August 19, 2020

A Statement from Gelato Village

Last night around 7.30pm one of our co-owners, Daniele Taverna, was physically assaulted in an unprovoked attack out the front of our gelateria. He was fortunate to come away from the violent incident only shaken and bruised. This was in no small part due to the timely intervention of our near neighbours from 33 Cank Street and Bodega and we would like to thank those individuals for stepping in to help with no thought for their own personal safety. Years of underfunding have left Leicester without decent provision for destitute people in our city that can also struggle with drug...
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Gelato Village at Number 8 Deli West Bridgford
June 27, 2020

Gelato Village hits Nottingham

The UK's leading makers of artisan Italian gelato, Gelato Village, will be bringing a pop up cabinet to No 8 Delicatessen in West Bridgford this weekend. Gelato Village are passionate about producing all natural gelato using the very best seasonal ingredients. For a number of years they have done this with the support of Nottingham's The Fruit Basket, who supply them with the very best in flavourful, in season British produce as well as delicious fruit from further afield. When combined with other local Midlands ingredients, like fresh unhomogenized milk from Vine Farm Dairy in Great Dalby, Leicestershire, Gelato Village's...
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Gelato Village with Simone de Feo at Cheese 2019
September 30, 2019

Gelato Village bring anchovy gelato to the Italians!

Gelato Village made their bi-annual pilgrimage to one of the biggest celebrations of cheese and dairy in the world this September. Simply entitled Cheese, the festival is run by Slow Food International in Bra, Italy. Bra was the town where the Slow Food movement was born, founded by Carlo Petrini. The goals of the movement are to prevent the disappearance of local food culture and ingredients, fight the rise of fast food and help everyone have access to food that is Good, Clean and Fair. The theme of Cheese in 2019 was 'natural is possible' so there was a focus...
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Large cup of gelato at Gelato Village Leicester
July 30, 2019

Leicester attraction holding ‘Dine in the Dark’ experience

Leicester attraction holding 'Dine in the Dark' experience - where guests can't see what they're eating Guests will wear glasses to simulate blindness or visual impairments   Leicester foodies are being invited to take part in an eating out event with a difference. 'Dine in the Dark', hosted by the National Space Centre in conjunction with sight loss charity RNIB, will be a journey through the senses - except one....   Read more and find booking details on the Leicester Mercury Gelato Village will be providing one of the courses at this exclusive tasting event.
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Cold Brew Coffee at Gelato Village Leicester
July 16, 2019

Cold Brew Coffee now available!

New for summer 2019 we now have cold brew coffee available in store. Just made with water and ground single origin coffee. This is then steeped for more than 20 hours to get the flavour and served from our new counter top tap. As with all of our coffee, we use Caffe Vergnano - a high quality and ethical coffee supplier from Italy. Enjoy your cold brew coffee as it comes, or have it with ice cubes, sugar and milk to your taste. Of course our cups are all biodegradable and compostable if you choose to enjoy it to take...
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Welcome to Gelato Village
June 29, 2019

5 of the best places in Leicester to go for ice cream or gelato

"Hooray, the sun's shining - and it looks like it's here to stay for the next few days at least. Of course, we all know what goes hand in hand with glorious sunshine, don't we? Yes, a delicious ice cream, or gelato. Here in Leicester, there's some brilliant places serving up these sweet treats, so why not pop into one of these parlours?" Read more at   We love how the Leicester Mercury knows that we make gelato and not ice cream. They are fantastic supporters of small local business in the city and always try to get the...
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Gelato Village named the Best Dessert Parlour in the Midlands
June 25, 2019

Leicester’s Gelato Village named the best dessert parlour in the Midlands

Independent Leicester city centre business Gelato Village has scooped the title of best dessert parlour in the entire Midlands. The St Martin's Square eatery received the accolade at the 2019 Midlands Food Drink and Hospitality Awards, which were held in Birmingham last night.   Hailing from Turin in Italy, the pair create authentic Italian gelato, with a unique sense of place. Leicestershire produce used at Gelato Village includes milk from Vine Farm Dairy and honey from The Bee Farmer. Gelato varieties which give a nod to Leicester's heritage include Alice Hawkins (lavender and white chocolate) and Richard III (fruits of the forest with homemade rose...
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Bees swarming outside Gelato Village
June 22, 2019

Watch swarm of hundreds of bees!

Bees turned us into an Enviro crime scene this week! The insects decided to swarm on the tree outside Gelato Village. They must have heard how good our award winning Bee Happy gelato is. The swarm was quickly and kindly relocated by the Council, but it still made the paper in the interim! It did give us a chance to experiment with a new seating arrangement by the side door though. They were in more danger located in the city centre. We're glad it was resolved quickly. It's good that we have more bees around. But not out the front...
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mango gelato is a seasonal favourite at Gelato Village
June 21, 2019

Mango season has arrived!

The most eagerly awaited part of the year has arrived at Gelato Village. Mango season is here! Each year, our most popular recipes are Mango Lassi gelato and Mango sorbetto. Customers ask for them throughout the year. But fresh, high quality mangoes are only available for a short period in the summer. That precious few weeks has arrived for 2019. As usual, we are bringing a variety of Kesar mango from India and Honey mango from Pakistan in store to craft into fresh gelato. Keep an eye on the board as which mango we are currently using will be detailed...
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April 22, 2019

Why Gelato Village has given its staff a day off for Bank Holiday Monday

It's pretty standard to see a queue of people eager for gelato in St Martin's Square on a sunny day. But if you were planning a trip to Gelato Village today to fill your hot weather treat craving you might be surprised to hear it is closed. A sunny day is guaranteed to bring a crowd of gelato lovers but the business has decided to put its staff first and give them bank holiday Monday off. The gelato business, which opened in 2014, will not re-open until 11am tomorrow to give its staff a well-earned rest. Informing customers on Twitter,...
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