Black Dog Gelato

Black Dog Gelato is named after a dog and inspired by a true love for gelato.

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Black Dog Gelato is named after a dog and is inspired by a genuine love for gelato.

In 2007, Jessica Oloroso, a Chicago native, left her post as Pastry Chef at Stephanie Izard’s Scylla. Armed with tons of inspiration, she rented space in a shared kitchen and began crafting her recipes. In 2010, she opened her first scoop shop in Chicago’s Ukrainian Village. Chef Jessie has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Unique Sweets and FYI Network’s Food Porn. Her gelato has been listed in numerous “Best of” lists locally and nationally.

In addition to our Ukrainian Village shop on Damen, gelato lovers can also find us in Chicago’s West Loop, located at 1012 West Lake Street near Fulton Market and Randolph’s Restaurant Row, and Logan Square at 2662 N Sawyer Ave.

Favorite dessert (to eat AND make):

Favorite Black Dog Gelato flavors:
To eat: Mint Cookie or Chocolate
Most proud of: Sesame Fig Chocolate Chip

Favorite Chicago neighborhoods:
Rogers Park
Ukrainian Village
West Loop
Logan Square


The Black Dog Gelato catering team serves our artisanal, hand-crafted gelato and sorbet daily in our West Loop kitchen.
We include dairy-free and gluten-free flavor options! We’d love to cater your next event, wedding, or corporate party.

*Please note that we need at least 72 business hours’ notice for all catering orders. Inquire for minimums.