Founded in Oakland, CA in 1894, Fentons Creamery is a landmark institution that has served generations its famous handcrafted ice creams and sauces.
Our ice cream sundaes are world famous – the Black & Tan Sundae is our signature item, made with one of the many ice cream flavors invented by Melvin Fenton – Toasted Almond.
Featured on the Travel Channel, the History Channel, the Food Network, and in USA Today and Zagat, Fentons offers ice cream production tours by appointment.
Fentons Creamery opened a Nut Tree location in 2007, serving the I-80 traveling public and Solano County in a Village setting that is quickly becoming a popular destination.
In 1894 Elbridge Seth (E.S.) Fenton founded our Creamery in Oakland, CA. E.S.
Fenton established the family business at 41st and Howe Street, where it stayed for 67 years...
E.S. loved kids, so much so that he had thirteen of them and they all took part in the family business! He eventually passed the operation on to three of his sons who ran the Creamery until they retired. They then passed the family business on to eight of their children.
Melvin Fenton, E.S.’s grandson, is credited for persuading his Grandfather to produce ice cream when he was a young boy. Melvin grew up to become an ice cream maker and is responsible for the creation of our most famous flavors - Toasted Almond, Swiss Milk Chocolate and Rocky Road. The family added the restaurant and soda fountain in 1922.