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Across the bridge from San Francisco, Oakland has a enough for a few pleasant days. The city is home to the USS Potomac, alongside the city’s museum, art galleries, and parks. Shopping is fun in Oakland too, especially if you have a passion for hats - there is no men’s hat store quite like The Hat Guys. For gifts, souvenirs, good dining, and other shopping opportunities, follow College Avenue - it’s a local favorite.

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Tara's Organic Ice Cream

Tara's Organic Ice Cream

Locals' Pick Creative, organic scoops

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Rebecca Gomez Farrell

Bay Area Food Blogger

Oakland has no shortage of ice cream options, but Tara’s adventurous flavors and extra creamy base make for a satisfying scoop every time. A sweet corn and garam masala double scoop, anyone?

Creative, organic scoops Editors' Note

Tara’s Organic Ice Cream is an ice cream parlor serving organic ice cream and sorbet in eclectic flavors. A certified organic company, Tara’s produce their ice cream in small batches and change the flavors daily.

Tara’s Organic Ice Cream is small gem of an ice cream parlor on Telegraph Avenue. They offer an extensive variety of ice creams and sorbets that have been handcrafted in small batches, and made from organic ingredients. They use freshly ground spices in each batch, and work with local farms to source fresh herbs and seasonal fruits to give you the scoop. This artisanal ice cream parlor offers ice cream made with love and genuine creativity. You can try exotic ice cream flavors like garam masala, basil, black sesame, pink peppercorn, or rosemary pear, and exciting sorbets like mango agave. More traditional flavors like vanilla, chocolate and raspberry are available too, in all their creamy organic goodness. The staff are not only friendly, but they help you pick out your favorites by offering samples with a smile. This place makes its own waffle cones too, either plain or with black sesame seeds. Plus, they serve to-die-for ice cream cakes with a cashew nut crust topped with chocolate, and decorated with cute paper flowers.

Tara's Organic Ice Cream
4731 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA, 94609 Oakland
+1 510-923-1567
Mon-Sun: 12:00-22:00