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 Post subject: Gelato & sorbet in London
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 10:36 am 
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I couldn't find a thread about this but think we need one!

I had the most delicious chocolate sea salt sorbet at Udderlicious in Islington this week. I've previously had their chocolate chilli which was also pretty good.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Udderlic ... 0437601392

At Gelupo Gelato in Soho (nr Piccadilly Circus) I've recently enjoyed the chocolate, the coconut and the coffee. On my last visit there were about 8 non dairy options.
http://www.gelupo.com/index.php

I also enjoy the dark chocolate sorbet at Scoop (Soho, Covent Garden and South Kensington).
http://www.scoopgelato.com/parlours.html

I'm not a huge fan of the fruity flavours so my recommendations are always going to be for places where they do other stuff. (I'm a bit spoilt because I have regular access to Boho Gelato in Brighton and take tubs of their amazing creations away to enjoy at home.)


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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 12:25 pm 
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I really like the dark chocolate at Scoop too and I've heard good things about Gelupo Gelato, I need to try it next time I'm in London.

The sea salt chocolate sounds amazing but I might find it hard not to be grossed out by an establishment called Udderlicious! Haha!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 4:38 pm 
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YAY this is my new favorite thread! I refuse to eat any more fruit flavored sorbets - I want chocolate OR I want ice cream! :) I really need soft-serve so much here. Maybe I will get an ice cream maker and make ridiculous flavors and sell them and open a shop. Ok let's do that.

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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 5:05 pm 
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i'm not usually a huge fan of fruit sorbets either, but the cantaloupe sorbet that Scoop does is damn good. seriously, i sampled the chocolate and then i tried the cantaloupe out of curiosity and i went with the cantaloupe.

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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 6:25 am 
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I put together this post on London vegan ice cream options a couple of years ago with London options, and thanks to this post have updated it with new options. Thanks, kids!

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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
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Great blog post, a couple I hadn't heard of, I'd forgotten about Dri Dri (I thought they'd closed down when they disappeared from Portobello Road and then stumbled a cross them in Chelsea a few months back). I also forgot to go back to Snowflake, nothing I fancied on my first visit but that might be the case again if it's just fruity.

There's a gelato in the food hall in Selfridges too, they do a great coconut sorbet.

I'm not adverse to mixing a scoop of melon with a scoop of chocolate at Scoop ETK.

And I know what you mean about udderlicious Jojo - I was put off by all the cow pictures at Waikikamoocau in Brighton the first time I saw it (and still find it a bit odd since they're selling dairy!)


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Thanks! I'll add that to the list too. I went to Gelupo yesterday and they had roasted plum sorbet that was excellent.

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I have a new one to add - Lick at 55 Greek Street, Soho.

They have several fruit sorbets and a dark chocolate one too, I was too full from dinner and dessert at Vantra to try it though.


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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
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Okay RandiJM & I went to Gelupo Gelato last week & had the chocolate and it wins over the one from Scoop! It was ridiculously rich and creamy.

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Gelupo is the best! They change their flavours up a lot too, and have some more unusual flavours if you're feeling adventurous. It's no Boho Gelato though!

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i went to La Gelateria on Monday and got the chilli chocolate sorbet. it was gorrrrrgeous. the capsaicin burns in my throat were worth it.

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I just posted about this in the vegan pet peeves thread but I had to share here. In Shoreditch there is a place called Love Shake, that does milkshakes. Their website and facebook says they have soy milk! I went and asked if that means they did vegan shakes, and the girl said, "We do have soy milk but that's just to add in the milkshakes instead of dairy milk, but all the ice cream is still dairy ice cream." SOMEONE TELL ME WHY. WHAT ON FREAKING EARTH. NO ONE BENEFITS FROM THAT. I just....WHAT?????

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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
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I was very excited to try the all vegan Yorica in Soho but so far I've been quite disappointed by the things I've tried. Anyone have any recommendations?
http://www.yorica.com


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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
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I've now also tried Yorica's chocolate and vanilla fro-yo (soft serve) and in my opinion the vanilla is the nicest thing they have, especially served with the chocolate sauce (which goes crispy once it is cold).

But to be honest I still prefer the creamy sorbets at nearby Gelupo, Scoop or further out at Islington's Udderlicious.


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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
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I think it's cool London has an all vegan ice cream place, but I wish they served something fattier (like ice cream) instead of an icy frozen dessert. We already had loads of good sorbet options, as you mentioned! But sprinkles are one of my favourite meals so I'll keep going back for sprinkles with a side of ice cream.

I also think it's kind of cute that Yorica seems to be a hang out for younger vegan teens (always polite).

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i saw this the other day: http://www.timeout.com/london/blog/five ... eam-082616

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 Post subject: Re: Gelato & sorbet in London
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Nice article link, thanks ETK.

I tried Lick recently, it was quite nice but I didn't like it was much as my usual haunts.


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