The ice creams and sorbets here are made fresh, on-site, each day from quality ingredients, and they’re some of the best in Paris. That’s no surprise given that Emmanuel Ryon is a Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) glacier, a title that indicates outstanding achievement in an artisanal trade. There are creative surprises like blackcurrant with cinnamon and mint, the shockingly good carrot with orange and ginger sorbet, or Medovick, a flavor inspired by the Russian buckwheat cake sweetened with honey and Ryon’s background as the chef pâtissier at Café Pouchkine. Vanilla here isn’t boring and comes in three varieties, as does the chocolate, and both classics are available in ice cream flights. It’s a glace to rival Berthillon and, unlike Berthillon, it stays open late on the weekends and in August when you need it most.
Glazed started out as an ice cream delivery service and food truck and, thankfully, have finally branched out into their own retail space in Pigalle. Cheeky names like “Pussy Griottes” (sour cherry with bits of cassis), “Cococaine” (coconut with pomelo) or “Black Sugar Sex Magic” (chocolate with wasabi and ginger) make it clear that this isn’t your average ice cream shop. A seemingly basic flavor like raspberry sorbet is laced with sumac, while peach is paired with miso. Not all the experimentation pays off though, as the texture is sometimes a little off, but it’s nice to find an ice cream shop with personality.
— Catherine Down, September 2015
All of the ice cream shops in our listings, by arrondissement.
If you have only one ice cream cone in Paris, make sure it comes from Berthillon, the long-standing grande dame of glaces. The tea salon is worth a visit, too.
A frozen yogurt shop with seasonal kiosks popping up all over Paris.
Raimo is one of the oldest ice cream shops in Paris, and one of the best. Now with locations in the 5th and 4th, along with the original shop and tea salon in the 12th.
Grom uses only the best ingredients, from Italy and elsewhere (Sfusato lemons, Pizzuta almonds, Syrian pistachios, Venezuelan chocolate) to make their world class gelato.
Head to Pozzetto for seriously good gelato, made daily in small batches. And for an added bonus, some of the best espresso in Paris. Two locations - zoom and click on the map for details.
This Argentian restaurant and traiteur specializes in empanadas and helado -- ice cream.
The gelato comes in many colors at Deliziefollie, including some not found in nature. Two locations.
Your choice of flavors will be formed into a rose shape at this popular gelato shop. Two locations.
This charming shop near Le Bon Marché has been spinning ice creams and sorbets since 1982. A menu of savory crêpes is also available in the small dining room, should you feel the need to have a more balanced diet.
The best of Normandy's lactic bounty is put to good use at this ice cream shop, the Paris outpost of a Deauville classic.
Not to be confused with the guy with several restaurants on rue Sainte Dominique, this Christian Constant is a chocolatier and full-service traiteur. In warm months, this is a good shop for ice cream; the glaces here are freshly made, with no stabilizers or additives.
At this wild pâtisserie/boulangerie, you'll find multicolored marshmallows, square-shaped tarts, and a baba that receives its dose of rum from a hypodermic needle.
Cinnamon, litchi, rose, mint tea, and Bulgarian yogurt are among the flavors you might find at this artisanal ice cream maker in the 17th.
Caramella's artisanal gelato is yet another reason for food lovers to visit rue des Martyrs.