7 Best Gelato Shops in Metro Phoenix

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French Grocery One of our favorite new culinary hangouts in town, French Grocery, proves its not all about the croissants, quiche, and beignets. The small gelato selection made fresh in house features some uncommon flavors like fig jam. The peanut butter flavor, made with local PB Americano cinnamon and honey peanut butter is pretty much a perfect flavor. However, if you're weird like us, we suggest you grab a bag of Zapp's potato chips for dipping -- just trust us on this one.

Frost: A Gelato Shoppe While some gelaterias go for the quaint vibe, Gilbert's Frost goes all out sci-fi with their modern, clean, all blue and silver décor. The large case beautifully displays the loads of flavors you can choose from. While our absolute favorite is the bafflingly smooth and rich panna cotta, it's seasonal so you might not always get it. The tiramisu takes a close second if you can't, but we're sure any one of the made-fresh-daily options would put a smile on your face.

Cool Gelato Italiano Someday our prince will come. Until then, we have Cool Gelato Italiano's prince -- a thick, Nutella-filled treat that's an obvious home run. We mean, come on. It has Nutella in it. Plus, the Old Town hangout is ideally located for stops between shopping in the area. Treat yo'self.

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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