Best Sweet Spots Near Alameda
June 30, 2019
Settling on the “best” place to get sweet treats near the Bay Area apartments for rent in Alameda is a tricky proposition. After all, when Patch tried to determine the best ice cream spots around town back in 2016, they found residents were fond of more than just a single spot. Why go against the flow, then? Instead of singling out just one establishment, we’ll be informing you on several of our top picks in and around Alameda. That way, you’ll have plenty of choices the next time your sweet tooth beckons and you need some candy or dessert to satisfy it.
Located right on Central Avenue in Alameda, you’ll find the Cookiebar Creamery. This modern ice-cream parlor is known for its many flavors (and generous portions), but it’s not just ice cream you’ll find on the menu here. They’ve also got a fine selection of cookies and frozen yogurt for you to enjoy as well. Customers delight in the deliciousness of their ice-cream here, praise the adventurous flavors, and remark that the service is top notch. The only thing you’ll have to watch out for is parking, which might be limited — especially when it gets busy during the summer.
SweetHoney Dessert is an Asian brand which already has more than 600 locations across China, Southeast Asia, and Australia. In Alameda, they have a location on South Shore Street, and have continued their reputation for high-quality, natural ingredients and delicious fresh fruits infused into their varied dessert offerings. Those offerings, by the way, are straightforward, delicious, and provide some light refreshment without being overly sweet. Customers note that the selections are plentiful, the service is pretty good (though it can get busy), and that the shrimp pops are an item you’ll definitely have to try at least once.
Roll & Bowl
For more Asian fusion, head to Roll & Bowl on Encinal Avenue. These guys specialize in freshly-made ice cream, which the roll and place in bowl for you to sample (hence the name). Flavors, again, are plentiful, and there are more than enough toppings to go around if you want to experiment with your tastes. You can also grab a real bite to eat here before your dessert, if you want, and they serve loads of comfort food to put you in the best of moods before returning home. Customers from far and wide say they’ve been bringing their “A” game here lately, so strike while the iron’s hot and make a visit before the summer is over.
Feel Good Bakery
For many folks in Alameda, their favorite bakery is Feel Good on Park Street. This establishment, the product of Rick Kellner, started with the goal of filling the void of “small batch” bakeries in the Bay Area, and specializes in hand-crafted, European-styled treats. Natural, sustainable, and local are the words they live by, and on the menu you’ll find all manner of breads, croissants, cookies, cakes, and tarts to satisfy your sweet tooth like only a fresh-baked pastry can. Customers comment often on the macarons (which are delicious), and say this place is the perfect stop when you’ve got a special event or just want to treat yourself.
Feel Good isn’t the only bakery in town. Crispian Bakery (also on Park Street) has a glowing reputation of its own, and is brought to you by baking duo Beth Woulfe and Cristian Fidelis de Goes. They focus on all kinds of breads and baked treats, but customers seem to have a soft spot for their delectable cakes, which they like to experiment with every month to bring you new and exciting flavors. Even if you don’t want a cake, though, you can stop in for a brownie, cookie, or mallow-more, then get a nice big cup of coffee to help wash that deliciousness down.
Across the way, on 9th Street in Oakland, you’ll find UC Dessert, the Taiwanese dessert house that has risen to prominence thanks to their insistence on healthy ingredients and rich menu options. Served in their spectacular storefront, you’ll swear you’ve never had a more comfortable dessert experience, and no matter what you order, chances are it will be made to perfection and hit the spot on a hot summer day.
For more healthy options, locals love heading to Main Squeeze on Central Avenue. Juices and smoothies are a big draw here, made with raw, whole fruits and veggies, but they are far from the only sweet treat Main Squeeze has up its sleeve. Customers have also taken to the açaí bowls, which most note are super fresh, super tasty, and just the right amount of sweet to make for a healthy dessert.
All hail the churro! This Mexian delight is something that few can say “no” to, and if you’re in the mood to say “yes,” you’ll want to head to Churros Mexicanos over in Oakland. This popular churro truck was started 15 years ago, with the simple goal of providing quality churros to the citizens of the East Bay. They’ve succeeded, and with a decade and a half in the game, they’re still hard at work honing their techniques and improving their service. Just the smell of the churro truck is enough to get the crowds excited, and while you’re here, you can also score some coffee or soda to pair with your treat and make it a sugar rush for the ages.
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