Now that we are able to semi-permanently soak in some vitamin D and the weather is getting warmer, patios are heating up but it’s gelato that’ll cool you down. Put back the Greek yogurt and opt for some wonderfully delicious and exotic flavours from our top 5 picks to grab a lick of the good stuff…
G for Gelato
Located in Corktown, this is your one-stop-shop on a leisurely afternoon. Start with a panini or a pizza, grab your afternoon espresso, and end it on a sweet note with a scoop of gelato. G may be for gelato, but we love V for variety!
You won’t find any b-listers here. The star-studded collection of flavours get the Hollywood makeover with options like Sicilian pistachio (the way Sophia Loren rocks couture on the red carpet). Of course, if you just want to fade into the background, you can always opt for the pistachio normale. Did we also mention they serve Cheesecake Factory cupcakes?
Ed’s Real Scoop
Seeing as gelato is (often) lower in fat than ice cream, treat yo’self to a scoop in a waffle cone. You won’t regret it seeing as Ed’s Real Scoop makes them fresh on-site.
We love the exotic flavours at Dolce Gelato. From bubble gum to passion fruit, gelato can be as fun as it is delicious. Dolce has locations on the Danforth, in Kensington Market, and on College Street – all pedestrian-friendly neighbourhoods of town where you can walk off all the gelato afterwards.
For those who are lactose-intolerant, La Paloma offers soy-based options among their 70+ flavours. Located in the heart of Corso Italia, what better place to get your gelato on?! You’ll also want to check out their Yorkdale and Woodbridge locations.
What are your favourite gelato spots in Toronto? Let us know in the comments below or tweet us @ViewTheVibe.