While everyone else spends their lunch hour in line at the new Pinkberry location on 16th Street and Glenarm Place, zip inside Amore Gelato for a scoop of silky gelato. The locally owned shop, which is located at 16th and Welton streets, also dishes up soft-serve frozen yogurt and refreshing sorbets.

But it’s the gelato that has me going back. Creamy and light (gelato is lower in fat than traditional ice cream), Amore’s offerings are the best I’ve had outside of Italy. Flavors are made daily, and they change regularly. Given the chance, don’t miss the nutty, toasted almond or the decadent Mama Mia, sweet cream blended with ribbons of black-cherry purée and chocolate chips.

535 16th St., 303-825-0609