Looking for some delicious ice cream and gelato places in Toronto? Come take a look at my top picks!
Y’all know that I pretty much eat gelato for breakfast (#sorrynotsorry) so after a few questions about which ice cream and gelato places in Toronto are places you must try, I’m compiling a list of my top picks of the best ice cream/gelato places in Toronto!
Best Ice Cream and Gelato Places in Toronto
Avoca is a chocolate cafe that just opened up their second location. I stopped by after they opened and fell in love with their options. They have both ice cream and gelato available in addition to having vegan options! They source locally and have handmade chocolates!
- Must try flavours: Pistachio Gelato, Roasted Marshmallow Ice Cream
- Address: 850 Millwood Road Ave and 176 Hampton Ave
Photo courtesy of Jen who goes along with my insane plans of eating my way across Toronto haha. Kekou is one of my first loves as it was a short walk from my university campus. They do fun asian inspired flavours such as Vietnamese Coffee that was such a hit, they also opened a secondary location! This gelato joint is 100% stabilizer free and is made directly in store. Flavours may vary due to what is in season.
- Must try flavour: Durian
- Address: 13 Baldwin Street and 394 Queen Street Wes
Brett’s Ice Cream
When Brett’s Ice Cream opened up on the east end, I was psyched. They are literally a stone’s throw from the beach and have the cutest Instagrammable shop! They have over 28 flavours that includes vegan, dairy and gluten free options. Brett’s Ice Cream also sells their ice creams on a “Konery Cone” which are cones individually rolled and handmade in Brooklyn.
- Must try flavour: Apple Crumble
- Address: 1698 Queen St E
Tsujiri is definitely a fan favourite in this household of one. They are a matcha cafe where they serve matcha infused teas, ice cream, and pastries. Lines can get long but the wait is worth it! It’s a short walk from Eaton’s Centre so if you’re in the downtown core, you might as well swing by and get some of their delicious soft serve!
- Must try flavours: Houjicha soft serve and Matcha soft serve
- Address: 4789 Yonge Street Suite 402
Wooffles & Cream
A bit further north than most places listed here (in Markham but it really isn’t thaaaat far from Toronto) it might require a car ride to get to but it is worth it. Like so worth it that I was mad at H for not waking me up from a nap to go before they closed (we made it minutes before they closed!). If I recall correctly, they were one of the first to serve soft serve with Hong Kong style egg waffles. The line may be long but it is worth the wait as they freshly make the egg waffles right in front of you. The Lap Cheung waffle has Chinese sausage and seaweed inside the egg waffle which gives the fluffy egg waffle a delicious salty flavour that compliments the soft serve. It is the perfect mix of sweet and savoury!
- Must try flavours: Lap Cheung egg waffle with Match soft serve (or their limited edition flavour Genmaicha)
- Address: 8360 Kennedy Rd. Markham ON
Put a Cone on It
You do not understand the devastation I felt when I went over one Monday night to have found out that Put a Cone on It wasn’t opened at 10PM in the middle of winter. On my next trip, I proceeded to buy 2 pints of my favourite flavour to store in my freezer because that is just the type of person I am. Yeah I have a problem ha. Located in Korea town (downtown one, not North York), Put a Cone on It is an adorable little cafe that has coffee, pastries, and ice cream served with freshly made waffle chips. They also have vegan sobets but I haven’t tried theirs yet. They also have cute little Japanese snacks and candy for sale!
- Must try flavours: Pistachio and Hojicha
- Address: 633 Bloor St. West
Let’s chat! What is it about an ice cream or gelato place that makes it your favourite? Have you tried any of these locations?
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