• Holy Gelato

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  • Ice-cream Ice Cream

Gelato shop offering two sections: one case with dairy, the other vegan. Offers usually 12 vegan gelato flavors, made from coconut milk or soy milk base. Waffle cones are vegan suitable. Small and colorful interior with seating. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:00pm, Fri 11:30am-10:00pm, Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm.

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18 Reviews

First Review by katiemgibbs


Points +560

16 Sep 2023


They are no longer vegan friendly, only had 4 sorbets, you can see they used to be more friendly

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-16



Points +263

Mostly Veg
11 Nov 2022

Nice to have choices

On our visit, there were three gelato and three coconut milk flavors. I enjoyed dark chocolate and raspberry sorbet. Portions are generous! The small was very large.

There were also several vegan pints available to take home.


Points +2010

12 Jul 2022


I had the mint chip and loved it! I somewhat wish they had more creamy flavors over sorbet but it’s delicious and I’m glad they exist


Points +32

10 Feb 2020

Lots of options

Lots of vegan options and all the ones I’ve tried so far are good - would recommend Charlie browns nightmare or Mexican chocolate if you’re into something a lil more sweet and rich. The sorbets are good too if you want something more fruity


Points +169

23 Dec 2019

whole case of options

Usually when I go to an ice cream place I have to take whatever sorbet flavor they’ve got. Not here. They had over 10 vegan flavors, ranging from classics to unique combos. Love it


Points +16

22 Aug 2019

some of the best vegan ice cream i’ve had!

tons of variety and really good flavor/texture :)


Points +27

30 May 2019

12 vegan options! Handmade gelato, generous portions @ good price!

An entire case of 12 vegan flavours on rotation (separate from dairy, so no contamination). The cashier was super nice and friendly too. Free samples! Amazing gelato (coming from someone who has travelled to Italy 3x)


Points +83

04 Mar 2018

12 vegan flavors

I love the Mexican chocolate and the mango flavors. Totally recommend it


Points +153

21 Jan 2018

Such a Selection!

Delicious gelato. Try the Irish coffee flavor!


Points +847

11 Sep 2017

Great Selection!

12 vegan flavors available at all times. Some are soy free and gluten free, some are not. Most of the cones are vegan. Staff is knowledgeable.

Pros: variety

Cons: a bit on the expensive side


Points +149

23 Sep 2016


Wow, this Gelato place was a true gem. There were so many flavors to choose from. The restaurant lets you select more than one flavor for your bowl, but I'm pretty simple and stuck to two. Even my non-veg family loved this vegan gelato! I wish I could return to San Fran to eat some more of their Chocolate Cookies' n Cream.

Pros: Delicious, Large Variety


Points +21

30 Aug 2016

Dairy-Free Heaven

I live in New York, where there are many vegan ice cream options. Van Leeuwen's coffee bean flavor has been my favorite for a while, but this place has definitely made an impression on me. At Holy Gelato, there were 12 different non-dairy flavors. I opted for one scoop of mint cookies and another of soy cookies n cream. Quite honestly, it might be my new favorite ice cream ever. And, surprisingly, my meat and dairy loving brother absolutely loved the mint cookie flavor. We did not taste a smidge of any nuts or banana. Also, the service is extremely friendly and welcoming (especially to the non-dairy lovers). I recommend 100% & am very sad to know that there are no Holy Gelato locations near New York.

Pros: Friendly staff, Excellent flavors, Nice vibe

Cons: No locations on the East Coast, Do not sell giant tubs of gelato, Do not deliver to my home


Points +83

13 Apr 2016


Best treat I've had in my yrs on earth! Add non-diary?! Completely wonderful! I treated myself to the 'mint n chip' it was defintely worth my time and money to travel and purchase. Friendly customer service and lovely atmosphere! Ill surely return for as long as the good keeps going. Thanks Holy Gelato!

Pros: 12 vegan options Taste Inexpensive

Cons: None


Points +211

29 Jan 2016

Holy Mind Blown!

This place is SO COOL! Their 12 vegan options are so much more than your typical chocolate and vanilla. They had cookie dough, cookies and cream, brownie fudge and mint chip, to name a few. A MUST DO!


Points +47

05 Mar 2015

Amazing Gelato!

Really, really good vegan gelato! You won't believe it's vegan & Delicious!


Points +16

24 Jan 2015

I ce scream, You scream, Now VEGANS can Scream!!

Upon walking into this little cute shop, my eyes felt like popping out of my head with a freaking huge case of VEGAN GELATO staring right at me! Not only were they a WoW oh WoW site to see, but the flavors and their ability to keep the ingredients pure as possible, blew me away. For all us Vegans and/or Lactose intolerant peeps out there, this is the MECCA of a desert dream come true. My favorite, despite all of them, is the BOMB and Irish (something). The Bomb is made from organic soy milk while the Irish is made with coconut milk. They worked well together. They also have another case of dairy gelato that looked super yummy, and another case of rice pudding. The girl behind the counter was super friendly. She told me that they run a vegan rice pudding from time to time. Brownies and cones are also Vegan, a definite plus!!! Dreaming of going back soon. Will make that dream come true again,like…Now!

Pros: delicious, variety, friendly


Points +3635

08 Oct 2012

Yummy vegan gelato

I had read about this place on HappyCow and stopped in to give it a try when my family went to San Francisco for a veg festival. Here's my Holy Gelato review.

It's a colorful little shop with seating inside. There are two freezer glasses with display of the day's gelato flavors. The vegan flavors are featured in one case while the dairy ones are in a another case next to it.

On the day I went, there were 11 vegan flavors. I tried the toasted coconut and almond one, which had an excellent flavor and taste. I also tried the "bomb" which combined peanut butter and chocolate and something else, and that was pretty good and sweet. A couple of the other vegan flavor names I remember were mint chocolate and Thai ice tea.

The young woman working behind the counter told me that the vegan gelato are all made on the premises while the dairy ones are made in a different kitchen elsewhere.


Points +18

18 Jan 2012

Best vegan ice cream I've had!

I found this place on a recent trip to San Fran. Here are the flavors I tried: Coconut Heaven (coconut milk based ice cream with chocolate chips, toasted coconut and toasted almonds), Charlie Brown's Nightmare (soy based ice cream with chocolate, peanut butter and cookies) and Irish Morning (coconut milk based with coffee, fudge, cookies and Whiskey). This is probably the best vegan ice cream I've tasted!!!!!!! This place is a must visit for vegans heading to San Fransisco! See my blog review for more: http://bit.ly/AcUNgV

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