If there is one thing that I really miss from living in Italy, it is eating gelato. While I did not eat gelato every day (I didn’t want to gain too much weight), I did eat it quite often, maybe 2 times a week. There are plenty of good gelato stores in Italy, but one chain that is consistently good is Grom.
They have plenty of locations in Milan and all throughout Italy, and they are all good quality. I do not know if it is the best gelato place, but you cannot go wrong with it. My favorite flavor at Grom is the milk flavored gelato, but their pistachio and several other flavors are also good.
I would say that Grom’s gelato is on the lighter side flavor wise, which is good because you don’t feel too heavy after eating it. If you are looking for a richer gelato flavor, the best chain for that is probably Venchi (it is also a chocolate shop).
Ultimately, many gelato shops in Italy are quite good, but there are some that aren’t as good as others. I would say one tip for picking gelato places is to not go to the shops that showcase their gelato through clear screens (and fancy designs). Instead, the gelato that you cannot really see (because they are kept underneath in a cold-contained metal thermos), is normally better. This was a tip that one of my friends told me, and it turned out to be true on most occasions.
Once Italy reopens, I am sure that the gelato shops will be as popular as ever. When they reopen, go to Grom if you want to make sure you have a good gelato.
Grom Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!