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Help LUSH bring farm-to-cone gelato-making to Polk Street!

We're building a kitchen and a shop in San Francisco and we need your support!

Help LUSH bring farm-to-cone gelato-making to Polk Street!

We're building a kitchen and a shop in San Francisco and we need your support!

$24,511
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
103
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, June 20 2014 7:51 AM UTC +00:00

About

After years of serving our small-batch gelato in the East Bay, we are working to open our first shop in San Francisco, on Polk Street. And we're building a kitchen open to the public, where both loyal and new fans can see our mad-crafting in action! This will be one of the only ice cream or gelato shops in the Bay Area that produces from scratch in the same location where we sell it.

What makes Lush Gelato unique?

Seasons and farmers drive inspiration in the LUSH kitchen. Popular flavors include:

Cowgirl Creamery Fromage Blanc Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Yerena Farms Strawberry Sorbetto, Fresh Mint and Chocolate Chips, Bellwether Farms Ricotta & Lemon Zest or Full Belly Farm Basil Gelato...

Some of the unusual flavors LUSH has perfected involve ingredients from further afield too - Banana with Salt and Caramel, Tahitian Vanilla, and Madagascar Vanilla, Vietnamese Cinnamon...

Federico Murtagh, LUSH Co-founder and gelato master, knows that making gelato from scratch, starting with making the base from local, organic milk from local dairies, produces the finest and most unique gelato flavors. Starting out by selling at Bay Area Farmer’s Markets, LUSH opened its first brick and mortar location in 2009 on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland, closely followed by a second location in the heart of Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto.

After years of intense preparations, we are ready to open a San Francisco shop and production kitchen, where visitors and gelato lovers can see how it's done from start to finish. And we need your help to make it happen. Help us sweeten the neighborhood by making a pledge today. The funds raised will be used to help finish the build out. 

East Bay Express feature article on Federico's gelato methods and madness

Also featured as one of the best artisanal ice creams/frozen desserts in the Bay Area by Gourmet Magazine and SF Chronicle

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Risks and challenges

The main risk is not raising enough capital to complete the build out. That's why we are doing this kickstarter campaign to raise the remaining capital needed to complete our project.

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    Thermo tote bag + t-shirt + twenty scoops of gelato (2 x 10 scoop reward cards, easy to gift some, keep some. $60 value in gelato) + Your name on the sweet support wall at the store!

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    50 scoops of gelato (5 x 10 scoop reward cards, easy to gift some, keep some $135 value in gelato). Your name on the sweet wall at the store!

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    Thermo tote bag + t-shirt + sixty scoops of gelato (6 x 10 scoop reward cards, easy to gift some, keep some. $180 value in gelato) + Your name on the sweet support wall at the store!

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    Thermo tote bag + t-shirt + sixty scoops of gelato (6 x 10 scoop reward cards, easy to gift some, keep some. $180 value in gelato) + 5 passes to the pre-opening party (music, drinks, light food, gelato & community) + Your name on the sweet support wall at the store!

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    tour our kitchen (up to 4 people) + we'll make a custom made flavor of your choice (and you get to spin it on our machine) + 5 passes to the pre-opening party (music, drinks, light food, gelato & community) + 1 Thermo tote bag + 1 t-shirt + 600 scoops of gelato (60 x 10 scoop reward cards, easy to gift some, keep some. $1,800 value in gelato) + your name on the wall

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    50 gift cards for 10 scoops each plus your business logo on the sweet support wall ($1500 value in gelato)

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    Pair of tickets to Edible Excursions' food tours of of Temescal (North Oakland) and Uptown Oakland.

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