I don’t get as much Village Creamery ice cream as I deserve–since the two outposts of this Filipino frozen treat maker are located inconveniently in the wilds of Niles and Skokie, their dense, smooth avocado, ume, lychee, corn, queso, or pandan leaf ice creams have remained rare delicacies in my life. Until now, that is. Good thing I’m powerless to resist the magnetic retail combo of Thai soap operas and pork jerky, otherwise I might never have learned that Bangkok Video & Grocery has a whole freezer dedicated to Village Creamery pints. I have no idea what the rate of turnover is, but until the city gets its own VC outpost, I’ll be increasing it.

Bangkok Video & Grocery, 4617 N. Clark,  773-728-3333