As its name indicates, Jun's Macaron Gelato serves...macarons and gelato. In fact, I mistakenly thought that they even serve a macaron gelato sandwich, but I guess I was close to reality...It is a small shop that opened in August 2016 and proposes a wide variety of gelato: chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut, cookies and cream, etc...
Jodi decided to go for caramel latte gelato:
On my side, I went for the panini gelato, their version of ice cream sandwich made with a sweet bun with your choice of gelato in the middle, bread that will then be slightly toasted.
This was an interesting idea, but I admit that I did not finish it: the bread was good, delightfully sweet, complementing the gelato (I chose hazelnut) that unfortunately was missing a bit of flavor. Similar issue with the caramel latte. I would also say that we went several times to Italy and when you have tried gelato there, you cannot avoid comparing the gelato you eat with it. Gelato has less air and more flavor than ice cream and, in Italy, the temperature of the gelato will be slightly higher, so it will be softer than ice cream. At Jun's, it is not the case: their gelato is dense, that is not a bad thing for the sandwich as it would have melted right away.
So, I am not a huge fan yet and may go back in couple of months, maybe to try some macarons. For me, the best ice cream in Hoboken is simply Coldstone...
Enjoy (I did)!
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