Tiny shop set amidst the restaurants of Lygon St. Offers many different gelati flavors, including ones suitable for vegans. All the fruit range is vegan, and there are also soy-based chocolate, pistachio, hazelnut, coffee, and chocolate flavors. Staff are helpful when you ask about dairy-free options. more-less
163 Lygon Street (Argyle Square)
Carlton, Victoria 3053

Mon-Sun 12:00pm-12:00am



First Review by eveliene99
  • vegan

Excellent, creamy gelato

Posted on 01 / 24 / 2016

Their soy gelato is amongst the best I've tasted and is super creamy. If you delight in simple single flavours - like pistachio, chocolate, coffee, etc. - then this is the right place. 5 star gelato.

  • vegan

Recommended even when it's cold outside

Posted on 05 / 30 / 2015

The fruit gelatis I've tasted have been pretty amazing. Unfortunately, the soy-based flavours aren't quite as good. It's great to be able to have creamy flavours, and they beat any other soy ice-cream I've tried; however, they seem to have a bit of an after-taste or an edge to them. Looking on the website, their soy flavours are also sucrose free, so I suspect it might be the artificial (or natural but not sugar) sweetener.

Here is an assessment of the flavours I've tried so far (you can tell I'm a fan):
Dairy free fruit
* Mango: Incredible
* Watermelon: Great
* Boysenberry: Flavour is delicious, but I'm not a fan of the texture - the seeds weren't strained out
* Jasmine: interesting, though personally, just a taste was enough for me, it's super strong
* Amarena (sour cherry): disappointing - it tasted a bit like cough medicine
* Passionfruit - Excellent
* Strawberry - Oh so good, this not your nasty pink ice-cream
* Pinaepple - Deliciously refreshing

Soy flavours
* Baccio - tastes almost like nutella
* Chocolate - rich and delicious, and to my surprise better than the baccio
* Hazlenut - good, but for due to the lack of chocolate, unsurprisingly not as good as the baccio
* Pistacio - Pieces of pistacio in it, and really quite nice, but not as good, IMO, as the other flavours on offer.

Overall, I highly recommend it, whether just for ice-cream, or if you want dessert after having dinner with omnis on Lygon St somewhere that doesn't do vegan sweets.

Updated from previous review on Saturday May 23, 2015

Pros: Huge range of vegan flavours, Soy gelato
Cons: Not every flavour is vegan, Soy flavours use non-sugar sweetener
  • vegan

a classic!

Posted on 12 / 30 / 2014

These legends have been offering dairy free gelato on Lygon St for at least a decade, I'm sure.

Proximity to Melbourne Uni is dangerous during breaks between lectures. Also perfect nightcap after a cheap movie at the Nova on a hot Monday night, sitting in the small park opposite.

I usually can't go passed the rich soy chocolate, or creamy pistachio, but like to mix it up with a bit of fruit. I've never been disappointed with any of their flavours. Soy "bacio" (hazelnut and chocolate) is a perennial fave. Like smooth, cool, vegan Nutella!

Pros: old school small business, variety
Cons: looong line-ups in summer , limited opening hours in winter

  • vegan


Posted on 09 / 24 / 2012

Really yummie vegan icecream. Be careful though, not open all year round!!

Pros: Vegan icecream, Good value
Cons: Not open all year round


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Last updated: 2012/03/31


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