Best gelato in Toronto

You don’t have to fly to Italy to get a scoop of authentic gelato, because there are lots of cafes and shops offering gelato right here in Toronto. From traditional flavours to modern takes on the Italian dessert, here are the top spots to grab some gelato this summer. [Photo credit: courtesy of Artegelato + Caffe]

La Vizziata

2470 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2H5

The recently moved gelateria serves up a multitude of flavours like chili chocolate, mojito and salted caramel in dairy-free, fat-free and vegan varieties. La Vizziata also sell authentic Italian treats like Sicilian cannoli.

La Paloma Gelateria & Café

200 Windflower Gate, Woodbridge, ON L4L 9L3

One of the most authentic gelato shops in Toronto, La Paloma has been around since 1967. Using machines imported from Italy, the gelato has the perfect texture and flavour. Try the strawberry or pistachio!

Awai Restaurant

536 Queen St W, Main, Toronto, ON M5V 2B5

Gelato was never so modern than at Death in Venice. The flavours are a little out there, but they totally work! Unique options include mustard, boozy pear and walnut, pina colada and the Chopped Canada winning flavour – ricotta, rosemary and lemon.

G For Gelato

75 Jarvis St, Toronto, ON M5C 2H2

G for Gelato is an ideal spot for anyone looking for an authentic Italian experience. The gelato is made in-house and the flavours are inspired by the seasons, made with locally sourced ingredients.

Bar Ape Gelato

283 Rushton Rd, Toronto, ON M6C 2X6

Food truck turned bricks-and-mortar shop, Bar Ape has redefined our perceptions of gelato. Bar Ape serves gelato in bar and soft-serve form at its St. Clair West digs. There are always new flavour combinations, which means the menu changes on the regular.

Soma Chocolatemaker

55 Mill St, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4

Lucky for gelato lovers there are two Soma locations in the city! The infamous Distillery District locations offer’s gelato on a seasonal basis - starting in June, Soma starts selling artisanal gelato to the masses. From dark chocolate to Ontario strawberry, Soma’s gelato is packed with intense flavour! If you crave Soma’s gelato year round, King West can hook you up.


13 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5T 1L1

For an Asian spin on the Italian dessert, Kekou Gelato House offers unique varieties of gelato at both locations. Using the gelato-making techniques mastered in Italy, Kekou really gets creative with the flavours. Get a scoop, or two, of black sesame, red bean white chocolate, roasted oolong tea and other Asian- inspired flavours.

Arte Gelato And Cafe

946 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6H 1L6

A corner café on Bloor West, Artegelato + Caffe has built its reputation on authentic gelato. Made with all natural ingredients, every scoop of gelato is made with care and skill. Arte also sells panini and thin-crust pizza.

Punta Gelato

146 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M5R 1A2

Simple is key at Punto Gelato, so much so that it’s in the name! Focusing on traditional flavours and all-natural ingredients, the gelato is a winner at this Yorkville shop, offered up in cups or cones.

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