Sassi Ice Cream, Adelaide

Artisan vegan ice cream with a Middle Eastern twist? Adelaide’s Sassi, a family business launched just six months ago, brings a whole new ice cream experience, rich with aromatics.

This sublime range of seven flavours was devised by dietician and Masterchef 2019 contestant Huda, referencing desserts from her Middle Eastern heritage. Redolent with ingredients such as saffron, tahini, pomegranates, nuts and spices, Sassi’s ice creams are all dairy free and vegan, with a coconut base. No artificial flavours, colours or additives are used and most of the ingredients are organic. Continue Reading

Dolcetti Espresso Bar, Firle

It’s no secret that Dolcetti Espresso Bar in Adelaide’s eastern suburbs has some of the best Italian cakes and gelati in town. This family venture, run by three siblings, celebrates their Italian heritage, with everything made on-site.

It’s a relaxed place, with the friendly servers parcelling up sweet treats for the take-away crowd, while wrangling orders for those eating in.

Dolcetti, or “little sweets”, is well-named. With a huge variety of cakes and biscuits, it would take some time to work through all the options. But we’re totally up for the challenge. Continue Reading

Yumbo’s Ice Cream, Carlton North

Just a few minutes and a world away from the hurly-burly of Lygon Street, the quaint atmosphere of Rathdowne Village is a revelation. Great food stores, gorgeous cafés, village vibe. And right in the middle is Yumbo’s, a little family-run gelateria.

For 30 years, Yumbo’s has been churning out Italian gelati, based on natural ingredients and fresh fruit, with no artificial flavours or preservatives. The gelato cabinet holds around 20 flavours – including vegan sorbetti – served in cups or cones, or tubs to take away.  There are also luscious looking choc tops, smoothies and a range of gelato cakes, all made in-house. Continue Reading

Meno Zero Gelato and Dessert Bar, Dromana

We love to eat gelati anywhere, anytime, but there seems to be an extra special affinity between gelati and the seaside. And after a rather bracing walk with the dog along the Bay Trail from Safety Beach, we were looking forward to some great gelati from Meno Zero Dromana.

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Gelateria Bico, Brunswick

Being rated the world’s second best city in 2019 (after New York City, according to Time Out) must consider a lot of factors that us Melburnians cherish – food, culture, nightlife, community, happiness. We reckon it is no coincidence that gelati ticks so many of those boxes – locals don’t need to travel too far to enjoy some great gelati. And now we have a new gelateria in Melbourne, Brunswick’s Gelateria Bico.

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