Top Picks... Ice-Cream
Got a sweet tooth for the frozen variety? Chi-town is churning with ent-icing treats and LUXE has got the scoop on the city’s most lickalicious pitstops...
Parisian import Amorino, famed for their (nearly) too-pretty-to-eat rose-shaped sorbet creations, have a Chicago outpost where you can wrap your lips around heavenly flower-esque flaves. Or visit the wacky but wonderful geniuses at Black Dog Gelateria, who are renowned for trippy tasty combos like Goats Cheese Cashew Caramel, and Chocolate Banana Curry – open minds, people!
For something a tad more trad, head to walk-up window operation Bombobar from the folks behind Siena Tavern. Beyond their namesake Italian donuts, they also make gelato just like-a Nonna used to, and classic shaved granitas – which you can spike, if you’re having that kind of day.
Paying tribute to the Windy City’s celtic lineage is Cone Gourmet with creamy concoctions like stout, soda bread, lucky charms and other kermit-hued treats served in a cone or as a sundae. Then, for respite from scooped sweets, there’s Scooter’s Frozen Custard – a local stalwart where you can watch farm -resh ingreds churned out of the soft-server right before your eyes. Get lickin’!
Amorino / 838 N State St / Near North Side / +1 312 266 7466 / noon-11pm daily / + branch / amorino.com
Black Dog Gelato / 859 N Damen Ave / West Town / +1 773 235 3116 / noon-11pm Sun-Thu, until midnight Fri-Sat / + branch / blackdogchicago.com
Bombobar / 832 W Randolph St / Near West Side / +1 312 492 7775 / 8am-11pm daily / barsiena.com
Cone Gourmet / 1047 W Madison St / Near West Town / +1 312 666 5111 / 11am-10pm Mon-Wed & Sun, 11am-11pm Thu-Sat / conechicago.com
Scooter’s Frozen Custard / 1658 W Belmont Ave / Roscoe Village / +1 773 244 6415 / 2pm-10pm Mon-Fri, 1pm-10pm Sat, 1pm-9pm Sun / scootersfrozencustard.com