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Monday, January 22, 2007

Gelateria Naia - Berkeley

Gelato! Need I say more? How 'bout I just show you instead? Imagine three cases of this to choose from.

Strawberries, chocolate, blueberry, pumpkin, rose, espresso, oh, too many to list. Gelato is much richer and denser in flavor than ice cream, while also lower in fat. Gelateria Naia makes small artisanal batches every day so everything tastes fresh. They also make sorbetto and soy gelato.

You can get it on a cone, or split the flavors into a small bowl. The smallest size is $3.25, or so if I remember correctly. So a little pricey for the size, but evened out by the high quality of the ingredients. And a perfect cleanser after a sushi dinner.

I chose Asian pear and prickly cactus. The prickly cactus flavor was reminiscent of dragonfruit. The two flavors were so refreshing, it was like biting straight into the fruit. A little too sweet though. I couldn't finish even my tiny bowl.

Gelateria Naia (various locations)
2106 Shattuck Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94704


  1. Stop teasing from up North! ;-)

  2. Bill,
    It's the last one. I'll be back to my regular schedule of home-cooking and SoCal spots you can drive to. :)

  3. Don't for get the clam chowder at the fisherman's wharf! Have one for me please, I miss SF. I don't know how you do it; vacation and bloggin but thanks a lot.

  4. Bill,
    I didn't blog about these places until after I got back. :)

    And forget Fisherman's Wharf, my clam chowder is tons better. http://wanderingchopsticks.blogspot.com/2006/11/new-england-clam-chowder-one-of-things.html

  5. No need to imagine with such tasty pics!

  6. Aw CP,
    And I was thinking my food pictures kinda sucked. Not clear enough.

  7. oh my goddd, WC :PP Yes, I want the sour dough bread bowl with clam chowder or no, wait, I want the lobster bisque toooooooo :P Must be cold there ya ?
    Take care, cheers ! :)

  8. Melting Wok,
    Lobster bisque. I've always felt it's such a waste of lobster meat. And I do love my crustaceans. :)

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