The temperatures up and you’re down for some Town ice cream, but where should you go? Oakland is full of icy treats so feel free to indulge in every single one of these places. Watch out for brain freeze!
Ice Cream Spots
517 8th St
Ice cream parlor & cookie bakery dishing up many flavors in a spare, modern space.
2399 Telegraph Ave
On the other end of the spectrum, CREAM is one of Oaklands newest spots to grab a frozen treat. Cream specializes in ice cream sandwiches, and they are hella good.
482 49th St
Swing by this Temescal spot for flavors you won't find anywhere else like Bourbon whiskey + vanilla or Thai iced tea. They're always switching up the unique offerings so you may want to come more than once
Dreyers Grand Ice Cream
5925 College Ave
Did you know the ice cream giant started right here in Oakland?! Sure you can buy them in just about every store everywhere but you need to go to the actual parlor in Rockridge and enjoy a scoop, or two, we don't judge.
4226 Piedmont Ave
Oaklands most historic creamery, it's on any traditional ice cream lovers list. The vintage parlor takes you back in time and is fun for the whole family. Ask for the tour.
Freezing Point Creamery
349 7th St
Thailand, street vendors hawk something called the ice cream “roll” — a thin layer of ice cream that gets scraped up in a way that forms tight coils roughly the size and shape of a Fruit Roll-Up.
Small shop selling ice cream made from high-end ingredients, including unusual flavors like cheese.
346 Grand Ave
Pastel-hued ice cream shop that serves scoops, pastries & cookies in petite, playful environs.
Little Giant Ice Cream
1951 Telegraph Ave Oakland
The most amazing flavors with a fab vegan selection! - @jaclynkellye
Loard’s Ice Cream
2825 MacArthur 94602
This Bay Area ice cream chain has fun flavors like Almond Joy, Burgundy Cherry, and Banana but they also have your classic Vanilla and Chocolate. Stop in for a scoop or a sundae!
Nieves Cinco de Mayo
3340 E 12th St
Simply put, if you want the best Mexican ice cream around, this is where you go.
Smitten Ice Cream
5800 College Ave
Smitten is the science experiment we should've all done as kids. Smitten has a custom made machine - called Brrr which uses liquid nitrogen to create the smoothest, densest and most flavorful ice cream. We'll admit, its pretty awesome to watch your ice cream get made this way.
435 19th St
No frills, no fuss, just good old delicious ice cream and donuts. Soft-serve ice cream is 100% all natural, made in house with high quality ingredients and made fresh daily.
Taras Organic Ice Cream
4731 Telegraph Ave
T.O.I.C. is where you'll find the purest organic ingredients in your ice cream. They too come up with some wild flavors, like Garden Delight and Lemongrass.
Other Frozen Treats
3540 Fruitvale Ave
We're going to be honest, Flavor Brigade is mostly known for their Italian Ice rather than their ice cream. But hear us out they still have ice cream because there may be a time you need dairy and sugar-free. This is THE spot in the town for Italian Ice; with 30 flavors you will for sure find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Cones are made fresh daily and their cups and spoons are biodegradable. Fun and gourmet flavors like Fresh Basil, Honey Cardamom, Tequila, and much more.
Worth noting that Lush Gelato is the only Argentine-style gelato producer here.— Faith-Free (@cumberland_g) September 1, 2017