Gelato is unmistakably Italy's national dessert, and it's definitely difficult, if not impossible, to filter through the thousands of gelaterias in search of Italy's best gelato. Still, I can say with utmost confidence that Florence has some of the best and freshest gelato in the country, and here I will share with you four of my top favourites. They have their own strengths for sure, and it really depends on what you are looking out for. In short, there's something for everyone right here in Florence :)
Grom Gelato is well-known for its fresh and organic flavours, so think about organic eggs, full fat milk and even Lurisia mountain water for its delicious sorbets. Don't expect to find any emulsifiers, non-natural thickeners, colorings or preservatives in your gelato, these guys mean serious business. They also have a corporate social responsibility thing going in its "Grom Loves World" green project, and so all the plastic and paper products you get here are from recycled materials. Neat.
The gelato is definitely as good as it sounds. I had double scoops of Cocco and the all popular Stracciatella, and I liked them both. The Cocco's really unique because Grom uses fresh coconut pulp and mixes it with full-cream milk, which together is a quality match surely. Similarly, the Stracciatella scores on its level of creaminess, and is a delectable milky delight.
If you're curious, you can head on to Grom's website for its long list of flavours. What others may particularly appreciate about Grom is its helpful list detailing the main ingredients which some may be intolerant to, and this can be found here on its website as well as within the gelateria itself.
About €4 for a medium, double scoops of two flavours.
Via del Campanile,
Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.