After the unfortunate events of the past week within Southern Alberta, it was a nice change to experience a heat wave going through the area (especially for those that are still cleaning out their homes and businesses). Most Calgarians are trying to cope with this warmer weather, since we’re not used to this unexpected humidity, especially mid 30s temperature quite so early in the summer! Lucky for us, there are many great establishments in and around the city that serve amazing treats to help cool us down, including the newly opened Fiasco Gelato located at the Bridgeland Market.
I’ve visited the market several times before to pick up certain specialty items or stopped by for a coffee. So it was great to see the renovations to the market allowing it to accommodate the new gelateria. From the whimsical hand drawn menu on the wall to the funky art deco photo frames hanging nearby, it really seemed to brighten up the space. What was even more incredible was when I found out that they did everything within a week!
I’m a huge ice cream, gelato, froyo fan (basically any frozen treat really), so I couldn’t wait to taste all the flavours that they offered. Some of my favorites were the Salted Hazelnut, Strawberry Balsamic and Toasted Coconut. There were so many delightful flavours it was hard not wanting to order them all. They also serve handmade waffle cones, specifically at this location only! The waffle batter has hints of cinnamon, which lingers in the air making the space smell incredible. If that wasn’t enough, they also have a chocolate fountain which is used to hand dip each and every waffle cone in decadent milk chocolate.
So if you find yourself melting in the heat, be sure to drop by the market in Bridgeland! Great for kids, but also perfect for those who are looking to satisfy the kid in themselves!
1104 1 Ave NE