Where to Get the Best Vegan Gelato in Rome
When you think Rome, what comes to mind? Roman ruins, fresh pasta and probably also at the top of that list is… gelato. There are gelaterie all over Rome. Most are delicious but not all have vegan flavours or cones, sugar-free options or organic ingredients.
But good news – if you’re vegan (or flirt with the vegan diet) and/or truly care about the quality of the ingredients in the gelato, you still have a number of gelaterie to choose from.
Via Nomentana 115
Tropical Ice is a lovely little gelateria offering vegan cones, vegan whipped soy cream (its delicious) and vegan versions of classic flavours like hazelnut, almond and pistachio but also unique flavours including acai, pomegranate and peach (you really taste the fruit). We found this place by chance –our Airbnb was on the same street, as if by magic.
Via Archiano 45
Gelato Giulivo is a completely vegan gelateria in the Coppedè neighbourhood of Rome. Upon visiting, I was invited to taste a few of their unique (and all equally amazing) flavours: Sicilian salted pistachio, walnut with fig and mango. Giulivo’s uses more than 50 percent mango to water when making their mango flavour – that’s why it tastes more thick like gelato than watery like other mango sorbetto’s might. This one really reminded me of Willy Wonka’s lick-able wallpaper – “the strawberries taste like strawberries, the snozberries taste like snozberries” – except here, the ingredients are all natural!
Via dei Serpenti 28
Il Gelatone has a handful of vegan flavours, mostly the classics like hazelnut and almond but also coconut and cappuccino. I’m not sure if the cones are vegan, so I suggest asking or play it safe and take it to go in a cup (coppetta in Italian).
In the last few years, the face of Rome has changed – there are a number of new vegan and vegetarian businesses and restaurants. Even non-vegetarian restaurants are conscious of the vegan diet, introducing vegan options and clearly labelling their menus. Here’s to finding vegan gelato in Rome!
Over to you – which are you favourite gelaterie in Roma?