Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fenton's Ice Cream | Oakland, CA and Vacaville, CA

Fenton's Creamery was already a popular destination for Oaklanders, but once Pixar Animation Studios featured them in its 2009 animated feature "Up", the place exploded on the scene. Although I'd like to think that the long lines for the ice cream bar or a dine-in experience existed before the film, I do believe many, like my family, made a personal pilgrimage to discover what the folks at Pixar wanted the world to know: Fenton's Creamery is one damn fine place for ice cream!!!

Founded in 1894 by E.S. Fenton, the creamery was known for delivering milk by horse drawn carriage. It wasn't until E.S.'s grandson began making ice cream was its place in history solidified. 115 years and three store locations later, Fenton's boasts 37 flavors, four types of frozen yogurt, and season favorites like Apple Pie, Rum Raisin, and Egg Nog. And, any variety of them can be found in their specialty sundaes like Banana Special, the Berry-Go-Round, and the Saddleback Brownie.

But be warned, it doesn't just stop there. When stopping in, come hungry because a full menu of savory sandwiches, burgers, and appetizers also await your arrival.

Fenton's Ice Cream (Oakland)
4226 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611

Fenton's Ice Cream (Nut Tree Location)
1669 East Monte Vista Ave.
Vacaville, CA 95688

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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Fentons! We have been going there since I was small. We would have a dessert dinner every once in a while on a Sunday night. The grilled crab sandwich was delicious!