Vancouver’s Uno Gelato to open at YVR tomorrow (June 26)

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      Travellers going through the Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will soon be able to grab a scoop or two before taking a flight.

      Uno Gelato is opening its fourth Metro Vancouver location at YVR tomorrow (June 26), located on the third floor near the food courts in the U.S. departures terminal.

      Guests will be able to indulge in its signature flavours like salted caramel, mint chocolate chip, matcha, white coffee, and more. Vegan options such as lemon and midnight chocolate will also be available.

      Its creamy and mouthwatering scoops are made with local and natural ingredients, which range from Vancouver Island sea salt to Avalon Dairy organic milk to fresh fruits and herbs.

      “As a B.C. owned and operated small business, we’re honoured to be chosen by YVR to be their first frozen-treat commissary and excited to serve our ultra-premium gelato to YVR’s family of employees and to their 26 million annual travelers,” Mike Raffan, co-founder and managing partner of Uno Gelato, said in a press statement.

      Uno Gelato has been rapidly expanding since its first location opened in Kitsilano in August 2018.
      Uno Gelato

      Local gelato-maker and previous founder and owner of Bella Gelateria, James Coleridge, was the face Uno Gelato when it opened its first outpost in Kitsilano last August.

      But the Straight can confirm that Coleridge is no longer with the company.

      “James was previously our maestro, and was a founder as well. He’s moved on to other things this spring, and we wish him well,” Lori Pike-Raffan, public relations manager at Uno Gelato, told the Straight in a phone interview.

      “We’re thrilled that his two protégées are now working with us and our maestros, and we’re excited for the great new flavours they’re going to come up with, as well as the wonderful recipes that James developed that are so popular they’ll continue to make,” said Pike-Raffan.

      Uno Gelato operates three other locations in Metro Vancouver, including Kitsilano (2597 West Broadway), Burrard Landing (999 Canada Place), and Stamps Landing (601 Stamps Landing).

      It’s an exciting time for food-lovers travelling through YVR, because the airline hub will be adding many new food and drink vendors over the next few years.

      YVR announced in February it will add more than 20 food and beverage concepts in its terminals through 2021, including Hawksworth Kitchen by David Hawksworth, the Dirty Apron, Steamworks, Red Truck Beer Stop, Heritage Asian Eatery, and Pacific Farms Market.

      Last month, Scandinavian juice and coffee concept Joe & The Juice revealed it will be opening two locations at the airport this summer and fall.

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