The Baked Bear Custom Gourmet Ice Cream Sandwich Shop Now Open in Bay Area

Baked Bear Ice Cream ShopProprietor Joseph Halloum has opened The Baked Bear custom gourmet ice cream sandwich shop in a food concession trailer in the Fisherman’s Wharf neighborhood.

The Baked Bear affords customers the opportunity to enjoy a custom designed ice cream sandwich using a four-step process that consists of choosing a sandwich top and bottom (either a cookie/7 kinds to start and more to come, or a brownie or a donut) that can be mixed and matched, then an ice cream (eight flavors), adding a topping (about ten options) and then, if desired, requesting that the sandwich be hot pressed. By one estimate, there are more than a 1,000 possible sandwich combinations. Other menu items include a “Bear Bowl” (a scoop of ice cream in a warm chocolate chip cookie or brownie bowl), a hot fudge sundae and a root beer float. In addition to sandwiches, ice cream will be sold by the cup, cone or waffle cone, and cookies and brownies can be purchased individually. Nothing is priced over $6.00.

The baked items are made from scratch on a daily basis from original recipes using locally sourced ingredients and fresh eggs and butter. Debut cookie flavors include chocolate chip, cookies and cream, funfetti, snicker doodle, red velvet, white chocolate macadamia and a “cookie of the month” such as lemon bar, mint chip, strawberry cheesecake or toffee walnut fudge (announced on Facebook at the beginning of each month). The Baked Bear creates its own premium craft ice cream that is creamy and rich and made with the highest quality ingredients. Debut ice cream flavors include birthday cake, coffee, cookies and cream, cookie dough, mint chip, rocky road, salted caramel fudge, and vanilla. In the works is a custom signature ice cream flavor to be called Bear Batter.

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Halloum comments, “I’m friends with the San Diego-based concept founders and time spent with them convinced me that San Francisco is going to love what we do. My wife, mother, sisters and brothers are all involved in this family business to ensure that the entire Baked Bear customer experience is a great one.”

The Baked Bear at Fisherman’s Wharf is located at 2824 Jones Street, near Jefferson Street, in San Francisco, California, and has outdoor seating for about 20 guests. Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Facebook page for The Baked Bear can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/thebakedbearofFishermansWharf/.