Uno Gelato Opens at YVR

Vancouver farm-to-cone gelateria scoops 4th storefront in under 1 year

Uno Gelato, YVR Summer Solstice pre-launch tasting June 21, 2019

Uno Gelato, YVR Summer Solstice pre-launch tasting June 21, 2019

VANCOUVER BC, JUNE 25, 2019 – Uno Gelato is thrilled to announce the opening of its newest location at Vancouver International Airport on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. The opening follows closely on the heels of the successful opening at the Vancouver Convention Centre last month. The original Kitsilano location debuted in August 2018, followed shortly thereafter by the opening at Stamps Landing in False Creek. Uno Gelato makes gelato in the traditional Italian handcrafted method embracing a “farm-to-cone” philosophy utilizing the best natural ingredients, sourced locally whenever possible. The company has partnered with Avalon Dairy in the Fraser Valley for its organic milk, Tesfa Farms in Langley for water buffalo milk, and Sweet Tree Ventures in Quesnel for BC birch syrup - a natural sweetener, to name a few of their regional producers.

“We’re delighted with the tremendous popularity of Uno Gelato’s farm-to-cone approach to handcrafted gelato. Its highly labour intensive given that we make every batch from scratch with no premixes. It’s this care and attention, combined with the very best local ingredients available that create the sublime melt in your mouth creaminess that everyone expects from Uno Gelato,” said Mike Raffan co-founder and Managing Partner of Uno Gelato. “As a BC owned and operated small business, we’re honoured to be chosen by YVR to be their first frozen treat commissary and excited to serve our ultra premium gelato to YVR’s family of employees and to their 26 million annual travelers.”

“We’re fortunate to have such an abundance of farms and artisan producers nearby to source the natural ingredients that go into every serving of our gelato,” said Andrés Bermudez, Maestro, Uno Gelato. “Each microbatch of gelato is handmade and is only 6 litres in size, which enables us to be very creative with our offerings. We are able try fun, new flavours as the seasons change, which means we always have something new and interesting for gelato enthusiasts to come back and try!”

Uno Gelato currently has up to 25 flavours, with seasonal selections such as Strawberry Fresca available as different fruit ripens locally. The company signed partnerships this spring with the Vancouver Aquarium for a unique Vanilla Kelp flavour, and with the Westin Bayshore for its most popular selections of Salted Caramel, Very Cherry, and Midnight Chocolate - a vegan option crafted with Guittard's black cocoa and 99% cocoa from Valhrona. Trained by a world champion gelato Maestro, Andrés Bermudez is the former Maestro at Bella Gelato in Vancouver and at La Gelateria Parmalat in Miami Beach.


At Uno Gelato you will experience the sublime flavours of true artisan, handcrafted gelato, created and produced by an amazingly talented team of local craftsmen and women. You won’t find bubblegum flavoured gelato, but you will find year-round favourites as well as seasonal creations using the very best natural ingredients available. From Vancouver Island Sea Salt to Avalon Dairy organic milk and the freshest local fruits and herbs, Uno Gelato is a sensory experience you won’t forget.
Uno Gelato...Simply Divine.

Media Contact:
Lori Pike-Raffan / 604-808-6655

Vancouver: Kitsilano - 2579 West Broadway • False Creek - 601 Stamps Landing • Vancouver Convention Centre - 1055 Canada Place Richmond: YVR Airport - International Terminal

High resolution photos available upon request

Peter Irving