From Our Editors
Many cafés get their gelato from powdered mixes that contain unhealthy hydrogenated oils and hard to pronounce chemicals such as carboxymethylcellulose. Mercato Gelato Café, however, gets its products from Mario’s Gelati, a company that’s been making gelato and sorbetto from scratch with fresh milk, cream, and fruit for more than 30 years. The café’s glass enclosures house 72 different flavours, including blackberry, mango, pistachio, tiramisu, and white-chocolate raspberry. Patrons also stop by for made-to-order gelato cakes, savoury desserts, and take-home gelato in 500-millilitre to 11.4-litre containers designed to share with a group of friends or one mildly hungry elephant.