Hiding in a small shopping center on South Congress Avenue is Gelato Paradiso, one of our favorite spots for gelato in the whole city. Everything is made in-house daily, and it shows. A scoop of pistachio packs in an intense earthiness, and the stracciatella is about as classic as it comes—with a rich, creamy vanilla folded around bitter strands of dark chocolate. Grab an affogato if you need an afternoon pick-me-up, or just grab a two, three, or four scoop bowl and try to successfully finish your gelato before the summer sun does.
photo credit: Nicolai McCrary