Best ice cream and gelato. I have tried many flavors and the best is burnt marshmallow. Get there early because the line ups go out the door on nice sunny days.
I also came across Ed's Real Scoop at the Beaches Jazz Festival. This place is owned by Ed, and all of his stuff is homemade without the artificial colours and chemicals that you may find in regular ice cream shops.
When I went this place was extremely busy.... the line was going all the way out onto the street! What I like is that they have seasonal flavours that come out periodically throughout the year. When I was there they had their famous Pumpkin flavour ice cream. They also make their own waffle cones (you can smell them coming up the street) and you can see them making them in the store window as well.
You will pay more than usual for ice cream at Ed's but I think that it's so worth it. Next time I am in the beaches area I would definitely come here again!
Ed's Real Scoop is located at 2224 Queen St. East, Toronto ON. I had previously found this place while walking along Queen's St. during the Beaches Jazz Festival a few years ago and found it again this year and was very excited! The gelato is awesome! I had dark chocolate and raspberry and the raspberry was so full of flavour. It's $1.20 more for a waffle cone but the waffle cone is made fresh right in the store in a waffle maker and you can see them making it by the window.
I don't remember the prices that well but I got a medium in a waffle cone and my friend got a small in a cup and that came to about $11.
This place also has ice cream but I haven't tried it, just the gelato.
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