How’s your Labor Day weekend going? For those of us here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’ve been baking! (And not the yummy cookies and cakes, but dying from a heatwave.) The normally temperate reputation here totally went out the window with San Francisco at 106 degrees. It’s like Palm Springs in the north.
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We’re pretty lucky in the San Francisco Bay Area to have some cool ice cream options where the purveyors are innovative with unique flavors. So it’s pretty tough to top what’s out there. Still, a corner store in the Mission seems to be doing just that.
Garden Creamery, which started out as a food truck […]Read the full post →
The popular ice cream shop Salt & Straw has brought its creative flavors to San Francisco, along with the notoriously long weekend lines.
Salt & Straw, known for its handmade ice cream and flavors such as honey lavender and salted honey marshmallow, has plans for two locations in the city. Two weekends ago, it opened […]Read the full post →
Just in time for this weekend’s warm weather in the Bay Area, Cookiebar Creamery opened its second location on 8th Street on the edge of Old Oakland.
Cookiebar is a nostalgic ice cream parlor that originally opened in Alameda’s West End by Alameda natives Robert Feng and John Ngu. This second location, which opened last […]Read the full post →
Squeaking in its opening day in the waning days of summer, Little Giant Ice Cream is now scooping up made-from-scratch ice cream in a shiny new space in Oakland’s hot Uptown neighborhood.
The new creamery is on the ground floor of a condo building across from the former Sears building, which was recently purchased by […]Read the full post →
To all my readers on the East Coast, you may want to avert your eyes and not read the following.
So some of you know my general rule of not eating ice cream on cold days. Well, an early spring made an appearance during the holiday weekend in the Bay Area so I didn’t have […]Read the full post →
I’m really falling behind on checking out new places around my neighborhood, so I’m going to dedicate the next few posts to what’s new in or around Rockridge in Oakland.
One of the long-awaited newcomers to Rockridge is the popular Smitten Ice Cream, which opened in a former bread shop three months ago across from Zachary’s […]Read the full post →
A San Francisco classic, families come to Mitchell’s on the southern edge of the city’s Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods, crowding the front benches and licking up flavors […]Read the full post →
Last Saturday we had perfect ice cream weather. But why settle for a scoop or cup when you can get hand-made ice cream sandwiches at C.R.E.A.M.?
Just a few blocks from UC-Berkeley, C.R.E.A.M. (“Cookies Rule Everything Around Me”) attracts students and ice cream lovers to its tiny corner shop, where they dispense ice cream sandwiches for […]Read the full post →
What more can I say about the aptly named Ice Cream Bar in San Francisco’s Cole Valley?
This three-month-old soda fountain and ice cream shop has been written up and creating buzz for its Art Deco design and adult-friendly sodas and shakes developed by Rickhouse bartender Russell Davis. While young and old grab a number […]Read the full post →
You can count on the desert to get hot enough to warrant a trip to the ice cream store, even in the waning days of winter. And when in the Phoenix-Scottsdale area, there’s no better place that Sweet Republic.
Sweet Republic opened in 2008, and quickly caught the attention of local and […]Read the full post →
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