Food Finds: East Oahu
Do you scream for ice cream? If so, get on over to Via Gelato, a little shop nestled in up-and-coming Kaimuki just off Wai‘alae Avenue. Here, they serve up a dozen options daily, featuring a sweet rotation of popular and seasonal flavors highlighting local ingredients.
This ice cream of the crop is the brainchild of local girl, Melissa Bow who initially started Via Gelato as a food truck when she returned to Hawai‘i after traveling to Italy. Bow has allowed her Hawai‘i upbringing to inspire some of the best flavors for her artisanal gelato including liliko‘i lemonade, macadamia nut and kalo haupia. Via Gelato also makes more "traditional" flavors like vanilla bean, strawberry and cookies and cream and offers espresso and sandwiches for those looking for something a little more substantial.
Via Gelato is closed Mondays but open Sundays and Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. But if you want to scoop up a scoop of their popular Frosted Flakes flavor plan to arrive early - they have been known to sell out by late afternoon!