I really should just plan all future adventures around what the best pudding stops are. Its basically what I end up doing anyway. Sometimes I want to re visit New York just for the cheesecake – apparently its the murky water that gives it the delicious rich and creamy taste!
On our recent adventures to San Fran we found some delightful sweet stops. Ice cream was a pretty large feature on the list, with a 1950’s inspired ice cream bar and soda fountain down the road – they make sundaes, their own waffle cones, have awesome flavours all whist accompanied by a cocktail or two. Just walking in you may aswell throw on a vintage dress call me Nancy and bust into a jive. Its happy and nostalgic and did I mention the ice cream? If you are really hungry they do ice cream sandwiches :-) And really really good hot chocolate!
We rewarded ourselves with a mammoth sized ice cream in Sausalito after a loong cycle ride over a rather famous bridge. It was also gigantic and creamy and yummy! It kept us well entertained whilst waiting to catch the ferry back to the mainland.
Our next ice cream stop was the San Francisco creamery – as featured on man vs food with the kitchen sink. We plumped for a bowl of sweet potato fries followed by ice cream sundaes. I eventually settled for the pecan praline on a warm brownie after trying all the flavours possible. I remember going to a Whimpy as a kid- these don’t actually exist any more sadly – they were set up as poor imitations of American dinners and served knickerbockerh glories. I mean what can go wrong with an ice cream that sounds that ridiculous and they didn’t disappoint. I’ve continued my ice cream obsession every time we visit NZ (shout out to hockey pokey!) and regular visits to G&D’s when in Oxford, and Gelato stalls in London – not to mention eating all the champaign magnums this summer!