Cool off with some ice cream in Quebec City

Sure it's cliché, a nice ice cream or sorbet in the summer, but does it ever feel good! The following businesses offer ice cream, sorbets and gelato so delicious, you'll enjoy them all year round - even when you’re up to your knees in snow!

Tutto Gelato Spécialités Artisanales ItaliennesInc

716, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P9

When it comes to gelato, Tutto Gelato is the saint of saints. The biggest fanatics impatiently await its opening around mid-March. At this gelateria on rue Saint-Jean, you can taste real Italian ice cream in classic flavours – such as gianduja and amaretto – or original flavours, including nougat, lemon cookie and chili chocolate.

Érico Chocolaterie et Pâtisserie Créative

634, rue Saint-Jean, Québec, QC G1R 1P8

Erico chocolatier is known for its creative ice cream, available in 70 flavours and kinds (sorbet, ice cream, tofu and frozen yogurt). Try their pure vanilla soft serve enveloped in high quality chocolate or their chocolate slushie.

Les Chocolats Favoris Inc

85 Boul René-Lévesque O, Québec, QC G1R 2A3

It began as a family chocolate factory in Lévis, avenue Bégin, and is now a chain with popular locations in Charlesbourg, Cap-Rouge, Neufchatel, Saint-Nicolas and Cartier. People line up for the classic: the dipped soft serve, available in 12 truly sweet coatings.

Gélato Qwelly

2700 Boul Laurier, Québec, QC G1V 2L8

Foodies need not be wary of a mall ice cream shop. Although Paysanne Gelato is located out of the way in Laurier, Québec, the flavour is well worth a visit! The advantage is that you can enjoy over 30 flavours all year round, including the original millefeuille or authentic Sicilian pistachio.

Chocolaterie De L'Île-D'Orléans Inc

8330 ch Royal, Sainte-Pétronille, QC G0A 4C0

It's worth crossing the big bridge for this! Lounge on the terrace of this beautiful Sainte-Petronille house and devour one of the 24 varieties of ice cream made from real cream and fruit puree (including Strawberry Island, of course!).

Le Chic Shack

15, rue du Fort, Québec, QC G1R 3W9

No, it's not just burgers, rue du Fort! While Chic Shack is not a creamery, their ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes, made with Clara Langhi's gelato – nicknamed the fairy of ice creams – earn them a spot on this list.

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From April 12 to 24, gourmets and foodies of all kinds will flock to Quebec restaurants as part of the sixth edition of food festival Québec Exquis! 2016. For the occasion, 20 chefs are paired with 20 food producers to offer lunch menus ($20) and dinner menus ($40 or $50), balanced with Beaujolais wines. Here are the duos.
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