarter campaign the first time around and we feel that we are very experienced Kickstarters because of it!

So, we are not too worried about reward fulfillment as we have a good idea about how much that will cost (in time & money). And we are smart enough this time around to have people help us with that! We’ve spaced out our rewards to give us time in fulfilling them and as a buffer in case our shop doesn’t open as soon as we hope.

We have been permitted with the health department previously so we are confident as far as knowing those requirements.

One challenge that we are aware of is that the whole process of opening up shop might take longer than expected – we are prepared for that, but are also going to work around the clock to get things in order asap!

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    Pledge $5 or more About $5

    Thank you! We will send you a postcard with a photo of our new space!

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    SUNDAE! Come to the shop and build your own 2-scoop sundae with unlimited toppings.

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    SURPRISE A STRANGER! For the out of towners or those that just like to pay it forward... We will SURPRISE an in-shop customer with a FREE TREAT on a date that you choose. They try to pay for their treat and we won't let them... we'll tell them, "Ahh...don't worry, it's on (your name here)!" And so you know we shared the love, we'll send you a postcard in the mail to let you know that you made someone's day!

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    AFFOGATO DATE! Bring in a date and we'll treat you both to an affogato (scoop of ice cream + a single shot of espresso) + 2 buttons designed by Kat Marshello + a personalized Mad Libs JUST FOR YOU to fill out on your date!

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    TOTE BAG + TREAT! Come to the shop and pick up a totally groovy ice cream cone tote bag designed by the one and only Seth Goodkind. And, while you're at it, we'll throw in any treat at the shop ($10 limit on treat)

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    OUT OF TOWNER #1: tote bag + a postcard print of our storefront! If you'd like to add on the 'surprise a stranger' reward, simply pledge $35 here instead and we'll also surprise a stranger with a free treat in your name!

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    KEEP IT SIMPLE! Stop by the shop and pick up your $30 GIFT CERTIFICATE (no cash value, to be redeemed at The Cookie Counter)to spend on whatever your little heart desires... Slice of pie with a scoop? Homemade almond milk latte? French press & a hand pie? Or a homemade waffle cone with 3 scoops, caramel drizzle, nuts, and marshmallows?

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    JUST BECAUSE! We'll send a personalized greeting card + a $25 gift certificate (no cash value, to be redeemed at The Cookie Counter)to someone you love.

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    PAINT BY NUMBER - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! This reward is limited so get it while you can! We're putting a wall size paint-by-number ICE CREAM CONE next to our community table at the shop! Pledge here and you'll get to paint a number on one of the ice cream scoops! AND you'll get a FREE TREAT ($10 limit) when you come in to paint!

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    OUT OF TOWNER TREATS! We will ship to you 6 big brownies (you choose, regular OR with peanut butter), a dozen chocolate chip cookies, and a limited edition button & postcard with a photo of our new space! ***Available REGULAR or GLUTEN FREE. ADD $15 to this reward pledge level if you'd like a tote bag. ADD $60 to this reward level if you'd like a pullover. ADD $75 to this reward level if you'd like to add both.

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    NEW PLEDGE LEVEL: A $50 GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend however you like at our shop! Coffee, lattes, sundaes, full size pies...what you want??? To be picked up at the shop!

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    A super comfy ICE CREAM CONE pullover made in the USA by Alternative Apparel, designed by Seth Goodkind, and printed in Seattle. You'll also get a FREE TREAT ($10 limit) when you come in to pick up your top.

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    OUT OF TOWNER #2: Pullover, tote bag, button, surprise a stranger, and a postcard with a print of our storefront.

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    NEW PLEDGE LEVEL: A $100 GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend however you like at our shop! Coffee, lattes, sundaes, full size pies, pints...what you want??? To be picked up at the shop!

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    I WANT IT ALL #1: Early Bird Paint by number, 1 tote bag, 1 pullover, $20 gift certificate (no cash value, to be redeemed at The Cookie Counter) + surprise a stranger. *see full descriptions above. All rewards to be picked up at the shop... we will mail you a postcard to notify you of your stranger surprise!

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    I WANT IT ALL #2: Affogato Date, Early Bird Paint by Number, pullover, $30 gift certificate, + surprise a stranger! *see descriptions above All rewards to be picked up at the shop... we will mail you a postcard to notify you of your stranger surprise!

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    Double Date Night: Dinner for two (+ 1 beverage each) with Chris & Chelsea at your choice of Seattle area vegan friendly restaurant + dessert afterward at The Cookie Counter + a couple of rounds of your choice of board game: Uno, Boggle, Yahtzee, or Mastermind + 2 tote bags + 2 buttons

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    BDAY/CELEBRATION PARTY – We will reserve the community table for you for one hour – bring yourself + up to 12 guests to celebrate a birthday, retirement, engagement – ya wanna propose at our shop?, or any other good thing that happens in life! All guests get a free treat + a button. Includes balloons, party décor, candle, and a tote bag for the guest of honor. All ages welcome.

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    NEW PLEDGE LEVEL! SHARE THE LOVE: $250 in Gift Certificates to be dispersed in your choice of increments so you can share with your friends! Or reward your employees? Or save them all for yourself! Good for any goods or services at the shop - including catering. Pick up at the shop!

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    PAINT BY NUMBER PARTY! We’ll throw you a private party, closing the shop for you + up to 20 friends! You can all participate in putting the finishing touch on our wall size paint by number – you’ll be painting the cookie on top! All of your guests get a free treat + a beverage + a button! 2 hour time limit, date/time to be mutually agreed upon.

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    PROGRAM AN ICE SOCIAL: We will host monthly ice cream socials in which we select a theme, create a custom sundae, and donate all of our tips to a rotating charity! With this reward, you will work with us to choose the theme of one of our ice cream socials (movie night? old school board games? cats? costume party? face painting? It’s up to you! within reason…), you choose the donation recipient and a custom sundae for the evening’s menu! Plus, free treats and beverages for you & up to 12 friends. We’ll also throw in a tote bag for you!

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    NEW PLEDGE LEVEL! SHARE THE LOVE: $500 in Gift Certificates to be dispersed in your choice of increments so you can share with your friends! Or reward your employees? Or save them all for yourself! Good for any goods or services at the shop - including catering. Pick up at the shop!

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    You help us choose a custom Sundae flavor & name for our permanent menu! Plus you get a $50 certificate to spend however you’d like at The Cookie Counter.

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    Free treat every time you visit for one year – limit one treat per day, $8 limit per treat, beverages excluded. Treats are defined as any edible item! YEAR begins when you pick up your card at the shop.

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    PRIVATE PARTY: We’ll close up the shop for you plus up to 40 guests, your choice of music playlist (we have Spotify), we’ll provide board games, excellent service, and a treat + beverage for each guest! 3 hour time limit. Date/time to be mutually agreed upon.

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    Free treat for you + a friend (can bring in a different guest each time...WARNING: EVERYONE will want to be your friend) every time you visit for one year – limit one visit per day, $8 limit/treat, beverages excluded. Treats are defined as any edible item! YEAR begins when you pick up your card at the shop.

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    NEW PLEDGE LEVEL! SHARE THE LOVE: $1000 in Gift Certificates to be dispersed in your choice of increments so you can share with your friends! Or reward your employees? Or save them all for yourself! Good for any goods or services at the shop - including catering. Pick up at the shop!

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    COFFEE MANIAC: Free coffee/chai/beverages for one year! If you drink a daily latte we've got you covered! $6 limit per visit, limit one visit/day. YEAR begins when you pick up your card at the shop.

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    One of EVERY REWARD listed above (except for Paint By Number Party) This is a lot of rewards so feel free to transfer rewards to friends or gift them!

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    We will fly you + a guest to Seattle from anywhere in the US (round trip, non-stop flights, first class)! We will take you on a day tour of the Seattle spots we love followed by dinner at a vegan friendly restaurant and dessert at The Cookie Counter. Oh yeah...and board games...do you wanna play Scrabble? INCLUDES: 4 nights stay at a Seattle Air B&B to fit your requests (maximum value = $200/night), 2 tote bags, 2 pullovers, 2 buttons, a hand drawn by Chris city guide book, a $100 gift certificate (no cash value, to be redeemed at The Cookie Counter) to the shop, a "shake" from our doggie Phil,our number in case you need anything on your trip, our expertise on Seattle public transit, AND we'll save a couple of paint by number spots for you to paint at the shop! EXCLUDES travel during November & December. Trip must be booked by no later than August 2016 and must be completed by October 2016.

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