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
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