Italian gelato boasts a lower butterfat content than traditional ice cream—much like competitive show dogs boast less body fat than antiquated card-sharking bulldogs. Sink spoons into sportier alternatives with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of frozen treats at Grateful Spoon Gelato.
Mentioned in such reputable rags as The Arizona Republic and Desert Living Today, Grateful Spoon's small batches of gelato creations feature first-rate, all-natural ingredients culled from local farmer's markets. Patrons can browse the eclectic menu for a mouthwatering mosaic of flavors, such as cantaloupe, hazelnut, and belgian chocolate, each ideal for crafting leaning towers of flavor atop long-suffering cones ($3–$5). Grateful Spoon's fruit-based gelatos come packed with handpicked produce and offer a tasty alternative for vegan gastronomes. Savory sundaes ($5 for small, $6 for large) challenge pugnacious spoons, and portable pints ($5.25) of Grateful Spoon's concoctions cater to late-night dish sessions with chatty cat burglars. A welcome addition to any snack table, creamy gelato pies ($30) are a hit at both birthday parties and igloo-warmings.