Snowflake Teahouse, Fremont, CA

A very popular hangout spot in this strip mall. Not surprised since it is strategically located near a brunch of spicy restaurants.

The texture of their snowflake could really be better. It is far from the creamy yet airy mouthfeel that I was hoping for. The flavors was there but it was just a bit icy.

Service is really slow. If you find yourself not getting enough attention just flag down any of the server. I could only imagine what a madhouse it would be when summer days are here.

Lappert’s Ice Cream, Sausalito, CA
Sausalito is a touristy town and Lappert is a popular spot among tourists and local visitors. Who would resist a sweet treat after a long day on your feet? Even in colder winter days there is still a crowd. You can imagine how busy it gets on hotter days.Ice cream at Lappert came in many flavors. Some traditional, some a little more tropical but nothing really outrageous or strange. Lines don’t really mean anything here. Just step up to the counter whenever you are ready. Texture of the ice cream was thick and rich. It wasn’t out of the world amazing but really hit the spot. High-res

Lappert’s Ice Cream, Sausalito, CA

Sausalito is a touristy town and Lappert is a popular spot among tourists and local visitors. Who would resist a sweet treat after a long day on your feet? Even in colder winter days there is still a crowd. You can imagine how busy it gets on hotter days.

Ice cream at Lappert came in many flavors. Some traditional, some a little more tropical but nothing really outrageous or strange. Lines don’t really mean anything here. Just step up to the counter whenever you are ready.

Texture of the ice cream was thick and rich. It wasn’t out of the world amazing but really hit the spot.

Porto Bakery, Downey, CA

Porto is LA’s staple bakery. The line is always long and there is a good reason for that. All of their baked good are well made and super affordable. It is not unusual to see people came out of the store carrying boxes of goodies. Don’t be discouraged though, the lines move very quickly and you should be out the door in 15 minutes or less if you are just picking up pastries.

If this is your first visit and you are completely overwhelmed by their vast pastry selection, try the followings - potato balls, cheese rolls, guava strudels (or rolls).