Lemon in Lemon Sorbet, Melbourne

With warm sunny days signalling the end of a cold winter, our thoughts are shifting towards summer fruit. More specifically, fruit-based gelati and sorbetti. And what better way to start spring than to sample the handmade sorbets from Lemon in Lemon Sorbet.

Chris and Laura’s yellow and white striped cart has been popping up at various markets around Melbourne since April 2018, serving up all-fruit based, totally natural, vegan sorbets made from 100% Australian ingredients. The cart holds a small range of flavours from Lemon in Lemon’s repertoire – all lovingly handcrafted from fresh fruit. 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

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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Pidapipó, Melbourne CBD

The secret of truly great gelati: make it fresh every day on-site in small batches. No pastes, no additives, just all-natural ingredients. This is the ethos behind Pidapipó, one of our favourite artisan gelaterie in Melbourne. And last year it opened a new outlet in Degraves Street.

Pidapipó started off in Lygon Street (of course), with a second outlet in Windsor, where we have enjoyed more than just a few gelati over the past couple of years.

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Paradise Gelato, Cheltenham

Joyce, the chef at Paradise Gelato, knows her stuff. She studied at the Gelato University in Italy (yes, it does exist!) and then spent a year as a dessert chef in Paris. And the end product – fantastic. Super intense flavours created from all-natural ingredients by a skilled artisan maker.

Over the few short months since it opened in October 2018, we’ve been hearing glowing reports about Paradise from Jonah. Particularly about the gelateria’s signature flavour, kalamansi – a citrus fruit popular in South-East Asia.

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