VA, Charlottesville – Splendora’s Gelato Cafe: Vegan Sorbetto and Cupcakes


Splendora’s Gelato Cafe is a little ice cream and bakeshop located in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall. Their gelato is loaded with dairy, but their sorbettos come highly recommended. And they share the following on their website:

Splendora’s sorbetto is made with fruit puree, sugar, and water (no dairy). An average 4 oz serving of sorbet contains less than 1 gram of fat, about 120 calories, and 30 grams of carbohydrates (including about 3 grams of dietary fiber!)

Splendora's Gelato Cafe in Charlottesville for Sorbetto and Vegan Cupcakes

We’ve also heard rumor that they have a dairy-free, fruit-free chocolate sorbetto AND they serve vegan baked goodies! You can usually find vegan cupcakes, muffins, or other egg-free, dairy-free treats at Splendora’s. They even have gluten-free cupcakes sometimes. Some of the vegan cupcake flavors they bake up include Thai tea, chocolate peppermint, vanilla cranberry orange, matcha lemon, gingerbread cinnamon, and chocolate coffee.

And we’re betting they have at least one dairy-free milk beverage option for their coffee drinks. But you will need to go check it out for yourself!

Splendora's Gelato Cafe in Charlottesville for Sorbetto and Vegan Cupcakes

Where to Find Splendora’s Gelato Cafe

Location:  317 East Main Street, Charlottesville, VA

Phone: (434) 296-8555


About Author

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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