Tag Archive: ice cream

Spotted / Oakland, CA / Fentons

To kick off the start of summer I’m taking you inside Fentons, the oldest creamery west of the Mississippi. Located in Oakland’s Piedmont area, this institution has been family-owned since 1894 and continues… Continue reading


I was wandering around Williamsburg along Kent Ave. when suddenly I see this large circus monkey with cymbals staring right at me through a window. Instantly I froze and stared right back at… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Humphry Slocombe

I’ll be bolder next time and try some of their more inventive flavors and perhaps some of their treats, many of which add some surprising savory ingredients to the mix. But since it… Continue reading

Spotted / Portland / Salt & Straw

Our cab driver warned us this ice cream shop opens early (7:00 AM) and closes late (11:00 PM) and there will always be a line—day or night, any season, rain or shine. And… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Cole Valley / The Ice Cream Bar

This spot is like a blast from the past. You’ll truly feel as if you’ve walked into a classic ’30s diner with its lunch counter, soda fountain and “jerks” serving up ice cream,… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Dogpatch / Mr & Mrs Miscellaneous

This place is another reason why Dogpatch is quickly becoming my new favorite part of town. It’s been around for a bit, but it’s taken me forever to get here. And so glad… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Hayes Valley / Smitten Ice Cream

What an amazing experience for ice cream! First you walk into an old covered shipping container parked in a lot. Next thing it’s like a mad scientist lab with smoke erupting furiously from… Continue reading

Spotted SF / Mission / Bi-Rite Market

In my opinion this is, hands down, the best independently-owned urban grocery in the whole city, especially if you care about  sustainable, farm-direct, organic freshness, and quality artisan items. Even the staff is super-friendly and… Continue reading

Spotted / California / Boonville / Paysanne

A quaint and bright little cottage offering nothing but sweets, including housemade ginger snaps, burnt sugar lollies, super moist marshmallows, and my favorite, Three Twins Ice Creams. Paysanne 14111 Highway 128 Boonville, CA… Continue reading