9 Best Gelato Places in New Jersey

Got a sweet tooth? There’s no better way to cap off a meal than with a delicious scoop of gelato. Gelato is Italy’s smoother, denser, and creamier counterpart to ice cream. From chocolate chip to hazelnut, here are the best places to enjoy authentic gelato in New Jersey.  

Morano Gelato, Westfield, NJ

Morano Gelato handcrafts Italian-style gelato that is smooth, flavorful, and creamy, and they have created over 250 flavors. Each day, they craft approximately 16 flavors so when you visit, you might find sweet milk, zabaione, chocolate chip, riso, and white chocolate. Also on the menu are gelato-based drinks such as gelato affogato and frappe.

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Reggina Gelato & Espresso Bar, Mullica Hill, NJ

Open from Wednesdays through Sundays, Reggina Gelato & Espresso Bar aims to bring the tastes from the owners' Italian home town to New Jersey with their menu offerings. Flavors you might find include apple crisp gelato, chocolate, and vanilla. They also make their own chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches filled with chocolate or vanilla gelato. For even more Italian flavors they offer arancini, sfogliatelle, and other pastries.

Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato Co., Jersey City, NJ

Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato brings freshly made gelato straight to your doorstep with its delivery service. If you're in the area, you can also enjoy a scoop or two of the gelatos in the shop. Flavors that you may find on the menu include mint chip, RedEye coffee, and Bucket and Bay Vanilla. In addition, Bucket & Bay also offers gelato making classes including demonstrations, a master class, and a class for children.

Nasto's Old World Desserts, Newark, NJ

Nasto's is a family-owned and operated business that is proud to sell Italian desserts. Both in-store and at their external stockists, you'll find ample gelato, sorbetto, and Italian ice flavors with favorites such as cassata Siciliana, cappuccino, honey fig, and zabaione. To accompany your gelato, you'll also find biscotti, sfogliatelle, and other pastries. 

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Shriver's Gelato, Ocean City, NJ

Since 1898, Shriver's Gelato has created smooth, dense gelato in dozens of flavors. It offers creative options, such as coconut, pina colada, and rainbow birthday cake, and popular flavors, such as mint chocolate chip, chocolate hazelnut, and stracciatella. They also sell homemade fudge, coconut macaroons, chocolate, and salt water taffy. 

Gelotti's Gelato, Paterson, NJ

Gelotti's Gelato uses traditional techniques to make their gelato including seasonal and year-round flavors. To transport you to Italy, Gelotti's has special flavors including spumoni, tiramisu, torroncino, and cassata Siciliana, which is ricotta and cinnamon flavored gelato with candied fruit. In addition to gelato, they also frozen yogurt and ice cream sandwiches.

The Chocolate Bar, Westfield, NJ

The Chocolate Bar is the perfect place for a sweet treat as the store has gelato, espresso drinks, sorbet, and tons of chocolate treats. The gelato on offer includes a variety of 25 flavors like stracciatella, hazelnut, pistachio, and brownie chip. Specialty flavors include nutterbutter, cappuccino, apple cider doughnut, and s'mores. You can also purchase gelato and sorbetto in a pint to go to enjoy at home.

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Bergenline Gelato, North Bergen, NJ

Stop by Bergenline Gelato for a scoop of homemade gelato and a warm cappuccino. You'll find gelato in flavors such as cookies and cream, cannoli, tartufo, and strawberry as well as ice cream, slushies, and Italian ice that are perfect to enjoy on a warm fall afternoon. You can also opt to have your gelato served in a chocolate dipped waffle cone for even more deliciousness.

Gelato Dolceria, Haddonfield, NJ

For an authentic Italian experience, head to Gelato Dolceria, which gets its gelato imported from Italy. Gelato flavors vary based on the season, but you may find strawberries and cream, white chocolate, dark chocolate, cream, and spumoni. For even more Italian flavors, they offer Italian pastries, cookies, and espresso.

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