Cream in Walnut Creek, California, Is In Its Final Months

This summer, the Walnut Creek community will be bidding a bittersweet farewell to a beloved ice cream destination. Cream, a popular ice cream store located on Main Street, is closing its doors after a memorable 10-year run.

With its custom ice cream sandwiches, the shop has attracted a loyal following and has become a cherished part of the community. I still remember stopping by Cream when I first moved to the area in 2013 and being completely smitten by their unique and delicious offerings.

A Decade of Sweet Memories

Since its inception, Cream has been a go-to spot for dessert enthusiasts in Walnut Creek. Known for its custom ice cream sandwiches made with freshly-baked cookies and a generous scoop of ice cream, Cream quickly gained a reputation for serving up scrumptious treats that delighted patrons of all ages. The shop’s creative flavors, fun atmosphere, and friendly staff have been the recipe for success over the years.

Why Cream in Walnut Creek is Closing

The owner of Cream recently spoke with and shared the reasons behind the decision to close the Walnut Creek location. The primary reason cited was the store’s lease coming to an end, coupled with concerns about market conditions. As with many small businesses, the rising costs of rent and changing local markets can present significant challenges.

Other Locations to Stay Open

Fortunately for Cream fans, this is not the end of the road for the brand. The Concord and Berkeley locations will remain open and continue serving the delicious ice cream sandwiches we all know and love. While the Walnut Creek community will undoubtedly miss the Main Street location, the other Cream shops in the Bay Area will carry on the legacy.

A Sweet Farewell

The closure of Cream in Walnut Creek is expected to take place this summer, which means there’s still time for patrons to indulge in one last ice cream sandwich—or a few more—before the doors close for good. You can also visit other WC ice cream plates nearby like Lottie’s

As we say goodbye to this iconic ice cream store, we can take comfort in knowing that Cream will continue to delight customers in its other locations.

Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times and his writing appears in IEEE Spectrum, SFGate, the Bold Italic and more. Smith holds a degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience) and Anthropology from the Johns Hopkins University.

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