I live in busy Kits Point in Kitsilano (Vancouver), and in the summer it gets rather hot and crowded with all the visitors coming to the beach. Now, when it’s summer and you’re going to the beach often the next thing that comes to mind is ice-cream, or in this case, gelato.
On Yew St, very close to kits beach is Paradiso Italian Gelato. They are a gelato place perfect for summers in Kitsilano. Locally placed, friendly and fast service with taste tests, it is very convenient. Inside the store is slightly less comfortable with mismatching chairs and slightly wobbly tables, Dr. Seuss would approve, but if you’re getting ice-cream I figure you are going to take it down to the beach anyways so it has never bothered me. Plus, on top of all that the gelato itself is delicious! They have two display cases, one of them is straight up gelato with lots of flavor options ranging from chocolate and Ferrero Roche to melon and bubble gum. The other case is only sorbet, with just as many flavors for the non-dairy eating folk. Overall it is a fast, convenient and yummy place to get the perfect summer treat.