Uli’s Gelato reinforces our belief that good coffee and gelato are made for one another. Whether you’re looking for classic flavors like chocolate and pistachio or original favorites like poblano and coconut lemongrass, this contemporary, Italian-chic spot is your downtown go-to for artisanal gelato.<br /> <br />
When owner Uli Nasibova traded in her finance career for frozen treats in 2014, no one could stop raving about her Speculoos flavor, infused with crushed, caramelized bits of the beloved Belgian spice cookies. It’s been eight years since she opened her first location (formerly known as Gelateria Uli) in Downtown LA’s Spring Arcade—often credited with helping usher in the area’s renaissance—and we’ve discovered that the rest of her made-on-site, silky-soft gelatos and sorbets are just as delicious. Profiles like Hibiscus Agua Fresca and Black Sesame are inspired by the city’s diverse communities; Strawberry Balsamic and Meyer Lemon Sorbet represent the region’s seasonal produce; and Stracciatella and Pistachio pay homage to classic Italian gelatos. While her downtown store is temporarily closed for a remodel, her West 3rd outpost is still scooping.