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About CREAM Oakland

CREAM Oakland is for any of us who grew up loving ice cream cookie sandwiches … ok, that’s probably all of us, right? Fortunately, Jimmy and Gus Shamieh took that childhood joy of their mom’s homemade cookies paired with a scoop of ice cream and turned that nostalgic treat into a dessert on steroids.

At CREAM, which stands for “Cookies Rule Everything Around Me,” customers are not just limited to the traditional vanilla ice cream with chocolate cookie pairing. You can now mix and match 23 ice cream flavors with 16 different types of cookies, brownies, churros and do’sants and top it off with more than 17 different toppings making hundreds of sweet combinations. (I don’t think we’ve even scratched the surface, but supposedly a UC Berkeley grad student in mathematics says that there are over 2,500 possible combos.)

When the Shamieh brothers opened their first CREAM shop in Berkeley in 2010, it became an instant hit. Now with 29 stores, including the CREAM Oakland, a stop on our Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour, CREAM is ruling the dessert-iverse!

It’s no surprise to anyone that you can’t help but love an ice cream sandwich. This tasty treat has been around since the turn of the 20th century. But with some modern-day innovation and a lot of fun (think #TacoTuesday), you, too, can enjoy your own custom designed dessert that fits your tastebuds thanks to CREAM.

CREAM Oakland, 6300 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618, 510-601-1317

Watch our CREAM Oakland Food Tour Stop :30 Spotlight Video

As part of our new video series, Local Food Adventures is taking you inside our food tourstops to give you a visual taste of what you’ll find on our food tours. Here, founder and owner Lauren McCabe Herpich introduces you to CREAM Oakland in this Food Tour Stop :30 Spotlight video:

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Food Tours Offered:

Join us on guided cultural walking food tours through Oakland and the East Bay! We take you on unique food tours to learn more about the area’s history, present-day excitement and taste its growing food culture:

Discover your local yummy by booking your Local Food Adventure today!

Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Sundays at 11:00 am
3 hours – 6 stops
Guest Price: $80
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $15

Grand Lake Cultural Cuisine Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Saturdays at 3:00 pm
2 hours – 4 stops
Guest Price: $65
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $15

Eat Stay Love Lafayette Food Tour - Local Food Adventures

Last Saturday of Every Month at 11:00 am
2 hours – 5 stops
Adults: $65; Kids 12 & younger: $50
*add Why Not Adventurer option: $10

Rockridge Ice Cream & Gelato Tour - Local Food Adventures

Summer Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 pm – June through October
1 hours – 3 stops
Adults: $20; Kids 12 & younger: $15

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (510) 604-6546 up to two hours* prior to the start of the tour.

*Bookings for the Rockridge Neighborhood Heritage Food Tour will be accepted up until three hours prior to the start of the tour.

Private Group Food Tours

Can’t find a public tour date that works for your schedule, inquire about booking a Private Group Tour!