Gelato made in-house everyday with all natural ingredients, including vegan options
There is a significant difference between the gelato you often grab out of desperation and the gelato you can really enjoy after an informed search for the best one.
After you’ve fallen into enough traps of having to choose among the plastic containers of swirly heaps of unnaturally bright colors, you might be looking for something a little more serious. Gelato San Lorenzo emerges like a breath of fresh air in a neighborhood filled with student bars and burger joints. Its clean, Stanford white interior and high, brick vaulted ceiling cool you down before you’ve even dipped into your icy dessert. And we’re not the only ones saying so, Conde Nast Traveller has included this gelateria as one of the best gelato places in Italy (and for good reason)!
Apart from the traditional spot in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, Gelato San Lorenzo is now also available in Piazza Vittorio (Esquilino), with its very own kiosk hosted by Gatsby Cafè. That’s not all… Gelato San Lorenzo is going international and even opening a place in Madrid, Spain, next to the Reina Sofia Museum.
Back to Rome, the owners are maintaining an endless flow of ice cream flavors made in-house everyday with all natural ingredients. Their main focus is to create a model of pure gelato, free of the added, unnatural substitutes that are often used to give gelato its taste, sweetness and consistency. Every flavor served at Gelato San Lorenzo is clear of food coloring, unnatural flavors and trans fats. Natural fibers are used instead to bring out the thick creaminess that one looks for in a good ice cream and 25% less sugar is added to these already fruit, nut and honey-sweetened delights.
The gelateria is very attentive to allergies and intolerances. It naturally also offers a few vegan options, including its pistachio and dark chocolate flavors that are hipoglicemic as well (they have a very low sugar content). True to their philosophy of ice cream purity, these flavors are made from individually sourced products, which include raw chocolate straight from South America and pistachios from Bronte, Sicily. Some of their other must-try flavors include one made with walnuts with lime, honey and cinnamon pear crumble, the raspberries and basil.
Fruit lovers, the mango and orange and ginger flavors are to die for. And don’t get me started on the perfect and creamy avocado flavor! Not up for a cone of gelato? There’s the stick gelato option you can choose from.
If you’re not in the mood for ice cream but are looking for something cold and refreshing, try one of their organic yogurts topped with fresh fruit, a centrifuga (cold-pressed juice), or a crepe with melted chocolate.
And when you’re craving gelato but don’t feel like getting out of the house, you can rely on UberEats, Moovenda and Glovo to deliver your favorite Gelato San Lorenzo flavor right at home! It doesn’t get any better than this.
Via Tiburtina, 6 (San Lorenzo)
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 106 (Esquilino)