Gelato Hats

Apply the musing “what’s in a name” to the recently opened An’s Hatmakers, Del Mar’s shop on the first level of the Plaza for locally sourced, handmade gelato. Our An’s is an offshoot of An’s Dry Cleaning, a gelato shop in North Park whose name gives a nod to the space’s previous occupants. Our An’s, decorated with—hats—offers originally titled flavors such as “Canvas” (olive oil & rosemary), close to vanilla as is “Newsboy,” a vanilla gelato with added nuts, and chocolate by another name is “Trapper” and strawberry goes by “Fascinator.” The hat related names are posted on hat boxes above the counter. Recipes for flavors include fruits, vegetables and ingredients outside the (hat) box such as beets, and herbs, spices and more surprises such as cream cheese. Flavor choices will rotate. Choose from Small and Large Bowlers—cups—or Party Hats—cones. Pints are also available. Prices start at $6.00. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00 AM-9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM. 1555 Camino Del Mar, Suite 115.

Photos by Julie Maxey-Allison