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Gaia Gelato – Authentic Italian Gelato

on July 17, 2018 | By Cherimarie Poulos
Gaia Gelato is authentic Italian gelato from the old country.  Cousins Paola and Christina moved to Carlsbad from Rome with a mission: to craft honest food made from the best ingredients. Christina went to the University of Flavors in Italy to learn how to make gelato.  The Italian are very serious about their food, so they send you to a University to learn.
Everything is homemade fresh ingredients.  If they are making strawberry gelato, they will be using the Carlsbad strawberries from the local fields and the famous Carlsbad Mineral Water.  They also use fresh mint leaves for their mint chocolate chip gelato. They do however get their nuts from Italy, because they say they taste different then the ones they find in the U.S.

Gaia Gelato is located in the Village Faire courtyard, the shop stands out for its Italian-style interior and welcoming team behind the counter. A quick glance at the display case and it’s easy to tell this gelato is the real deal, bright colorful layers of gelato.

While enjoying your gelato, you can watch them make gelato through a large window overlooking the kitchen, there every step of production is on display.  Christina makes over 130 different recipes for gelato, so you can get something different every time you visit.

One of my favorites is the honey lavender gelato. It was just the right balance of sweet and floral, the initial taste is one of the honey with a slight aftertaste of lavender.  Gaia Gelato is a delicious way to speed an afternoon.

Gaia Gelato is also one of Carlsbad Food Tours favorite tasting locations.  Carlsbad Food Tours is a 3 hour guided walking tour of the village with 8 stops at unique eateries, wine tasting and historical presentations. Schedule your tour today at

 Gaia Gelato Location:

Village Fair Shopping Center

300 Carlsbad Village Dr #104

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Cherimarie Poulos

Cheri was born & raised in California. She has lived in San Diego over 20 years, her children were born in the area. She has a strong connection to Carlsbad, in fact one of her daughers was Miss Carlsbad 2005. So she voted herself to be Mrs. Carlsbad. Now the Chief Foodie and Founder of Carlsbad Food Tours! She loves Carlsbad and is happy to share her knowledge about the local history and great eateries in the Carlsbad Village.

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