Black Dog Gelato

Restaurants , Ice cream parlors East Village
  • 5 out of 5 stars
(5 user reviews)
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 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha Williams

Black Dog Gelato

 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
Photograph: Erica Gannett

Cashew Caramel Goat Cheese Gelato at Black Dog Gelato

 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
Photograph: Erica Gannett

Black Dog Gelato


Black Dog Gelato

 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
Photograph: Erica Gannett

Black Dog Gelato

After peddling her gelato all over town to the city's best chefs and markets, Jessica Oloroso found a fitting home for her first storefront—the Ukrainian Village space that previously housed gelato shop Piccolo. There, she lures folks with boundary-pushing scoops of gelato such as avocado-cinnamon and sesame-fig-chocolate chip. The mish-mash of tattooed bike-peddlers and stroller-pushing locals tends to sample plenty before settling, giving you more time to decide between a simple cup or a cone with a refreshing iced Turkish coffee on the side.

Venue name: Black Dog Gelato
Address: 859 N Damen Ave
Cross street: at Iowa St
Opening hours: Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight (winter hours: Fri–Sun 2pm–10pm)
Transport: Bus info: 50, 66
Price: Average cup: $4
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Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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Breanne F

Amazingly unique flavors and friendly staff make this place one we keep coming back to throughout the summer!

Madeline N

Black Dog Gelato is by far one of the best ice cream stores in the city. They have the classic flavors for people like me who don't like being too adventurous when it comes to food choices, but they also have some really interesting seasonal flavors as well! The staff is wonderful and its not overly priced!

Jaclyn R

Love Black Dog Gelato! They have a fantastic selection of unique flavors like Seasame Fig Chocolate Chip. Make sure to try their Mexican Hot Chocolate and Butterscotch Bourbon Pecan flavors! It's one of the best spots for ice gelato.

Zach L

Black Dog has plenty of flavors that you'll have trouble finding elsewhere, like white chocolate banana and cayenne Mexican chocolate, but one of my favorite treats is the affogado, which mixes coffee and vanilla bean gelato.

Clayton Guse

If you ever take a train into or out of Ogilve Transportation Center, you're going to want to stop by Black Dog Gelato in the connecting French Market. They serve up some of the best frozen treats in the city, and you'd have to be an insane person (or lactose intolerant) not to love it.