Fosselman's Ice Cream - Alhambra
Ice cream is eternal.
Ice cream is timeless.
And Fosselman's is proof. Herewith is a true ice cream parlor, one that has been around since 1919. If you've not heard of it, or haven't been, plan to get yourself there. You're in for a treat!
I went to Fosselman's for the first time more than 20 years ago. The late great Huell Howser featured it on his KCET show and my dad took upon himself to take us there.
At the time I was not able to appreciate the significance of the place, or the fact that the ice cream made here is one of the best in California. Sadly, at that young age, I was more than content with Thrifty's.
But that's the thing with ice cream and especially Fosselman's--it's going to be there when you come around. A hundred years from now, when food blogs, Yelp and the Internet are all but forgotten relics, Fosselman's will be there.
And think of the flavors it will have then! At present, Fosselman's has adapted to the local tastes of a modern, multicultural neighborhood. It offers not just spumoni, but lychee, two kinds of green tea (Japanese and Chinese), horchata and ube.
For future readers (if my words might live on for more than a decade), my current favorite flavor is the Salty Caramel--it's everything an ice cream flavor should be.
But then it's ice cream. There's no such thing as a wrong flavor of ice cream.
Except garlic. That's just nasty.
1824 W Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
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