5 Gelatos To Try This Summer


By Stephanie Oh, Markets Media Life Correspondent

Summer is in full swing, and nothing is more delightful than walking under then sun and holding a marvelous cone of gelato. One man’s hard-scooped ice cream is another man’s sweet heaven. So, we’ve rounded up a top 5 Gelato places you should visit before this delightful season gets away from us.

1. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Photo by Sidney Bensimon/VanLeeuwen

Almost everybody I knew who’s tried Van Leeuwen Ice cream, come back to the store to try more of its classic scoops. Imagine taking a summer stroll with your mouth full of Sicilian Pistachio gelato. For the vegans out there, Van Leeuwen offers a scoop of Salted Caramel, Dark Chocolate, Banana Nut, and many more!

48 East 7th Street, New York
Tel. (718) 715-0758
M-F: 8 am – Midnight
S-S: 9 am – Midnight



Photo via Yelp/Jean L.

Landed from Milan, this Italian gelati chain uses raw ingredients to make the best gelato for its loyal customers. From Crema Di Grom, Stracciatella, Yogurt, Grom also offers fruit sorbets such as Limone, Lampone, and Fico. Not sure which one you want? Ask the scooper to let you try some of the flavors!

233 Bleecker Street, New York
Tel. (212) 206-1738
M-T, Sun: 11 am – Midnight
F-Sat: 11 am – 1 am

3. Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Il Laboratorio del Gelato

Photo via Yelp/Brenda L.

Bourbon pecan. Chocolate Amaretto Crunch. Fior di Latte. The list goes on and on for this gelati place, hidden among the design-clothing neighborhood (Lower East Side); Il Laboratorio del Gelato has 200 flavors to indulge upon this season.

188 Ludlow Street, New York
Tel. (212) 343-9922
M-T: 7:30 am – 10 pm
Fri: 7:30 am – Midnight
Sat: 10 am – Midnight
Sun: 10 am – 10 pm

4. Gelato Ti Amo

Gelato Ti Amo

Photo via Yelp/Gustavo G.

Ever missing a real gelato from Italy? Gelato Ti Amo is located in the Financial District: finish your day with this refreshing and soothing sorbet before you hop on the train home.

12 John Street, New York
Tel. (212) 470-1159
M-F: 7 am – 11 pm
Sat: 11 am – 11 pm
Sun: 11 am – 10 pm

5. Melt


Courtesy of MELT

Add “To eat an Ice Cream Sandwich” to your bucket list of 2015. Ice Cream Sandwiches are trending everywhere on Social Media, so if you haven’t tried them before, check Melt’s website to scavenger hunt for their trucks all over NYC.

Multiple Locations: visit the website

Featured image Badmanprouction/Kozzi

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