Foodology

La Casa Gelato: 518 Flavours of Gelato

Foodology April 18, 2011 Dessert, Italian, Strathcona, Three Beakers

La Casa Gelato is a tourist destination and is very famous for their 518 + flavours and 218 choices on site. They have been in business for a very long time and I have been going there since I was a little kid. It was always a treat when my parents would take me here. They offer some of the most absurd flavours like – Wasabi, Balsamic Vinegar, Chocolate Chili, and gorgonzola cheese.

With the 218 flavours to choose from, you might spend a bit of time trying out a few flavours until you finally decide what you really want. Since there is usually a lot of traffic, there are no seats.

They have tons of cones in various styles.Their prices of gelato has also increased quite a bit over the years.

You need to get a token before you start ordering your gelato or else they will not serve you.

M ordered the Chocolate Peanut butter Gelato ($4.50). He decided to have it in a cup because he hates the messiness from the cones.

ConsultingGirl ordered the DragonFruit Gelato ($4.50). The flavour is good but she did not like how all our scoops were different sizes. She liked the size and shape of my scoop but was a bit jealous cause mine was bigger. (Look below).

Whats cool about La Casa Gelato is their amount of  asian style gelato such as green tea, durian, mango, sour sop, la dua and the list goes on.

I ordered the Bubblegum Gelato ($4.50). I usually order this because it just reminds me of when I was a kid. It is a bright vibrant blue and has a subtle flavour of fruity bubble gum. It tastes great but one of the biggest downsides of this gelato is the abundance of food coloring in this gelato. Your tongue and lips immediately turn blue. Since there is so much food color…..what goes in must come out…if you know what I mean. If you don’t want remnants of blue lips the next day, avoid this.

Overall, after many years, I have found the quality has decreased, prices have risen, and the amount of flavours keep climbing. With their booming success, it is not a surprise. Since there is a large amount of traffic, the staff are not always the most friendly looking. They just seem to have a grumpy look on their faces.

One thing I can say is that it’s a cool novelty in Vancouver.When do you ever get to tell your friends you tried eating garlic gelato or some other crazy concoction.

Words of Wisdom:

  • Chocolate Chili is insane! Taste like chocolate and BAM spicy!
  • Always fun to try the most messed up flavours
  • Usually packed with locals and tourists
  • Parking lot usually full at peak hours

We Rate La Casa Gelato:

Address:

1033 Venables St
Vancouver, BC

Website:
www.lacasagelato.com
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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.