As the swelter factor starts to really crank up (to inappropriate flesh display levels), we know you’ll be wanting to get your hands on one of these tasty treats to keep yourself cool. Don’t be jel, be gel…
1. Gelupo ££££
If you are after an authentic taste of Italy, head to the renowned Gelupo. The high quality flavour is made possible by executive chef Jacob Kenedy, who gets hands-on with his cherished gelato, developing, testing and tasting all flavours (tough job, we know). The people of Gelupo take pride in their gelato-churning methods, which somehow manage to create low-fat levels that give the flavours a light, clean finish we definitely appreciate. With seasonal flavours that are ever-changing, expect only the freshest tasting gelato.
7 Archer Street
2. Oddono’s ££££
We’re pretty grateful that founder Christian Oddono inherited his grandmother’s blessed skills and combined these with only the best natural ingredients (such as Valhrona chocolate, and Sicilian pistachios). I have enjoyed an Oddono cup of heaven and can say that it is truly satisfying- flavoursome in a way that screams natural and helps the gelato remain light and refreshing. Pretty perfect for a hot day in London. We suggest visiting the Hampstead location, hidden away in a cobbled street, the perfect spot for stuffing ice cream into your face (trust me, it will happen).
8 Flask Walk
3. La Gelatiera ££££
Among the small shops and boutiques of Covent Garden, is the even smaller La Gelatiera. Some of the flavours may sound a bit adventurous, such as ‘basil and chilli’ (!) and ‘porcini chocolate ice cream’, but go ahead and unleash your wild side as they have won La Gelatiera three coveted awards. If you can’t push yourself that far, there are the staple flavours such as ‘vanilla mananara’, which are equally drool-worthy.
27 New Row