I am never one to turn down dessert, even when it comes, as this one did, right before dinner.
You can’t miss The Baked Bear. Its prime location in Pacific Beach, San Diego—plus its 20-something founders Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger who grew up in North County and did a lot of promo for this place prior to even opening its doors May 4—make it a family favorite, before you even consider that we are talking about TWO cookies and ice cream tucked nicely in between them.
The Baked Bear also lets you decide which cookies and which ice cream you’d like to use to assemble the sandwich of your choosing. The selection spans oatmeal raisin, chocolate, white chocolate macadamia, red velvet and more, all made in-house by the BB’s pastry chef.
Top it with a selection of ice cream flavors, and hello DIY dessert.
I don’t think these guys will have an instant of a problem selling these hand crafted delights, but the inner foodie in me says they could be a little more—dare I say it—diverse, in their flavor offerings. I can see this getting really interesting with cinnamon, or cardamom, or coconut ice cream, and more fruit and herb flecked cookies (dried cherries? Pineapple? Rosemary?).
…and then the inner (sometimes absent) health consciousness in me just wishes there was a “mini” version.
4516 Mission Blvd Ste C / Pacific Beach // San Diego