Enjoyed in Italy since the Renaissance, gelato is a frozen dessert featuring milk, cream, and sugar.
Its popularity is on the rise in the United States, and flavors range from classic to unique combinations. If you would like to enjoy some of Chicago’s best gelato, these are three places near our Chicago apartments offering pickup or delivery:
Reminiscent of Italy’s original gelato bars, Soiree reminds visitors of their semester abroad or summer trip to Florence. The gelato makers begin their morning early to create small batches using the finest, freshest ingredients. Flavors include tiramisu, amaretto, and Frutti di Bosco. Don’t forget to ask about the vegan or gluten-free options, and order for pickup.
Black Dog Gelato
When Jessica Oloroso left her job as a pastry chef at a renowned restaurant, Black Dog Gelato was born. Before opening the shop, she rented a shared kitchen and began creating her flavorful recipes. Today, Jessica’s creations gain attention on the Cooking Channel. They also make local “Best Of” lists, and there’s something for everyone. Flavors include mint cookie, smokey chocolate cherry, and goat cheese cashew caramel (a customer favorite). Black Dog offers delivery through DoorDash, Caviar, and Uber Eats.
Called the best Italian restaurant in town, Riccardo Trattoria takes diners on a culinary journey across Italy. The chefs use a Tuscan wood-burning oven and create time-honored recipes with a modern twist. For dinner, sample the Ravioli “Massaia” with the hazelnut or chocolate gelato. Riccardo Trattoria offers both pickup and delivery.
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