It's really hard to go wrong with ice cream, especially Italian ice cream. Literally translating to "frozen", gelato is a thicker, creamier version of the classic ice cream you can get at every corner store.
If you've never tried this Italian dessert, then you just haven't lived yet. One small scoop is so rich that it will fill you up as much as a double-scoop cone.
Don't believe me? Well, seeing as the weather is starting to improve, you should check out these 10 amazing locations for gelato in Montreal. Go ahead, try to prove me wrong.
1. Paysanne Gelato
With several locations all over the Montreal area, Paysanne Gelato is sure to please. They are devoted to freshness and authenticity, so you know that whatever you order here is of the utmost quality and flavor. You really can't go wrong here. They even have gelato bars! With no artificial flavors, concentrate or preservatives, their natural ingredients help produce the highest quality of gelato out there.
Located in the Plateau, Pagliacci is on a whole other level. It goes beyond just ice-cream and frozen yogurt. This is gelato. This super-cute location is sure to offer exactly what you need to cool down this summer. Whether it`s in a cone or a cup, you will be satisfied. You`ll even be coming back for more.
3. L`Armoire à Glaces
This little café located on St-Hubert street serves up much more than just icy treats. They also have great coffee and food. So, you can schedule a whole meal at this place. No need to shop around. They have everything you need. Check out their website and hashtag #lebonheurestdanslarmoire.
Located right under their restaurant on Belanger street, Roberto`s Gastronomia has been serving up premium gelato since 1982. Passed down from their family in Italy, Rocco and Angela D’Angelo have been using their family recipe to bring joy to the people of Montreal. Be sure to check them out for a taste of Italy in Canada. And check out their website!
5. Gelaterie Pierino
From a simple cone of gelato to coffee to catered events, Gelaterie Pierino is here for you. They have a food truck and even a mobile kiosk, so with them, great gelato is always at your fingertips. If you want a little something extra, they`ve even got alcohol-infused gelato. Come see them at both their locations in Montreal!
6. Les Délices de L'Érable
This little store specializes in everything maple. So, what better way to put a spin on a classic Italian dessert than to give it a Canadian twist. That's right, this place serves maple gelato! It's the best of both worlds. Check out their website to find out about all the maple products they sell. It's down by the Old Port, so it's perfect for a nice day and a walk by the water.
7. Mlle Catherine
This quaint and Instagram-ready coffee and ice cream shop is located in Place Jacques-Cartier and you neeeeed to check it out. Mlle Catherine is one of the best places in Old Montreal to get homemade gelato and it's also one of the cutest places. I highly recommend coming here on a sunny day so you can get the best lighting for your selfies, and the best weather for gelato eating.
With 3 locations on the island of Montreal, Havre-aux-Glace's authentic and unique creations will surely impress you. Though gelato isn`t necessarily their specialty, they are sure to wow you with their flavors. From cakes to cones, there`s something for everyone.
9. Amore Gelato
Be sure to sample as many flavors as you can before settling on the one you want, you know, because you can. Amore Gelato has tons of flavors that are sure to surprise and please you. Find it Mount-Royal street across from St-Viateur bagel. A bagel and then some gelato? Sounds like a pretty good day to me.