This gelato will change your day

It might even change your life. Shy Guy sells and delivers delicious, handmade gelato in the Burlington, Vermont area.

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Some of our Flavors

  • Stracciatella

  • Matcha Mint Chip

  • Pistachio

  • Maple Bacon

  • Dark Chocolate Sorbet

Our Gelato

Shy Guy Gelato was founded by a local Vermonter who worked in restaurants in Italy. Gelato became his passion and he’s devoted a lot of time to perfecting his technique.

We’re inspired by community and delicious ingredients. Whether a customer suggests a great new flavor or we discover a fruit in season at the Farmers Market, the gelato we make reflects what is great about Vermont.

“The flavor of their gelato is amazingly fresh and pure. I did not realize how artificial most other ice cream tasted until I started to get gelato from Shy Guy.”

Adam Petchers

"Their gelato will change you life. Paul is a great guy and honest person."

Todd LaMothe

"Their gelato is superb! Flavors are yummy and the texture is so smooth.... the Dark Chocolate is the best we ever had anywhere. A treat we really look forward to!"

Barbara Haraden

Meet the Shy Guys

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Paul Sansone

Paul’s love and passion for food started at a very young age growing up in an Italian family. His earliest food memories were picking fresh veggies out of the garden with his brother while his parents were cooking dinner. After years of restaurant work Paul’s love for the sense of family and community that food can create is what provoked him to go to Italy and learn more about his heritage and the simplicity of real Italian food.

While working abroad Paul had the fortune of working for a few really amazing chefs who produced southern Italian Gelato. Upon returning to Vermont and looking for a business partner with the same level of passion for food and community, Paul and Tim teamed up and Shy Guy Gelato was born.

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Tim elliot

Tim has always championed simple, high quality food. His his inspirational teenage years homesteading and his broad restaurant experience led to the start of the successful Stone Soup restaurant in 1997. He has been leading Burlington Vermont’s farm to table movement providing the community with food created from regional crops.

He has found new inspiration partnering with Paul Sansone to create Shy Guy Gelato. Tim is excited to set the new standard for frozen desserts in Burlington VT.

The Panda

The symbolic meaning of the panda is to remind us to slow down in our busy lives, stop the constant multi tasking, put down your phone and find comfort in the simple pleasures of life.

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How to Buy

  • At the Shop

    We’re at 457 Saint Paul Street. Come on over for a taste! Current hours are Friday-Sunday / 12-7pm.

  • From the Cart

    Find us on Church Street near Ken’s Pizza, weather permitting!

  • At Your Event

    We cater! We’ll bring our cart to your regional location of choice.

Get in touch

We’d love to hear from you or have you visit us in the shop! Give us a call or use the form below for flavors, to reserve a pint or for event inquiries.

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Our Details

457 Saint Paul Street
Burlington, VT 05401
Tel: 802-355-2320

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