What’s a good day for ice cream? Any day.
by Alexander Quebec
Mission City Creamery - Santa Clara
Smack dab in the middle of Santa Clara County is Santa Clara, which is home to Mission City Creamery. Offering the quintesential American Diner experience, thier classic treats made with ice cream made in house and with locally sourced ingredients from this relative newcomer in the local ice cream scene. Photo: Thuy N. via Yelp
C.R.E.A.M - San Jose
While they are gaining momentum all over California, C.R.E.A.M. has some excellent ice creams sandwhiched between two freshly baked cookies made in house in a variety of Flavors of your choice. This writer recommends the Salted Caramel between two snickerdoodle cookies, although you could certainly eat the ice cream in a traditional cone or cup. Vegan and Gluten free options are also available, so no one feels left out. Photo: C.R.E.A.M. via Instagram
Gelato Classico Italian Gelato - Mountain View
Okay, it's technically gelato, but let's not get into semantics. Offering delicious Italian style gelato, this spot on Castro Street has long lines on warm, summer days and nights, make sure you chill out with some Straciatella to give you that Italian Vacay feel without the trip Photo: TripAdvisor.com
While National Ice Cream day has long since past, its actually still National Ice Cream month. Here at CaliPlate, we’re celebrating the various ice cream shops of our neighborhood; The San Francisco Bay Area. Most of these places, you might know; other’s may be new to you. Through personal experience, reading online reviews and from a panel of friends, family and other strangers, we bring to you our slideshow of some of the best ice cream places in the South Bay Area.
What do you think? Agree with our calls? Are we missing something? let us know in the comments below.