(This story is sponsored by Mario’s Gelati.)
Something truly magical happens when you’re handed a double scoop cup or cone filled with gelato from Mario’s Gelati. Whether it’s milk-based gelato or dairy-free sorbetto—both versions of the frozen dessert work the same wonders.
The family-owned business placed within the top three in the category of “Best Gelato” in the Golden Plates 2020 awards, which are voted on by readers of the Georgia Straight.
Mario’s Gelati is served at Amato Gelato, located at 88 East 1st Avenue in Vancouver.
Mario’s Gelati was the first company in North America to introduce plant-based gelato back in 1983. The passionate team of “gelaticians” had aspirations to share the creamy, frosty dessert with everyone despite their dietary restrictions. This led to their impressive creation of soy-based tofulati.
For the people who love nothing more than gorging on a pint of traditional gelato, Mario’s Gelati offers tasty like white chocolate raspberry, chocolate pistachio marble, and cappuccino. Of course, the shop serves all of the classics too: cookies and cream, pistachio, mint chocolate chip, stracciatella, and vanilla bean.
Chocolate lovers will appreciate the chocolate peanut butter, hedgehog (chocolate hazelnut), and double chocolate flavours.
Mario’s Gelati also offers fruit-based sorbetto, including mango, pineapple, and strawberry, for customers who prefer their Italian ice-cream to be extra refreshing. These flavours will send you on a sunny tropical vacation with each spoonful.
With 72 rotating variations of gelati on display, everyone is sure to find a scoop (or several) that can satisfy their sweet tooth.
Mario’s Gelati also makes tubs, gelato bars, dairy-free calipops (kid-approved), biscotto gelato sandwiches, and mini cups. All of these can be enjoyed at home where you can shamelessly rock a chocolate moustache.