4ParkStreet,SE19AB,02073781977,gelateria3bis.co.uk You’llfindonebranchofthischarmingvintage-stylegelateriainRimini, and luckily the otherisnestledinBoroughMarket.Its 20-plus flavours are mostly classic Italian, so expect fiordi datte, pistachioand chocolate,alongside more experimentalrecipes,suchas roasted peanut butter.
DANIELI ON THE GREEN
13 TheGreen, Richmond, TW9 1PX, gelateriadanieli.com Ifyou should find yourselfon Richmond Green, look forthequeueto thisauthenticItalian outpostand join it.You can usethetimewisely pondering which flavouryou’llgo for. Sicilian cactusfruitanyone?Orifthekcalsaren’tyourthing,Mulberry sorbetisequally delicious.
14ButeStreet,SW73EX,03338000480,oddonos.com Set up by Italian-born Christian Oddono more than 10 years ago, this is one of the capital's mostestablishedgelaterias,witha number of outposts popping up in areas such as Clapham and Dulwich.Inspiredbyhisgrandmother’s recipes, Christian and his team have developed more than 130favours,allmadefromfinelysourcednaturalingredients.
2RussellStreet,WC2B5JD,02072400746,gelatorino.com Madeusingtraditionalmethodsandtop-quality ingredients, such as chocolate and hazelnuts from fromthePiedmontregion,thisnaturalartisanalgelatoandsorbetto is about as authentic as it gets. Thefrozentreatsarekeptinrowsofold-fashionedpozzetti(coveredrefrigeratedwells)tokeep themattheirbest.
27NewRow,WC2N4LA,02078369559,lagelatiera.co.uk Honey,Rosemary&OrangeZests,SaltyCaramelandBasil&Chilliarejustsomeofthe deliciousflavourscreatedherefromseasonalingredients and organic dairy produce. Supporters of the Slow Food movement,thethreeItalianfoundershavegivenafamilytradition a refreshing new twist.
7ArcherStreet,W1D7AU,02072875555,gelupo.com WithtopchefJacobKenedyofBoccadiLupoatthehelm,Gelupohaswonplauditsfromrestaurantcritics andthein-crowdalikeforitsuniquefavours.FeastontantalisingcombinationssuchasRicotta,Chocolate&Black PepperandVanilla&Saffron, or perfect for sunny days is theSummerSorbetCleansewithbeetroot,carrotandginger.
12 Tavistock Street, Covent Garden,WC2E 7PH, milktrain.com
Starting out as a pop-up three years ago, popular ice cream parlour,Milk Train, now has a permanent premises in Covent Garden and we’re loving its instagrammable interior.Designed byFormRoom, a multi-disciplinary design agency, the shop is as instantly eye-catching as the spectacularly OTT ice creams it serves – and that’s no accident either.Born out of a concept that originated in Taiwan, the dessert cafe specialises in soft serve ice cream pimped with candy floss and doused in lashings of sauce and sprinkles.
16BrewersLane,TW91HH,02084399807,gelateriadanieli.com The demand for Danieli’s delicious gelato and fresh fruit sorbets has soared since his gelateria opened in Richmond in 2005. Made with organic milk from the South Downs, the frozen treats, which come in 24 different favours, are also served at the capital’s top restaurants and, word has it, at a recent royal birthday bash.
43WestbourneGrove,W24SA,02072219549,snowflakegelato.co.uk A recent addition to London’s gelato scene, Snowfake has already managed to scoop a number of GreatTaste awards. Ices are made by hand from organic Jersey milk and cream, and there is alsoa guilt-free sorbetto for those watching their waistlines. As well as this branch they have boutiques in Soho, Chelsea, Edgware Road and a mini-boutique in Selfridges.
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