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  • MarkG Apr 23, 2010 06:18 PM

can you get any decent gelato in Minneapolis St Paul

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  1. 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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    1. re: bob s

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

      the cone sucked.

    2. 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

      1. 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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        1. re: suestlawrence

          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

          1. re: mech_e

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

          2. re: suestlawrence

            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.

            1. re: suestlawrence

              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.

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

              http://www.taraccinocoffee.com/

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              1. re: alpa chino

                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.

              2. 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.

                1. 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.

                  1. 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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                    1. re: getgot211

                      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.