September 8, 2010

Travels: Mario's Gelati in Vancouver

Enjoying a gelato at Mario's Gelati

I really, really wanted to mention Mario's Gelati. Hands down, one of the best makers of gelato that I have ever tasted. The texture is so smooth and the gelato has the perfect balance in that it is not overly sweet or heavy.

And the flavors? PLENTIFUL. I have such a difficult time picking one flavor to enjoy while we are there. This last visit, I enjoyed Nocciola which is hazelnut flavor. Out of this world and it is apparently imported directly from Piedmont, Italy. So very good and creamy.

There are also flavors there that I have never seen before. I've seen green tea before but durian or black sesame gelato? These folks are on it.

I actually sent them an email asking if there are any restaurants or stores that sell their products here. They have distributors as far as Calgary and Winnipeg but I think they need it here in Edmonton too! I'll update this post if I hear back from them.

Less than a block away from the famous Olympic Village, their fantastic glass-front building is a definite must stop for me and my family.


Mario's Gelati Ltd.
88 East 1st Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.

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UPDATE: Email received from Mario's Gelati:

"Hello Maki,

Thank you for your email and for enjoying our products!! Our gelato is available by the scoop at Block 1912 ,10361 82 Ave NW, (780) 433-6575. You can also try contacting Ice Cream Depot which distributes some of our products to different locations in Edmonton.

Hope this helps!

Warmest Regards,

Mario's Gelati
"


5 comments:

H.Peter said...

That's the second Gelato post I am reading this week.

Why is it that overall in North America this concept of flavourful ice cream has not succeeded that way it has in Europe?

lequan@luvtoeat said...

That is such a priceless picture, luv it! Definitely one that needs to be framed. You have a beautiful family!

I've tried the gelato at block 1912 - YUMMERZ! And did you say durian? Oooh, you've got my attention :-P

Jean Poutine said...

Have you been to Casa Gelato in Vancouver? Definitely worth looking up.

A Canadian Foodie said...

I am with H. Peter. Why is the world is this product so delectable everywhere in Italy - and not anywhere in our city? (Maybe in 1912)
Your endorsement and enthusiasm will influence many. The company should send you a bucket a month for a year!
:)
Valerie

Maki said...

H. Peter: I LOVE gelato. I'm not sure why it's not as wide spread here.

lequan: I also love that picture of my son. It made me have a good laugh for sure.

Jean Poutine: Never tried Casa Gelato. Must, next time I'm in Van.

Valerie: A bucket a month... oh my! My taste buds are screaming yes but my back end is screaming no.

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