What’s better than an ice cream cone (or ice cream sandwich or ice cream taco…) on a summer afternoon? (Answer: literally nothing.) Treat yourself (and your Instagram feed) to the most delicious scoops your city has to offer with our Localist guide to the best ice cream in Canada.
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Toronto: Death in Venice
Where: 536 Queen St. W., deathinvenice.ca
Atmosphere: This gourmet gelato is made in-house at the Turkish bakery and coffee shop, Constantinople, on Queen West, all year round. The space is large and quite dark, but they’ve set up a gelato stand in the front window for easy and quick access to their tasty treats during the warmer months.
Number of flavours: Approximately 20-30, although they normally stock 12 flavours at a time, with two or three vegan options available.
Most unusual flavour: Chocolate Meal Worms (edible protein-packed worms) or Pigs Blood Chocolate Hazelnut
Don’t miss: Owner, chef and gelato maker Kaya Ogruce’s unusual ingredients shouldn’t put you off—because everything tastes incredible. The Thai Peanut Soy Fish flavour is eye-opening and mouth-watering.
Average wait: Under 5 minutes. Ice cream tubs are also available for home-delivery via Foodora.
Average cost: $4 for a scoop in a cup, $10 for a tub of any flavour