We went to the Lush Gelato off Piedmont today and were psyched to see a sign up announcing a new location on Shattuck (in the Gourmet Ghetto, near Cheeseboard) that apparently just opened yesterday. Don't see anything about it on the Web as of yet, so if anyone has the exact address and other details, please do post them here.
According to the girl we talked to, the new shop will boast 24 flavors daily, and they'll be serving some other items like espresso and paninis as well.
At the old shop, the four of us sampled an array of flavors, all excellent as usual. Some standouts that were new to me were the gianduja (chocolate hazelnut) gelato and the Meyer lemon sorbetto. Old standbys dulce de leche and creme fraiche were as fantastic as I remembered.
I'm excited for them -- I know the original location isn't the most ideal spot, as it's not really visible to the foot traffic on Piedmont proper. Hope folks will check out the new location and report back, as Lush is serving up the best gelato I've ever had, anywhere. Amazingly bold flavors (the perfect distillation of whatever flavor it's supposed to be) and the best texture. I'm really convinced that Federico (owner and gelato master) is a genius.
4184 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA 94611