Sichuan pepper and lemon meringue pie are no usual gelato flavours however they are prime real estate for your taste buds, so to speak, at Tasty Towns.
As Rhodes’ very first gelateria, this dessert hub has gone hard on a sweet offering focussed on, but not limited to, all things gelato. Owners Thomas and Wilke van de Ven were inspired by the likes of the cult-Melbourne gelato heaven known as Pidapipo (if you know, you know) in bringing an electric atmosphere and bold flavours to the streets of Sydney. The two even took some time to study at the world’s leading gelato institution Carpigiani Gelato University, set up by the ice cream machine maker Carpigiani back in 2003.
There are some big gelato mixes on the board here, including tubs of the aromatic and cinnamon-brushed Licor 43, a Spanish liqueur named after its 43 different ingredients. Tasty Towns rotates through its more bolder creations every fortnight and you’ll also be able to order up scoops of cremino, milk tea and speculoos on the regular. Next to this, flavours like hazelnut, coffee, taro, matcha, hojicha, black sesame and pistachio will feature on the menu permanently.
Moving on from gelato, you can tickle your taste buds with Tasty Towns’ small-batch sorbet as well, all of which only use fresh fruit and tick the boxes when it comes to being all-natural and vegan-friendly.
Thickshakes, macarons, cookies and hefty gelato sandwiches are elsewhere on the menu too.
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