Holy Gelato, San Francisco
Thanks to Dave MP for waking me up to Holy Gelato.
I stopped there yesterday with my parents before taking them home to Salinas. One of the owners worked for Mondo/Naia. The gelati are sourced from Latest Scoop, Classico, and Maggie Mudd. Prices are high, the mini is just under three bucks. For my parents, a mini each of mocha morning. I had a mini of Dubliner, a coconut milk-based vegan concoction made by Maggie Mudd. It's coffee flavored with chocolate cookie crumbs and a slug of Irish whiskey that leaves a long, alcoholic tingle on the tongue. There was so much going on, I didn't miss the butterfat or dairy at all.
I'm reviving this very old discussion since I went to Holy Gelato last night. I actually have no recollection of going here before, but apparently I did back in 2006 when I posted.
Anyway, they still have about 10 flavors of non-dairy sorbet/gelato, though I am not sure where they get everything from. The woman who was scooping said they got their bases from elsewhere, but made some of the flavors and especially the non-dairy stuff in-house? But I wasn't totally clear on how that all worked.
Regardless, we tried a few things:
- Coconut based gelato (dairy free) was light and refreshing, and tasted like homemade versions that I've had before at people's houses.
- Raspberry sorbet was too sweet, didn't love it.
- Guava sorbet was also sweet, but had a smooth texture which I enjoyed. Recommended.
I believe Maggie Mudd doesn't exist anymore, so this place might be a prime destination for vegan frozen desserts in SF?
Also, there are about 20 signs throughout the place advertising the rice pudding. They seem to be really pushing it. But when I was there last night, they were all out.