Black Dog GelatoUkrainian Village | Website
After building a name for her brand at the Logan Square Farmers Market and in a number of high-profile local restaurants and specialty grocers, dessert darling Jessie Oloroso began selling her gourmet frozen treats at this Ukrainian Village storefront. She offers gelato and sorbet in flavors both conventional (vanilla bean, milk chocolate, pistachio) and unusual (salted peanut, goat cheese-cashew caramel, roasted red pepper). From the benches out front to the pushcart that roams surrounding neighborhoods, a sense of whimsy and fun infuses the whole operation--but Oloroso is serious about sustainability, using farm-fresh ingredients from local purveyors. Planning a party? Black Dog will set up a station at your soiree or corporate event.