New Gelato in Town: Angelo’s Gelato
By Taylor Van Arsdale
All photos courtesy of Angelo’s Gelato
There’s a new desert in the Los Angeles area, Angelo’s Gelato. Angelo’s is based in Chicago and their traditional Italian style gelato is reminiscent of the authentic gelato I had as a kid growing up in New York—in other words…it’s really good.
Angelo’s website, states, “The art of traditional gelato making is passed with pride from father to son, improved and perfected right up to today… and we are committed to continuing the art of making fine Italian gelato passed down by our ancestors.” They use imported all natural Italian ingredients and all of their gelato is handcrafted and gluten-free.
Their Vaniglia Al Chicco (Vanilla Bean) is made with real vanilla beans and has a slightly chewy texture that melts delicately on your mouth. Their spumoni, equally sublime, is set in one-pint containers and is inverted so that the pistachio rests on the bottom with a layer of strawberry followed by creamy chocolate. What’s great about this particular desert is that you can easily flip it over, pop it out, cut into quarters and offer it to guests for a lovely presentation.
Up until recently their gelato has only been available in the Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and parts of the Midwest. Now you can find it in Santa Monica and Brentwood in the following stores: Bob’s Market, Bay Cities Deli and Vicente Foods.
In Los Angeles, they have 12 flavors in 16 ounce (pint) containers: Espresso, Pistachio, Vanilla Been, Lemon Sorbetto, Hazelnut (Nocciola), Chocolate, Spumoni, Coconut, Sea Salt Carmel, Italian Kiss (dark chocolate / hazelnut), Stracciatella (chocolate chip) and Strawberry.