It is such a fun time to live in Oakland. almost daily there are new shops, restaurants, bars and businesses opening in Oakland. We are pretty excited about Curbside Creamery getting a "scoop shop" location in Temescal neighborhood of Oakland. Right now they use an adorable cart to get the homemade iced cream and treats out to fans. We are lucky to have Curbside Creamery coming to sell her goodies on Plaid Friday and wanted to introduce them to our audience. Read what owner Victoria Wentworth has to say about it all.
Tell us about Curbside Creamery. How did the idea come about? When did you start? Why Oakland?
I was inspired by an ice cream shop I visited in New York City called Lula's Sweet Apothecary, it was so cute and served cashew based vegan ice cream. I decided something like that would be great in Oakland (I've lived here for over 4 years, since I moved from SF after getting accepted to UC Berkeley), so I began to experiment with making cashew based ice cream myself. It took a lot of trial and error, and after that expanding into dairy was very easy! I've been making ice cream and working on my business idea for 2 1/2 years now, and under the name Curbside since February.
We are excited to hear that you will be opening a permanent space in Temescal Ally. When will that be happening?
My scoop shop should open around February. It's going to be a little walk up joint with a big garage door that swings up so it feels casual, like a boardwalk window.
What is your favorite thing to make for the holidays?
I'm vegetarian and I love to have Celebration Roast with thyme, peppercorns and sweet onions for thanksgiving. As far as ice cream, I would love to make ice cream sandwiches out of gingerbread men, but that's pretty impractical as far as shaping the ice cream to fit. Maybe some day I'll get custom silicone molds made, it would be so cute!