Houston’s hottest months haven’t hit just yet, but the weather is always nice enough in Texas to crave ice cream year round. The arrival of Dolce Neve, which opened last week in the Heights, brings Austin’s favorite gelato to Space City just in time for the crowds to die down before summer.
The Austin-based gelateria first opened its doors in 2014, and its arrival in Houston at 4721 North Main Street is Dolce Neve’s (Italian for “sweet snow”) first-ever expansion. The sweet shop’s owners were enticed by Dolce Neve superfan and Greenway Coffee guru David Buehrer, who operates Morningstar Coffee & Donuts just a quick walk away from the new gelato shop.
Dolce Neve serves 18 different flavors of gelato every day, ranging from standbys like Madagascar vanilla and 70% dark chocolate to a vegan ice cream made with coconut milk and blackberry jam. The gelato can be scooped between two cookies to make a sandwich, or served in a crispy waffle cone.
Before you head to Dolce Neve for a scoop of something sweet, step inside Houston’s newest gelateria courtesy of Eater photographer Ellie Sharp.