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Black Dog Gelato

Restaurants, Ice cream parlors East Village
5 out of 5 stars
(5user reviews)
 (Photograph: Martha Williams)
Photograph: Martha WilliamsBlack Dog Gelato
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
Photograph: Erica GannettCashew Caramel Goat Cheese Gelato at Black Dog Gelato
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
Photograph: Erica GannettBlack Dog Gelato
Black Dog Gelato
 (Photograph: Erica Gannett)
Photograph: Erica GannettBlack Dog Gelato

Time Out says

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.



Address: 859 N Damen Ave
Cross street: at Iowa St
Transport: Bus info: 50, 66
Price: Average cup: $4
Opening hours: Sun–Thu noon–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–midnight (winter hours: Fri–Sun 2pm–10pm)
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Users say (5)

5 out of 5 stars

Average User Rating

4.6 / 5

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Probably one of the best, if not the best, places to get gelato in the city. Everything is made in small batches every day so you can't get as fresh as this. Very eclectic flavors that rotate often so I suggest going out of your comfort zone and trying as many flavors as possible. Their best seller by far is the Goat Cheese Cashew Caramel, tastes like a frozen cheesecake! Lines go out the door and around the block during the summer so make sure you get there at a good time because they sell out fairly fast. Overall one of my top choices for deserts in the city. 

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


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!

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.


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.