A brick and mortar location for black-owned gelato company Cloud Cups is coming to Fishtown.
The grand opening happens at 4:00p.m on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 with a free giveaway of two scoops of gelato/sorbet to the first 150 guests each night.
The new scoop shop is located next to Pizza Brain and the world’s first Pizza Museum at 2311 Frankford Avenue. Cloud Cups shares a dining room and a unique outdoor patio and courtyard with Pizza Brain.
The menu will feature handmade artisanal gelato and sorbet with 12 flavors at any one time from the menu of over 90 year-round flavors. Some flavors to expect are cookies and cream, pistachio, frosted flakes, limoncello, lemon, salted caramel, and mango. Seasonal flavors for the summer will include strawberry rhubarb, virgin mojito, blueberry lemonade, watermelon, blackberry, blueberry mascarpone, cherry stracciatella, cherry, and hazelnut.
Cloud Cups will also be debuting the Cloud-Nini with a choice of gelato or sorbet nestled inside a freshly baked pastry. The menu will also include an assortment of additional flavors by the pint, gelato, and sorbet milkshakes and beverages, gelato and sorbet flights, gelato and sorbet floats, other beverages and additional menu items on the way.
“I am so thankful and honored to be able to open my first-ever scoop shop in one of the hottest food neighborhoods in Philadelphia,” said Galen. “Since my early days of festivals, fairs and food truck events, I am finally able to call this my first home and welcome my first official guests. The demand for our gelato and sorbet has risen over the pandemic, and this is a dream come true. I partnered with Pizza Brain to use their space in my early years and this lets our guests have the best of both world’s amazing pizza and pies plus now a smooth creamy treat for dessert. This is our first scoop shop – but stay tuned as I am working on some exciting surprises for the summer and beyond. Please come say hi this weekend and let us show you what our artisanal gelato is all about.”
Cloud Cups is owned and operated by founder Galen Thomas, along with partners Kolade Oronti and Drew Posey. Thomas attended Frozen Dessert University in North Carolina and The Carpigiani Gelato University in Illinois. He founded the business officially in 2018 – and has continued to grow and expand first with mobile sales, his mobile gelato cart and now his first scoop shop. After the scoop shop is underway he will then pursue farmers’ markets, larger scale festivals, catering, weddings and special events.
For more about Cloud Cups follow @cloudcupsgelato on Instagram and visit https://thecloudcupscompany.com/.