Ireland as a whole is in the middle of the best start to a Summer in a very long time. Galway, in particular, is one of the nicest places to be in the country on a Summer’s day. As we’re not used to this kind of weather, we need to make sure we keep cool. Sales of ice-cream are expected to skyrocket with long queues in some outlets across the city. We’ve put together a list of 5 places to get the best ice-cream in the city which has been recommended by our readers. They are (in no particular order);
1. Gino’s Gelato
When we said they were in no particular order, the cream has indeed risen to the top here. Gino’s Gelato is busy all year round, no matter what season. Situated at the very top of shop street, it’s in a prime location for passers-by. What attracts people here though is its mouthwatering selection.
No trip to Galway is complete without a visit to Gino’s
2. Hunky Moos
If you’re looking for something a little healthier, look no further than Hunky Moos. They’re specialists in making Froyos (frozen yogurt) and once and for all prove that great taste doesn’t require a sugar and fat overload.
You’ll find these guys on Abbeygate Street just up from AIB. If you’re that way inclined, they’ll even throw in a scoop or two of whey protein for you!
Need I say more?
Heading outside of the city now, Capones may be known more for their Pizza’s than anything else, however, their desserts speak for themselves. They won’t break the bank either so if you’re looking for something a little bit fancier and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of the city, Capones is for you.
4. The Creamery
Let’s face it, if we did a list of the best places to get ice-cream and didn’t include The Creamery, we would look like idiots. Salthill’s finest, if you’re planning on walking the prom, a stop off at The Creamery can improve anyone’s mood.
They take the simpler approach to some of the others listed here, focusing on the basics which they get right every single time.
5. Murphys Ice Cream
The new kid on the block when it comes to this list, Murphys is still at the early stages of its lifetime in Galway but it’s already a firm favourite. You’ll find a unique blend of offerings here which their very friendly staff are more than willing to let you try out first.
Now don’t get me wrong, there are a whole host of other venues worth popping into but these were the choices that got suggested to us by the most people. Got another suggestion? Feel free to post it in the comments below #GalwayGrub