Nothing satisfies on a hot summer day than a nice ice cream or gelato treat! Let’s face it: every parent has bribed their cranky child with an ice cream cone at the end of a long day. So it might as well be from a local store serving quality goods, right? You can find interesting concoctions across the city, whether you’re in the mood for hard scoop, Thai rolled ice cream, soft-serve or gelato. So, dig into our list of The Best Ice Cream and Gelato Shops in Toronto!

Hard Scoop & Rolled Ice Cream

Arctic Bites
Where: 21 Baldwin Street, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Ohhh Fudge, My Main Squeeze, Thai To Go

Bang Bang Ice Cream
Where: 93A Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Burnt Toffee, Cinnamon Toast, Peanut Butter Reese Cup, London Fog

The Big Chill
Where: 566 College Street, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Banana Splits, Milkshakes & Sundaes

Brett’s Ice Cream 
Where: 1007 Kingston Road & 3148 Kingston Road, Toronto
Flavours: Key Lime Pie, Cinnamon Bun, Banana Nutella

Where: 16 Vaughan Road A, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Peanut Butter & Jelly, German Chocolate, Key Lime Pie

Carter’s Ice Cream 
Where: 3 Woodmount Ave., Toronto
Must-try flavours: Chocolate Peanut Butter, Salty Caramel Truffle, Moon Mist

Churnt Up
Where: 858 Eglinton Ave. East, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Strawberry Pocky, Viet Java Chip, Vegan Mango

Creamery X
Where: 114 Queen St. East, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Piña Colada, Summer Citrus, Toffee Crunch

Dutch Dreams
Where: 36 Vaughan Road, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Cotton Candy, Unicorn, Moose Droppings

Ed’s Real Scoop
Where: Three locations in Toronto – The Beach, Leslieville, Roncesvalles; plus Mimico
Must-try flavours: French Mint, Burnt Marshmallow, Tanzanian Dark Chocolate Gelato, Mango Sorbet

Honey’s Ice Cream
Where: 1448 Dundas St. West, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Peanut Butter & Saltine Crackers, Bubblegum, Double Chocolate Chip Brownie

Ice Cream Junction
Where: 3103 Dundas St. West, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Moose Tracks, Blue Bubblegum, Salty Caramel Truffle

Roll Me Up Ice Cream and Desserts
Where: 62 Overlea Blvd. Toronto; plus Markham, Oshawa & Pickering
Must-try flavours: Smore’s Campfire Memories, Birthday Cake, Pink Lady

Ruru Baked
Where: 659 Lansdowne Ave., Toronto; plus Markham
Must-try flavours: Orange Dreamsicle, White Choco Deluxe, Black Sesame, Oolong

Scooped by Demetre’s
Where: Two locations in Toronto – City Place, Distillery District
Must-try flavours: Cajeta Swirled Goat Cheese, Lemon Curd Blueberry, Roasted White Chocolate

Summer’s Ice Cream
Where: 101 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Toronto Pothole, Credit River Turtle, Pecan Chocolate Swirl


Eva’s Original Chimneys
Where: 454 Bloor St. West, Toronto; plus Mississauga, Port Credit, CNE
Must-try flavours: Oreo Chocolate, The Dream Cone, Berrylicious

The Fix Ice Cream Bar
Where: 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Love Is Love, Like a Sir, Campfire

iHalo Krunch
Where: Two Locations in Toronto – High Park, Trinity Bellwoods; plus Vaughan, Oshawa, Unionville; Coming soon – Danforth, Kensington Market, Wasaga Beach
Must-try flavours: Ube, Matcha, Black Coconut

La Diperie
Where: Nine locations around Toronto – Bay Street, Bayview, Beaches, Danforth, Harbord Street, High Park, John Street, Queen West, Yonge & Lawrence; plus Ajax, Burlington, Halton Hills, Markham, Mississauga, Oakville, Pickering
Must-try flavours: Kid At Heart, Après Match, Le Rocher, The Montrealer

Milkcow Café
Where: 2651 Yonge Street, North York
Must-try flavours: Snow Drop, Black Pearl, Santorini

Sweet Jesus
Where: Two Locations in Toronto – 106 John Street, Eaton Centre; plus Hamilton, Mississauga, Niagara Falls
Must-try flavours: Krusty the Kone, Oh Hungry, Birthday Cake, Bangin’ Brownie

Tom’s Dairy Freeze
Where: 630 The Queensway, Etobicoke
Must-try flavours: Flavour bursts, dipped cones, sundaes


Bar Ape Gelato Company
Where: 283 Rushton Road, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Changing seasonal fruits, such as sour cherries, peaches, apricots, melons

Beaches N’ Cream
Where: 2075 Queen St. East (Kew Beach), Toronto
Must-try flavours: Bacio, Mint Chocolate Chip, Raspberry Cheesecake

Dolce Gelato
Where: Three locations in Toronto – Augusta, College, Danforth
Must-try flavours: Caramel Crunch, Fruit Di Bosco, Blue Banana Cotton Candy, Nutella

Hollywood Gelato
Where: 1640 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Cake Batter, Coconut Cream Pie, Hazelnut, Key Lime Pie

La Paloma Gelateria & Café
Where: Two locations in Toronto – Corso Italia, Yorkdale Mall; plus Woodbridge
Must-try flavours: Over 75 unique flavours

Lola’s Gelato
Where: 14B Brookers Lane, Etobicoke
Must-try flavours: Cherry Brownie Jubilee, Ferrero Rocher, Matcha Tea Latte

Nani’s Gelato
Where: Three locations in Toronto – Yonge & Charles, Liberty Village; plus Mississauga
Must-try flavours: Belgian Cookie, Mango Lassi, Ontario Strawberry

Punto Gelato Toronto
Where: Three locations in Toronto – Yorkville, St. Clair West, Yonge
Must-try flavours: Pistachio, Tiramisù, Stracciatella, Raspberry

Your Gelato
Where: 2009 Avenue Road, Toronto
Must-try flavours: Tiramisu, Salted Caramel, Stracciatella

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