The 10 Best Places for Gelato in New York!

Smooth, creamy, and delightful, Italian ice cream, aka gelato, has stolen New Yorker’s hearts. You can find this sweet treat in towns across the state, including at these 10 stand-out gelato shops. 

1. Simply Italiano, Lancaster, NY

Specializing in authentic imported Italian products, Simply Italiano is a destination for true gelato the way it’s made in Italy. It comes in a beautiful glass container that can be taken with you on the go.

2. Sweet Melody’s, Buffalo, NY

Some regard Sweet Melody’s as the home of the best gelato in Buffalo. The artisan-crafted gelato shop provides a rainbow of delicious gelato flavors in-shop, out of its food truck, and catered for weddings and special events.

3. Crisan Bakery, Albany, NY

Praised for its delectable Italian desserts, Albany’s Crisan Bakery makes its gelato from a Romanian recipe using fresh fruits and nuts and dairy sourced from upstate New York.

4. Grom, New York, NY

With a strong focus on quality, this Italian gelateria chain pays close attention to the ingredients in its prized gelato. Using only cage-free eggs and the perfect ratio of cream and sugar, its New York City locations boast a quality level few can find outside of Italy. 

5. Il Laboratorio del Gelato, New York, NY

This New York City gelato shop makes hundreds of small-batch gelato flavors in its “lab,” which it has been operating at its Orchard Street location since 2002.

6. Fresco Gelateria, New York, NY

This East Village café whips up some of the best gelato in the states, according to some patrons. The gelateria serves gelato and sorbet in chocolate, nutty, and fruity flavors, among others. 

7. M’O il Gelato, New York, NY

A Little Italy staple, M’O il Gelato handcrafts its fresh, creamy gelato daily in a variety of authentic Italian flavors. The restaurant also doles out its gelato from a pushcart and as catering.

8. Amorino Gelato, New York, NY

Offering an assortment of Italian desserts like granite, frappes, and, of course, gelato. Try unique flavors like organic green tea at shop locations around the city.

9. Dolce Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY

Known for its delicious, high-quality gelato made with local Hudson Valley milk and a generous variety of vegan sorbetto, Dolce Brooklyn makes everything fresh each day in small batches.

10. L’Albero dei Gelati, Brooklyn, NY

With fresh seasonal ingredients responsibly sourced from local farms and authentic international growers, Brooklyn’s L’Albero dei Gelati places an emphasis on producing the most ethical, natural gelato in the city.

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