Paciugo Gelato gave us the Inside Scoop on their Dairy-Fee Options


Don’t let their website fool you. Paciugo Gelato has a wide range of dairy-free flavors. Like many gelato shops, they have a solid selection of rich dairy-free sorbettos. But they also make several creamy vegan varieties with coconut milk, soy milk, and even oat milk. We’re updating this post with all of their current options.

Paciugo Gelato Caffè Dairy-Free and Vegan Menu Guide - creamy gelato, sorbet, smoothies, coffee, and more

How to Order Dairy Free at Paciugo Gelato

Their corporate was kind enough to share the this dairy-free and vegan information with us.

Dairy-Free Sorbet & Plant-Based Gelato

  • Sorbets: All Paciugo Gelato locations serve sorbets in fruit-forward flavors, which are made with a water base. They come in surprisingly creamy flavors like Cantaloupe, Bellini, Margarita, Pineapple Ginger, and Strawberry.
  • Coconut Milk Gelato: It might not be on their website, but according to Paciugo Gelato, they have dairy-free, plant-based, coconut milk gelato at all of their shops. On any given day, you might flavors like Pistachio, Chocolate, Mint, Peanut Butter, Toasted Coconut, Amaretto Black Cherry, Raspberry, or others.
  • Soy Milk Gelato: This was their first vegan line of creamy gelato. The no longer carry it nationwide, but it can still be found in some of their shops. Rumor has it, they’ve had some decadent soy-based, dairy-free flavors like Wedding Cake and Dulce de Leche.
  • Oat Milk Gelato: Right on trend, Paciugo Gelato is testing out dairy-free oat milk gelato at select locations.

Cones Notes: Unfortunately, the cones at Pacuigo Gelato do contain dairy, so you’ll want to order your scoops in a cup.

Other Treats

  • Gelato Pops: The stores often make popsicles from their gelato and sorbets. They typically have dairy-free varieties available.
  • Shakes: Their Cold Brew Shakes are popular with their dairy-free chocolate coconut milk gelato. They can make other dairy-free blends, too!

Dairy-Free Drinks

  • Fruit Smoothies: These are fat-free, dairy-free, and made with their fruit sorbets.
  • Coffee Drinks: Each location offers a selection of dairy-free milk beverages for customizing your coffee drink. Depending on the location, they might have coconut , almond, soy, and/or oat milk beverage.
  • Hot Chocolate: We were told they can also make their hot chocolate dairy-free with one of the dairy-free milk beverages listed above.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Paciugo Gelato Caffè Dairy-Free and Vegan Menu Guide - creamy gelato, sorbet, smoothies, coffee, and more

Where to Find: Paciugo Gelato

They have a heavy concentration of locations in Texas. But you can also find a smattering of Paciugo Gelato shops in California (Southern), Colorado, Nevada (Las Vegas), Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington. See their website below for locations and phone numbers.


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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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