Nostalgic Ice Cream Parlors in the East Bay
|You'll have to take a long trip to eat this ice cream sundae at
Miyahara in Taichung, Taiwan.
But you can get something almost as good closer to home.
These vintage spots have been around for a long time. How many have you visited? Which flavors are your favorites?
Enormous portions of housemade 12% to 14% butterfat ice cream is the name of the game at this well-established ice cream parlor. More.
Most popular items/flavors: classic sundae; Swiss Miss chocolate
Loard’s Ice Cream
Loard’s has branches all over the East Bay, but this is the original shop. More.
Most popular flavors: fresh strawberry, fresh mango, pralines with crème
Tucker’s Ice Cream
More than 33 flavors of ice cream, sorbets, and sherbets are available at this one-off ice cream shop. Fresh fudge, waffle cones, and ice-cream cakes are made fresh daily. A rear patio with a sheltering jacaranda tree and a fountain is open in good weather. More.
Most popular flavor: cho cho
California’s first certified dairy, this old-time drive-thru dairy has modernized into a drive-thru convenience store, but the reason most cars come here is to get a cone to go filled with the spectacular soft-serve ice cream. More.
Most popular flavors: orange
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