Zurich Blogging in Summer throws you back south! Get inspired by 3 Gelati shops I discovered for you with the rating: TOP TOP TOP
What happened the last month in Zurich makes every gelato lover happy. The choice of artisan gelato in Zurich is wonderful! I put the top 3 Zurich gelato shops together for you. Feel free to add one, should I have missed it!
Criteria that make the gelato land on my top 3 list
- fresh ingredients
- homemade, not artificial in the taste
- no food additives, no concentrates, no sirups nor food colorings
- low sugar content/cream taste
- light in the belly
- creative flavors
Here my favorite gelati shops in town
- Gelateria di Berna, Weststrasse 196, Zurich
- Hasta Ice Cream Zurich, Spitalgasse 5, Zürich
- Leonardo il gelato, (Sihlcity) Kalanderpl. 1, Zürich or Globus Bellevue Pop-up
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Gelateria di Berna
Gelateria di Berna is a term to everybody that has A. been in Berne already and B. loves homemade organic ice cream that is not too creamy but genuine and pure in the taste. Get Gelati di Berna now in Zürich at Weststrasse 196, Brupbacherplatz close to Lochergut.
Between Livorno and Follonica, where all began
The history of Michael, David and Hansmartin is lovely. They used to eat Gelati as they were kids during their camping holidays somewhere between Livorno and Follonica in Italy. The desire of having this summer moment back home motivated them to create their own artisan Gelati in Switzerland. That’s how Gelati di Berna was founded in Berne 2010.
That’s where I had my first best Gelato out of Italy.
Their recipes follow ancient Italian Gelato traditions. They trained gelato making in Verona from artisan Gelato makers. This to create their ice cream as authentic and tasty as possible. Find 30 creative flavors to choose out. Vegan and lactose free.
Creative gelato combinations as strawberry sorbet with Aceto Balsamico, seasonal rhubarb ice cream or a scoop of Fior di Latte Lavender, wait for you.
More than fair is the price. 3.50 CHF for 2 scoops and on top of that you get a flavor to try.
Hasta Ice cream Shop
This company produces ice cream out of a family passion, too. Paulo’s father Rolf is a passionate food lover since ever. That is how he started producing ice cream 20 years ago in Argentina. Back in Switzerland he wanted to make this delicacy available to the Swiss folk. The first shop opened in Sion/Wallis 15 years ago, now they are in Zurich at Spitalgasse 5 close to the Niederdorf.
Hasta stands for Heladeria Argentina-Suiza Totalmente Artesanal
The whole family loved this ice cream and motivated Rolf to start running a ice cream shop back in time. Paulo is running the shop in Zurich. His brother contributed to the company, too by drawing the logo at the age of 6! I love the drawing!
Their Gelato is 100 % natural, fresh and mostly seasonal ingredients are used. The selection of fruity flavor is creative and variegated. My favorite is the bergamot flavor that is a crossing between a orange and a lemon. For the chocolate flavor you get best swiss chocolate from Felchlin.
Price is 4 CHF a scoop.
This ice cream shop is offering traditional home made Italian ice cream since 1999. Leonardo Perizzato came to Switzerland to make his dream reality. They started with a small shop. Today Leonardo’s gelato is available all over the city, even in selected restaurants or for catering.
I love to stopp by at their pop up in front of Globus at Bellevue. Find them also at Sihlcity or at their Gelateria & Bar in the shopping mall Glattzentrum.
Their flavor selection is mixed from seasonal fruits as creamy nutella or zuppa inglese. Some flavors are really experimental. I tried the Linzertorte which is a typical swiss cake with hazelnuts and raspberry jam, it was delicious! Their gelato is 100% natural and prepared following ancient Italian gelato recipes.