Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Carlton's top 3 frozen dessert venues | Win an ‘Ultimate Northside Experience’ | Win a $50 voucher from 400 Gradi

Gastrology have teamed up with hockingstuart to celebrate the inner-north suburbs of Melbourne (from North Melbourne, Carlton, Brunswick, Northcote and everything in between).

hockingstuart are on a mission to celebrate everything unique and wonderful about the north, including its amazing restaurants and food offering.
To celebrate the north, we have compiled a list of our top 3 favourite frozen dessert options (not in any order - they are equal favourites!) in wonderful Carlton.

1. Helados Jauja

Location: 254 Lygon Street, Carlton
Phone: 03 9041 2927
Helados Jauja is winning Melbourne over one scoop at a time by serving delicious, authentic and unique artisan ice creams and sorbets - all meticulously handmade using real ingredients. That means no artificial flavouring, colouring, or gelatine.
Our favourites include the Mango sorbet, Durian (strictly for Durian lovers ONLY), Yerba Mate and the Walnut dulce de leche. 

Helados Jauja’s ice-cream is all about perfecting the basics. The quality ingredients matched with hard work means the results speak for themselves - texturely perfect ice creams with beautiful flavour combinations. The passion for artistic expression using quality ingredients can be tasted in their ice cream. Each flavour is made with love, dedication and artisanship.


2. Yo-Chi
Location: 194 Faraday Street, Carlton
Phone: 03 9347 7130
Yo-Chi is a delicious frozen yogurt outlet that has now opened a new store in Carlton. Frozen yogurt has become increasingly popular and it is no surprise why - 98% fat-free with active cultures and probiotics, what’s not to love? 
Yo-Chi is all about self-service. All you do is: 
  1. Select the yogurt of your choice and help yourself to as much or as little as you like. 
  2. Head towards the counter where you can top your yogurt with fruit and a variety of other delicious toppings. 
  3. Your yogurt and toppings are weighed and you are charged by weight (it costs $2.90 per 100 grams, regardless of which yogurt or toppings you choose). 

You get to choose exactly what goes into your yogurt, which means you can choose your favourite things in the proportions you like – brilliant!
There are more than 22 toppings to choose from, including gorgeous treats like halva, crumble and chocolate-covered goji berries. There are also non-dairy yogurts on offer which are great for those who are lactose-intolerant. 
Yo-Chi Frozen Yogurt on Urbanspoon

3. Pidapipó
Location: 222 Faraday Street Carlton, Melbourne
Phone: 0422 004 750

Pidapipó has a menu which boasts an array of exciting and delicious flavours including traditional flavours such as hazelnut, pistachio (our personal favourite), fior di latte and gianduja; and some other more interesting (and equally delicious) flavours like yuzu and vietnamese mint and pinacolada.

Pidapipó's  gelato's amazing texture and taste is testament to the perfectly balanced base that is used to make each flavour. 
Each element is meticulously measured, pasteurized on site and left to rest over night. In the cold of the fridge the ingredients bind, creating a distinctively smooth, dense texture. Finally, fresh fruit and raw ingredients are measured with precision to create unity and balance, just before being churned, frozen and served. 


Win an ‘Ultimate Northside Experience’
hockingstuart is giving you an opportunity to win an ‘Ultimate Northside Experience’ valued at over $4,000 on their facebook page. This includes a dining pass for two to Cutler & Co and Moon Under Water, a private master class for five at Black Pearl, a 12 month full membership to all Yarra Leisure Centre facilities including Fitzroy Pool and gym, and two beautiful stools from Great Dane Furniture. The competition is running until the 1st week of May so be quick! Enter here.


Win a $50 voucher from 400 Gradi
Gastrology has teamed up with hockingstuart to give away a $50 voucher from iconic pizzeria, 400 Gradi to one of our lucky readers!

How to enter 

All you have to do, is: 
  • Follow us on twitter (if you have not already) 
  • Send us an email answering “What is your favourite underrated inner-north* suburb restaurant and why?” 
The best entry, as judged by the Gastrology team, will win a $50 voucher from 400 Gradi.

The competition will run until 8:00pm Tuesday the 29th of April 2014 (winner to be announced on this post on Wednesday 30th of April 2014). 

The fine print: 

Only entries made using a valid email address are eligible. Your email address will not be published. This competition is a game is of skill not chance. This giveaway is open to readers in Australia only. Prize is not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash. The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner.

*Carlton, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, North Melbourne, Parkville, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Fairfield, Northcote, Thornbury, Westgarth

[30/04/2014] Announcement: Winner of the $50 voucher from 400 Gradi 

Thank you to everyone who entered!

The winner is…

Alannah K. M. with the following entry:
“My favourite underrated inner-north restaurant is Afghan Gallery in Fitzroy. The food served is authentic Middle Eastern cuisine which is always bursting with flavour. I love how it is always very easy to get a table and that it is BYO! Great for a banquet with friends or an intimate dinner with my boyfriend (with my favourite bottle of red). The service is great and they're always super friendly.” 
… Congratulations, the winner will be contacted via email.

Competition Now Closed. 

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