So what’s the big deal with gelato anyway; isn’t it just Italian ice cream? No my friend it is not; it has less cream and less fat, which make it lighter in both mouth feel and calories. It also has no air whipped in; most ice cream cartons are half air, which results in softer product that melts much faster. This leads to intense flavors that makes gelato such a prized commodity. There are a few places serving quality gelato around the ATL, but none on wheels…enter the Honey Suckle truck.
The concept was hatched between two long-term friends, Jackson and Wes, and rolled out a few months ago to christen Atlanta’s streets with high quality gelato and unique flavor options; after adding another partner, Khatera, they were ready to roll! Jackson was trained under the tutelage of famous gelato expert Jon Snyder (http://bit.ly/9zsEGj) and has brought those lessons to the forefront of the frozen dessert movement in Atlanta.
They serve a variety of gelatos and sorbets, most of which you can find on their website (http://www.honeysucklegelato.com/), which is kick-ass; it’s probably the most well laid-out and professional website I have seen from a food truck…by far. They like to experiment with ingredients and have signature flavors like ginger molasses, mint julep and chocolate mint sorbet…yes a dairy free chocolate sorbet that’s actually tasty. On the day I visited, I fell in love with the lavender honey and they had a limited offering of a gelato I can only describe as deconstructed moon pie! I inquired about any upcoming BBQ or bacon flavors and they said no…Keep in mind that they don’t always have all the flavors when they are out and about so visit them often for a good variety!
You can find them around town at various ATL Street Food Coalition events and festivals; they also have a more permanent gig at Antico Pizza on Saturday nights. The Honey suckle team is definitely a welcome addition to Atlanta’s blossoming food truck scene and we should all look forward to more creative concoctions coming from their secret lab! For the latest information you can follow them on Twitter (@honeysuckleatl) Facebook, or at the aforementioned website.