Greater East Bay
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?
Fentons Creamery 4226 Piedmont Ave., Oakland.
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 2825 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland.
Loard’s has branches all over the East Bay, but this is the original store. More.
Most popular flavors: fresh strawberry, fresh mango, pralines with crème
Tucker’s Ice Cream 1349 Park St., Alameda.
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
Meadowlark Diary 57 W. Neal St., Pleasanton.
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