Best Ice-Cream and Gelato Delivery in Melbourne

Updated January 21st, 2022


After what felt like the strangest year ever (second only to the year before it), things are still a little bit off. But the sun is mostly shining, the air feels light and our attention should be firmly fixed on the kings of warm weather treats: ice-cream and gelato (they’re not exactly the same thing).

Though we're not in lockdown; we’re home a lot more than we want to be. Fortunately, ice-cream places have been doing this takeaway thing for ages now (cones and cups, anyone?) and many have gracefully added delivery to their service. These are the best.

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  • This renowned Lygon Street gelateria has been delivering since well before the pandemic. When you order, you can even get some of the brand’s signature melted Nutella. If you’re missing that queue, here’s how to replicate it: put on some Italo-disco music and stare at your gelato for 20 minutes before you allow yourself to eat it. Sorted.

  • Piccolina’s locations throughout the city are delivering via Uber Eats, including Collingwood, Hawthorn and more. This gelato is revered for a reason, but keep an eye out for the excellent range of cakes and other treats on offer too.

  • This retro ice-creamery is more steeped in kitschy Australiana than a Golden Gaytime ad from the ’70s. Alongside your ice-cream, be sure to add on a serve of hot chips (for dipping). You can find it on Uber Eats for delivery, or pre-order for pickup here.

  • In addition to its full line-up of flavours, this Carlton gelateria also has a great roster of choc-tops and some heavy-hitting ice-cream cakes. The Bombe Alaska here packs just the kind of over-the-top energy we need for a night on the couch watching tennis. Order on Uber Eats.

  • Luther’s does half-litre “mystery tubs” and we are intrigued. But certainly not scared – when you’re playing gelato roulette with flavours such as early grey and milk chocolate, butterscotch ripple and banoffee, it’s a risk worth taking. Order here.

  • Bico is keeping it simple with gelato delivered by the litre or half-litre. That’s about it. If you’re feeling jazzy, add some waffle cones. Find it on Uber Eats.

  • Here, traditional techniques (occasionally) meet experimental flavours. No need to worry if you’re just after the classics though – they’re here as well. Half, whole or 1.5 litre tubs of the good stuff are available on Uber Eats. But we say, go for the DIY gelato kit with six cones and two chocolate fudge shots for $30 – it’s more bang for your buck.

  • In addition to oodles of gelato flavours, this Doncaster East gelateria has one of the best ranges of semifreddos in Melbourne. The tiramisu and tartufo both look great, but our eyes are set squarely upon the Meno Rocher: a giant, gelato-filled take on a Ferrero Rocher. Find Meno Zero on Uber Eats.

  • Dondurma is a type of stretchy, Turkish ice-cream – and it’s pretty hard to find in Melbourne. Cuppa Turca specialises in the stuff. If you want a break from gelato but still want to scratch that sweet, frozen itch, this is your pick. There’s also colourful Turkish delights and shatteringly crisp baklava, all available on Uber Eats

  • The gelato-focused spin-off 400 Gradi is on Uber Eats and has an ample roster of classic flavours to choose from. Add some petit fours to your cart while you’re at it.

  • This gelateria (originally named for the Willy Wonka character Augustus Gloop, who knew a thing or two about sweets) is delivering on all of the major apps. There are a ton of flavours on offer, as well as an extensive milkshake selection. Order here.

  • Order a tub or two from this long-standing bayside favourite. Flavour-wise, the usual suspects are all available for delivery. If you’re after something a little extra, Davey’s elaborate ice-cream cakes are truly spectacular – but they’re only available for pickup.