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The Best Gelato in Toronto

The best gelato in Toronto highlights the strong traditions of Italian cuisine that are vital to the city's food scene, but we aren't afraid to reinvent the wheel. You can find everything here from classic flavours to surprising feats of frozen gastronomy.

Here is the best gelato in Toronto.


Death in Venice Gelato
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Death in Venice Gelato

Dozens of flavours at this Dundas West parlour include mind-bending options like hay honey caramel (yes, hay), rhubarb and licorice, corn on the cob, Pad Thai, pumpkin ale, bagel and cream cheese, grilled cheese and sourdough, and blueberry and Sanagan's mustard.

Bar Ape
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Bar Ape

You've never seen gelato like the soft serve, sundaes, tubs and bars available from this tiny takeout spot just off St. Clair West. They come in fancy flavours that reflect the seasonal availability of ingredients.


Ed's Real Scoop Roncesvalles
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Ed's Real Scoop Roncesvalles

Ice cream is what this renowned spot with multiple locations is known for, but their gelato is equally popular. Made with Ontario milk and cream, they pluck from 150 recipes to offer different selections in different stores every day.

Nani's Gelato
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Nani's Gelato

Head to Charles St. near Yonge and Bloor to find all manner of creative flavours of gelato like sweet milk jalebi, banana vanilla, lemon amarena cherry, pistachio and Ontario strawberry. There's also soft serve and vegan options.


On Third Thought
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On Third Thought

Booze and gelato come together as they were always meant to at this place on Markham St. in the Queen West area. Flavours rotate daily but include options like banana fudge chunk, mango and birthday cake, plus boozy varieties like espresso martini and pina colada. You can also get real straight-up alcoholic beverages here.


Lola's Gelato
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Lola's Gelato

Brookers Lane in Etobicoke is where you'll find this gelato parlour with flavours like birthday cake, key lime pie, orange creamsicle, coconut and chocolate, and they also do gelato cakes.

Futura Granita + Gelato
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Futura Granita + Gelato

The gelato at this St. Clair West spot is something else, but they also deal in hard-to-find granita. Expect ever-changing flavours such as fresh mint, strawberry, banana chocolate fudge and fior di panna.


Mizzica Gelateria & Cafe
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Mizzica Gelateria & Cafe

This spot calls the Queen West neighbourhood home and celebrates purity by making gelato right in front of customers with no artificial ingredients, in flavours like peach and raspberry.

Dolce Gelato
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Dolce Gelato

Locations of this place on College, the Danforth and in Kensington Market serve gelato in flavours that run the gamut from iconic to unusual. You can stick with chocolate and hazelnut, or branch out with options like maple, fig, pumpkin and walnut.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Futura Granita + Gelato


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