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Pine Nut

Publican Quality Meats

$9. 825 W. Fulton Market

Leigh Omilinsky’s inventive gelati, made at sister spot Nico Osteria, can be scooped up by the pint from the coolers here. The subtly buttery pine nut version does great things atop a slice of fruit pie.

Black Cherry

Bar Siena

$10. 832 W. Randolph St.

Pop by dessert window BomboBar for pints of intensely flavored gelati, like this bubblegum-pink confection studded with massive black cherries. (It pairs well with the filled doughnuts the stand also sells.)



$7. Order online at

For when you really need gelato but can’t bear the inconvenience of leaving your couch, Balena delivers three classic flavors—the best is the silky pistachio, perfumed with plenty of roasty notes.


Americano 2211

$2.95 for quarter pint, $5.50 for half pint. 2211 W. North Ave.

“Gianduja” is just a fancy term for chocolate spiked with hazelnut paste. Eating Nancy Silver’s frozen version feels like you’re sneaking a spoonful of Nutella straight from the jar.