blog banner image

life in the square

blog detail image

Cool Off and Chill Out at This Local Ice Cream Shop

August 25, 2020

The dog days of summer are here! Summer 2020 is shaping up to be a bit different than most, with vacation spots closed and restrictions on many of our favorite summer hangouts. If you find yourself hanging around your Chestnut Square apartment looking for a way to beat the heat while still getting out and about for some much-needed change of scenery, take it back to childhood with a trip out for ice cream.

If it’s authenticity you’re after, Gemelli, located three blocks from your Chestnut Square apartment, will do the trick. The gelato shop is the brainchild of a chef born and raised right in Italy, who trained with some of the country’s best culinary minds before bringing his gelato vision to the States—and earning plenty of national and international awards since.

All of Gemelli’s creations are made from local, freshly sourced, seasonal ingredients—so even if you can’t have an entirely guilt-free dessert, you can be proud that your treat is helping you give back to the local community. The shop also prides itself on the handcrafted nature of its dishes, with all caramel, nut butters, topping sauces, and flower and tea infuses made fresh on site.

When it comes to flavors, Gemelli packs a punch. It offers a half-dozen signature flavors, including caramel and pink Himalayan sea salt and Belgium cookie and Stracciatella, as well as Italian classics—like hazelnut and espresso—that rotate weekly. You can also try gourmet and seasonal selections that include ricotta and fig preserve, goat cheese and raspberry jam—all made with Pennsylvania-sourced ingredients. If you want something even lighter, try the seasonal fruit sorbetti or vegan gelato.

It’s tempting to hide out in the air condition of your Chestnut Square apartment, but with all the tasty temptations that West Chester offers, chilling out can also mean getting out and enjoying the exciting offerings of our neighborhood.


12 W. Market St.

West Chester, PA 19382