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Best Ice Cream in Oakland, Berkeley, and Beyond

Everyone can agree that ice cream is the perfect go-to treat for sunny outings or late-night cravings! Regardless of your preferences, the East Bay has some ice cream gems with something delicious for everyone, which is why we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite East Bay ice cream places to order up a scoop near Oakland, Berkeley, and the greater 510. Enjoy!

Cup or Cone? Both. | Curbside Creamery back when we could sit inside places eating with no masks | Photo Credit: Anna Azimi

Oakland Ice Cream favorites

Curbside Creamery in the Temescal District of Oakland – Vegan and non-vegan scoops, soft-serve (think pistachio, blackberry, Thai tea) and freshly made waffle cones. Flavors change weekly and Temescal Alley is just the cutest place to sit and enjoy a drippy cone. Also takes online orders.
482 49th St, Oakland

Fentons Creamery on Piedmont Ave – Offers a full diner-style menu in addition to ice cream by the scoop and sundaes. The best deal is ordering a deconstructed banana split off the kiddie menu.
4226 Piedmont Ave, Oakland

Flavor Brigade Italian Water Ice in the Fruitvale District of Oakland (with a second location in Pleasanton) – Layered frozen custard plus Italian ice. You can get scoops of traditional ice cream too, but why would you? Open for walk-up.
3540 Fruitvale Ave, Oakland

Humphry Slocombe found in Uptown Oakland, Berkeley, and soon-to-be Redwood City is a San Francisco favorite that has made its way over the Bay. Everyone’s favorite flavor is their Secret Breakfast– what’s in it? Go try it and tell us what you think. Open for dine-in as well as local delivery. Ice cream cakes and pies available for order– delicious!
2335 Broadway at the Hive, Oakland

Chocolate covered cheeks. | Little Giant Ice Cream | Photo Credit: Anna Azimi

Little Giant Ice Cream in Uptown Oakland – Robots, bright Tolix chairs and mini pink picnic tables makes this place super kid-friendly (and so cute!). Try the dirty south for you, stick with chocolate for them. Open for walk-up and direct delivery (where the cuteness extends to the to-go packaging).
1951 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Nieves Cinco de Mayo in the Fruitvale District of Oakland – Mexican ice cream at its finest! Try a mangonada for a real Mexican treat: mango sherbet, lime juice, and chili. Open for takeout and outdoor dining!
3340 E 12th St #2, Oakland

Favorite Ice Cream in Berkeley

Almare Gelato in Downtown Berkeley (and Pleasanton) – Conveniently located in the Bart plaza, serving authentic Italian gelato made fresh on-site! Open for takeout, dine-in, and delivery through Ubereats and Doordash.
2170 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Humphry Slocombe found in Berkeley’s Elmwood District as well as a few other Bay Area spots. Open for takeout and delivery through DoorDash. You can also order ice cream cakes and pies!
2948 College Avenue, Berkeley

IScream on Solano in Berkeley  – You can’t walk up Solano and not smell IScream. The smell of fresh waffle cones lures you in! This local gem is open for takeout.
1819 Solano Ave, Berkeley

Three Twins Fourth Street ice cream cones
Pick a cone, any cone at Noble Cow | Photo: Three Twins Fourth Street

Noble Cow Creamery on Fourth Street takes over for Three Twins with the same staff and location. Open for sit-down dining, or order some delicious takeout.
1409 Fourth St, Berkeley

Tara’s Organic Ice Cream on College Ave. – Delicious, organic, creative flavors are always changing, cones made right there in plain and black sesame. They also make cakes! Open for takeout and delivery.
3173 College Ave, Berkeley

More Favorite (510) Ice Cream Treasures

Rita’s Italian Ice with multiple locations in the Bay – Delicious Italian ice, frozen custard, and gelato! Open for takeout, delivery, and dine-in at some locations.
417 S Shore Center, Alameda
3200 Castro Valley Blvd, Castro Valley
39006 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont

Tucker’s Super Creamed Ice Cream in Alameda – Serving traditional ice cream since 1941. Scoops, sundaes, malts on sticks, and frozen bananas dipped in chocolate. So much to try, you’re going to want to go back. Available for takeout, as well as pre-order, pickup, and delivery.
1349 Park St, Alameda


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