With London outposts from Camden to Chelsea, this international gelato chain is a big presence in the capital, famous for its highly photogenic ‘flower cones’ (thin slabs of ice cream artfully arranged like petals). Expect a mash-up of reworked classic flavours and more exotic options – from coffee, salted caramel and chocolate to banana, passion fruit and amarena cream with black cherries. Also check out novelties such as their ice-cream waffles, crêpes and gelato burgers (two scoops in a sweet bun).
So you like ice cream, eh? You're not special. We're all big babies waiting for a little bit of sweet, cold milk to numb the pain of being alive. (Even if for some of us it does have to be dairy-free milk.) In fact, over the past few days half-out-of-lockdown-London has experienced massive queues for our cities best ices. Even bigger than the queues around our city for Gail's bakeries a few months ago.
Want to make sure that the cone you're standing in line for is worth the 30-40 minute wait ahead of you? Look no further. We've asked ice cream experts from around our office for their favourite places to lick 99ers, chomp on ice cream sarnies, feast on sundaes and neck a scoop or two of premium gelato. The resulting list? Your ultimate guide to ice cream in the city, featuring Yolkin (best known for its ace ice-cream sandwiches), Mamasons Dirty Ice Cream (a Filipino take on the subject) and much-loved Gelateria Danieli in Richmond. Then there’s Grom, which is the first London outpost of an Italian chain; family-run Cremoloso Gelato, which does the business for Earlsfield locals; and Hackney’s Black Milq, which flies the flag for vegan ice cream.
Check out our sticky-fingered guide to the best cold stuff in the capital. If you'd rather tuck into another cold snack then why not check out our lists of best frozen treats, scoops, ice lollies and ice-cream sandwiches?