The overwhelming trend of setting up “design” and artisan ice cream parlours seems to have taken hold of Belgrade too. We might be a few years behind compared with the capitals worldwide, but their range is becoming wider here as we speak.
It all started with the ice cream brand called Moritz Eis, founded by an Austrian entrepreneur and a mogul of marketing –Moritz. This small scale producer is based in Serbia and it produces limited quantities of 100% organic ice cream made of local fruits and vegetables. After their promising start, their founder expanded his business and established a chain of ice cream shops in Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Chile and Romania. Moritz Eis offers a wide range of flavors, from traditional ones to mouth watering mixtures such as: dark chocolate and candied fruit jelly, cherry and yoghurt, Viennese mocha, orange and ginger, etc…Ice creams are exquisite in taste and additive-free Prices: 1 flavor 140 dinars, 2 flavors 250 dinars. Location: 9 Vuka Karadžića St , 11000 Beograd
A newly opened parlour Crna ovca (Black sheep) is located in the popular retail district 58 Kralja Petra Street, Crna ovca offers a range of delicious artisan ice creams. One can taste some rich flavors like canduja (chocolate and hazelnut) and then a very quirky one made of kajmak. Alternatively one can pick and choose one of those fruit galore ice lollies. Prices: ice lolly 150 dinars, 2 flavors 260 dinars.
On a similar note, as of recent I have discovered one secluded ice cream parlour at Andrićev Venac Square . Sapore sells Italian ice cream and tasty cakes made of ingredients such as peanuts and olive oil, which are perfect as birthday and wedding gifts. Prices tend to be rather affordable.
True gourmets might also like to visit a new candy shop Mandarina and the already well populated ones Mama’s biscuit house, Bacio , Mali princ as well.
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.