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This Tiny Shop In Northern California Serves Ice Cream To Die For

How many establishments can say they’ve been around for 120 years? Most businesses come and go – but maybe ice cream was the reason this family survived a century and counting. Fentons got its start in 1894. That year, founder Eldridge Seth Fenton poured his own milk from his cows, into his glass containers before delivering to customers in a horse-drawn wagon. It’s not just the history, but the handmade goodness that keeps generations of families coming to this tiny ice cream shop in Oakland, California.

If we haven’t sold you on Fenton’s yet, then here you go. You Disney fans will LOVE THIS:


Fenton’s brings its A-game when it comes to our favorite summer food. There’s no excuse not to stop by for a visit. It’s been here waiting on you for 120 years – and it will be here for years to come, too. What’s your favorite Fenton’s flavor?

Not in the mood for ice cream? Check out some of these bucket-list restaurants in Northern California.

Joanne Kraft
Joanne is a fourth-generation Northern Californian. She knows good sour dough bread when she tastes it and understands the best parts of the Golden State are nowhere near Los Angeles.