Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, but in our dictionary it translates to heaven. Thanks to Vancouver’s vibrant Italian community, you don’t need to cross the Atlantic to experience this delectable treat. Here are some of our favourite gelaterias in the Lower Mainland. (Note that researching this was tough, but someone had to do it.)
The line-up around the block is your first sign that this is the premium spot for gelato in our city. Handmade in small batches, this is seriously worth waiting for, but if your children have ants in their pants, try going on a rainy evening or during the mid-afternoon.
Gelateria Dolce Amore
It makes sense that our Italian hotbed, Commercial Drive, serves up wicked gelato. Dolce Amore sticks to the traditional flavours, and the servers behind the counter are happy to let your little ones sample if they can’t decide which one to choose.
Fun fact: gelato is healthier than ice cream. You’re welcome. Ciao!
You’ve still got three full weeks of summer to try more of our 12 Spots for Frozen Treats in Vancouver.