Local Ice Creameries To Sweeten Your Day

Don’t Miss These Local Flavors

If you are still eating run-of-the-mill ice cream that you picked up from the grocery store, you are missing out. Local ice cream shops are serving up artisanal, uniquely flavored options that will wow your palate. For the best flavors, check out these local ice creameries.

San Francisco Creamery Co.

When you step into this Walnut Creek shop, you step back in time. They make all of their ice cream in-house, the old fashioned way. Check out their flavors of Bubblegum Gummy Bears, Burgundy Cherry Vanilla and Orange Passionfruit Sorbet.

Lottie’s Creamery

With a rotating menu including unique flavors like Lemon Marshmallow, Ginger Green Tea Toffee, and Rose Cardamom Pistachio, this is a favorite of Walnut Creek locals and tourists alike.

Loard’s Ice Cream

Head to Orinda to pick up a scoop of Loard’s classics like Almond Joy, Black Raspberry Marble, and Caramel Cashew or more unique, seasonal offerings like Lychee, Pumpkin, and Eggnog. Scooping since the 1950s, this spot knows its stuff.


If you are looking for a trendy hangout and great flavors, do not miss CREAM. This Walnut Creek spot scoops Banana Walnut Fudge, Cup Of Joe, Royal Caramel Swirl, and soy options onto fresh baked cookies, cones, and even into tacos.

Smitten Ice Cream

Committed to crafting their ice creams from the best ingredients from the most local suppliers, this Lafayette shop scoops Classic Vanilla, Brown Sugar with Cinnamon Cookies, Salted Caramel and more in addition to seasonal flavors. February’s is Earl Grey with Milk Chocolate, and March’s will be Blood Orange with Pistachio Cookies.

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