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MarkG Apr 23, 2010 06:18 PM

can you get any decent gelato in Minneapolis St Paul

  1. bob s Apr 23, 2010 08:46 PM

    There's a new gelato place in the same building as the Bryant Lake Bowl that I've been meaning to try. It's called Jackson's Gelato and Coffee. Perhaps I'll take one for the team and go check it out sometime soon.

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    Jackson's Coffee and Gelato
    822 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408

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      getgot211 Apr 24, 2010 11:18 AM

      its decent, not great. I wouldn't go out of my way for it.

      the cone sucked.

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      kevin47 Apr 23, 2010 08:55 PM

      Fat Lorenzo's has gelato that is pretty decent. I'm not a genre expert, by any means.

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      Fat Lorenzos
      5600 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417

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        suestlawrence Apr 24, 2010 05:37 AM

        And I just noticed there's gelato at the St. Paul Farmers Market (today was opening day). I didn't try any, but it looked delicious. They 6 or 8 flavors, including maple bacon. The other flavors were more traditional.

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          mech_e Apr 25, 2010 12:04 AM

          Can't be Ring Mountain Creamery in Eagan, in my book. You can try quite a few flavors, then go for the "Just Peaks" sampler, which seems to be a great value in my book. Favorite flavor is the Blood Orange Sorbet.

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          Ring Mountain Creamery Cafe
          1965 Cliff Lake Rd, Eagan, MN

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            Latinpig Apr 25, 2010 09:42 AM

            I like Cosettas very much. They have an outstanding Pistachio Gelato.

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            bbb1980 Apr 25, 2010 12:39 PM

            I tried the salted caramel--delicious. They had pints for $6 and cups, too, which we didn't purchase this wet & windy morning, but which will be absolutely perfect come summer.

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              jenniegirl May 3, 2010 11:49 PM

              Wasn't a huge fan of the maple bacon-but I did like the butter brickle quite a bit-especially with the mexican chocolate sauce from the stall nearby.

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              alpa chino Apr 27, 2010 02:32 AM

              This is a good place in NE mpls. I really liked it.

              http://www.taraccinocoffee.com/

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                Foureyes137 Apr 27, 2010 07:46 AM

                Heads-up to all: Taraccino sells a limited number of flavors of Caruso's gelato. I also get gelato here rather often...though slow turnover has led to what I'll call "flavor taint" on occasion.

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                Bobannon Apr 27, 2010 03:00 PM

                I see they have a couple of gelato stands at Target Field. I wonder where they get it from. I haven't tried it yet but my companion tried a couple of flavors and said they were decent. I'll do some more research when I go to the game on Monday.

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                  rockyd Apr 27, 2010 06:34 PM

                  I like Jackson's more than the other poster here. I also like that the guy who owns it is local and trying to make a go of it. Get your choice in a cup, then the cone is not an issue. I would love to hear of additional options since I cannot fathom why the Twin Cities only has a few choices.

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                    getgot211 May 1, 2010 08:48 AM

                    Simply Gelato is the cart at the StP Farmers, and it is fantastic. this, I would go out of my way for. got a cup of Salted caramel($3.50) and took home a pint of Maple Bacon($6), seriously good stuff.

                    http://www.simplygelatomn.com/
                    http://twitter.com/SimplyGelato

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                      carolita May 2, 2010 01:39 PM

                      after reading about this, i tasted then bought a pint of the salted caramel this morning. mmmm....delicious! between the gelato, the dragonwing begonia, other plants and maple syrup from the st. paul farmer's mkt., it's been a fine day already.

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