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Lick It Gelato - new spot in Harbourfront Area

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ylsf Aug 29, 2012 06:54 AM

Saw a review/ write up posted on BlogTO this morning:

http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/lick-it-gelato-toronto

Not sure where in "Woodbridge" they went to learn their gelato making skills but since it sounds like they are using fresh ingredients and not gels maybe it has some potential. If anyone goes please post your take on it.

http://www.blogto.com/restaurants/lick-it-gelato-toronto

Also answers the question a lot of people have of where to find a late night espresso based coffee in the city as they are open till midnight every day.
http://www.lickitgelato.com/

250 Queens Quay W

  1. GoodGravy Aug 29, 2012 10:12 AM

    This took over the space from some poorly planned Miami Smoothies (or whatever it was supposed to be) place and a small coffee shop that preceded it. Hope this one sticks around long enough for me to try it which will probably be tonight.

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    1. re: GoodGravy
      GoodGravy Aug 29, 2012 06:40 PM

      So I tried it. Not a huge selection like the gelaterias on Bayview or Mt. Pleasant, but they do have a good range of favors they make in the back. Flavor-wise they're about as good as Hollywood on Bayview, but not as good as that good spot on Mt. Pleasant. It's definitely a good addition to the neighborhood. Tonight was buy one get one 1/2 price. I had salted caramel and chocolate hazelnut, and my wife had the chocolate and chocolate hazelnut. All flavors were good and smooth with the chocolate and chocolate hazelnut being the standouts.

      1. re: GoodGravy
        Teep Sep 2, 2012 10:02 PM

        I had the chocolate hazaelnut and found not enough of either flavour. But I LOVED the Pistachio, it was very nutty and smooth.

        They also serve"doggie gelato" as they are dog owners themselves, it's made with peanut butter and bananas.

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      cookiebaker Aug 29, 2012 07:18 PM

      I've been to Lick It, twice. The gelato is good, not great. The salted caramel is very good. I've also tried the lemon, stracciatella, and chocolate hazelnut. I found the waffle cone too soft to my liking. Behind the counter you can see large cans of Pregel , they don't make the base in house.

      That said, I'm happy to see a independent food business in the neighbourhood. The space is very cute and the people very friendly. I really hope they survive the winters.

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        ylsf Sep 2, 2012 09:40 PM

        Thanks to Cookiebaker for answering the question about pregel. I was down in the area today so decided to try them. Wondered about all of these "raving" reviews on Blogto. The owners came on and defended that they didn't post them but I really can't see people that have had a lot of gelato, traveled around Italy, etc say that it is the "best they have ever had"..

        Having said that, it is great that they are open until midnight every night of the week. I wonder how long that will last for but it is nice to have a late night option around (for a coffee/dessert).

        1. y
          ylsf Mar 21, 2013 08:38 PM

          This spot is featured on Teambuy for a couple of more days:

          http://www.teambuy.ca/en/toronto/2814...

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