Friday I decided to grab a treat for myself and decided something cool was in order. I visited Pure Gelato (71 William Street, Ottawa) in the Byward Market in the afternoon.
This Pure Gelato location is paired up with a Sugar Mountain candy. This means not only can Ottawa tourists obtain their hotel room sugar supply but also indulge in a frozen treat which is especially enjoyed on a warm summer day.
This being a cool April day, I was the only one overlooking the vast glass display cases of flavours of gelato. I perused gradually eliminating flavours while the friendly employee behind the counter smiled and said if I had any questions, wished to taste or order she would be more than happy to help. I narrowed down my options to one and decided to order.
The Order: 1 scoop of Peanut Butter Skor
The employee scooped up the gelatoey goodness and handed me the cone. $4.99 later I was on my way out the door.
One of the great things about the Byward Market area is there is so much to look at. With gelato cone in hand I headed northwards into the market. In this area of Ottawa, especially during the summer, it is quite active with tourists, buskers, local artisans and farmers sharing their wares. Thus it is a great spot to browse while enjoying a frozen treat or other nosh from the many nearby sandwich, coffee or gelato shops.
The Peanut Butter Skor Gelato was excellent. The peanut butter was quite evident with a hint of the chocolate taste from the Skor. Pretty darn good treat tastewise but at $4.99 including taxes for a single scoop a little on the pricey side.
Overall, Pure Gelato is in a good spot to take advantage of the tourist traffic walking by as well as a special treat. At $4.99 for a single scoop though it is a little pricey to take the entire family too. But with at least thirty flavours to choose from coupled with almost a warehouse worth of candies at the partnered candy store, it is pretty hard not to walk in the front door.
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