In the Summer of 2009, I talked my way into a dream job; making gelato under the tutelage of Jon Snyder, a legend in the business and owner of Il Laboratorio del Gelato. The “lab” was a 500 square foot madhouse that supplied the absolute finest product to hundreds of the top restaurants in New York City.
Each time I came back to Atlanta, I brought as much gelato as I could pack so my friends and family could taste some of our delightful creations. The more I brought home, the less I could keep up with the requests and before long I realized something had to be done. Every visit, I began making gelato in my parents’ kitchen. A true southern boy, I could not resist the temptation to play around with the flavors and desserts concepts unique to the South. The response I received was overwhelming; not only were people excited, they felt challenged to offer up unique flavor concepts, which only increased demand. A casual conversation with a long-time friend, and then another, was all it took to put everything in motion.
We launched a food truck in 2011, which allowed us to try out hundreds of flavor combinations on thousands of customers all over the Atlanta area. Most of them were huge hits. Some may never again see the light of day (looking at you, green tea pomegranate sorbet). In 2013 we retired the truck, but we’re doing our best to put all of the favorites into pints in your local grocer’s freezer and we're proud to have opened our first retail store at Ponce City Market!
As we continue to grow, we will remain hard at work following our mission of “hitting the sweet spot” with our products and we hope you join in on the fun. We look forward to serving y’all!
At Honeysuckle Gelato we combine the rich and smooth texture of gelato with the decadent flavors and desserts of the South. Each ounce of gelato and sorbet is made from scratch in our Atlanta facility using the finest and freshest ingredients. We do our best to use local products but are committed to scanning the globe for the highest quality product available.
Our passion and focus on quality allow us to offer the South exactly what we envisioned… a gelato worthy of its decadent culinary roots.
Acts of kindness and giving, no matter how small the gesture, can create ripples of change. We have chosen to do our part by giving back locally to the people in our community. We have proudly partnered with the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to help local families who struggle to get their next meal on the table. 5% of our profits will go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank so no matter where you buy Honeysuckle Gelato, you're making a difference. Hopefully, that will make our treat that much sweeter! Thank you for supporting us and those in need!