Lick It Gelato - new spot in Harbourfront Area
Saw a review/ write up posted on BlogTO this morning:
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.
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.
250 Queens Quay W
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.
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.
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).