Our Story

About Gelato Brothers Knoxville TN

VOULIAGMENI . GREECE

Our Story

The beginning of the Gelato Brothers’ story takes us back to family summer vacations to the coastal town of Vouliagmeni, Greece. Located just outside of Athens, the small town is filled with salty air, friendly smiles, and crisp, blue skies.

As you meander through the winding streets, the sweet aroma of gourmet espresso, hot-off-the-iron waffles, and homemade gelato drifts through the open doors of the Gelato Bars sprinkled throughout the town, tempting tourists and locals alike. With scents like that, it was only a matter of time before our family was lured into a local shop and our daily habit was formed. We were instantly captured by the intentional commitment to simple, premium ingredients and the community found within the shops. From businessmen enjoying an espresso to schoolboys whooping as they waited in line for their lunchtime dessert, to moms and toddlers sharing chocolate-ladened waffles, people groups of all backgrounds were seen enjoying everything these quaint shops had to offer and we could not get enough of them!

We fell in love with the laidback approach of savoring every taste, making friends over meals, and being present for it all. Combine this slower approach to life with our love for gelato and we simply had no choice than to bring the European way back to our home state of Tennessee! Fast forward and Gelato Brothers now has two brick and mortar storefronts (our flagship in Talbott and kiosk in West Town Mall) and our on-the-go dessert trailer. Our simple-ingredient, European-inspired Gelato encourages you to slow down and #makefriends, all while satisfying your #sweetaddiction.

We strive for a  strong commitment to quality and excellence every time. With this in mind, every #Brogato, coffee drink, and espresso shots are made-to-order using our #BrewBros locally roasted, organic coffee beans. Our cones, waffles, and #Brodalliaons are hand-pressed using only the finest ingredients, local eggs, and – of course- real butter. And finally, our gelato. Using only natural and simple ingredients, each serving provides you with the premium, European taste and the eco-friendly, quality-focused approach we fell in love with across the pond.

Come on in for a visit, we promise you won’t forget it!