Philadelphia’s own Capogiro, a staple since its first shop opened at 13th and Sansom streets in 2002, ranked number one on a list of National Geographic’s top 10 places to across the globe to get ice cream.
Excerpted from National Geographic’s book, “Food Journeys of a Lifetime,” the list ranks based on flavor creativity and ingredient quality. Capogiro’s daily variety of seasonal, locally-sourced, handmade creations beat out soursop and beer-based ice cream served at Kingston, Jamaica’s Devon House (#4), soy chicken and eel ice cream scooped at Ice Cream City in Tokyo, Japan (#6) and even honey and sesame seed gelato in the dish’s home country at Perche No! in Florence, Italy (#10).
The magazine says:
“Made with the freshest ingredients (such as milk from Amish grass-fed cows), the artisan gelatos and sorbettos handcrafted each day at Capogiro Gelato include flavors not seen anywhere else—Madagascar bourbon vanilla, melograno (pomegranate), nocciola Piemonte (hazelnut), Saigon cinnamon, Thai coconut milk (with a dash of rum), and zucca (long-neck pumpkin).”
We would have to agree.