The Coolest Place to Hang Out at La Cantera is The Baked Bear
Well, they’ve finally done it! The Baked Bear custom ice cream sandwich shop has finally opened their first San Antonio location. This makes their third location in Texas because Texans and San Antonio want great ice cream eateries. With the temperature rising, we need ice cream shops on every corner and what better time to bring on this new shop than summer.
The Baked Bear is a San Diego, California-based ice cream shop well known for its monstrous ice cream sandwiches and original recipes. I am excited they have decided to make San Antonio their newest home.
Located in San Antonio’s top luxury shopping district, the menu features hand churned ice cream scoops, customizable ice cream sandwiches made with fresh-baked cookies and brownies, fun toppings and more. In addition to popular baked goods – all made from scratch – flavors from the super premium Baked Bear craft ice cream collection range from Blackberry Crumble to Toasted S’mores. The San Antonio location also offers rotating, seasonal flavors and a Cookie of the Month. The Baked Bear offers a mix and match style for guests to find their favorite combination with the option of rolling ice cream sandwiches through colorful toppings, resulting in its Instagram-worthy reputation.
The Baked Bear concept was started by childhood friends, Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger, who left their careers to follow their true passion: serving up inventive sweets in their hometown of San Diego, California. The Baked Bear quickly became a phenomenon, known for high quality desserts and recognized by Forbe sand Business Insider. The favorite shop has now grown to 24 current locations in eight states, with Texas locations already in Austin and El Paso. The Baked Bear sought San Antonio as its third Texas location due to its growing population.
The San Antonio shop opened its door July 12 at 15900 La Cantera Pkwy, Suite LS3320, San Antonio, TX (next door to J Crew) and is already doing a booming business.
The Baked Bear invites a wonderful excuse to cool down while browsing the Shops of La Cantera. When you stop in for your treat, I strongly recommend you try the Bear Batter Ice Cream flavor. It is easily recognizable by its intense blue color. I ordered the Bear Bowl, a warm brownie filled with a generous scoop of Salted Caramel Fudge ice cream and topped off with Heath Bar Bits. (For the Bear Bowl, you can choose between a chocolate chip cookie or a brownie.) Of course they are known for their custom Ice Cream Sandwiches, but I just had to try the Bear Bowl. It was every cookie and ice cream lover’s dream. All of it was out-of-this-world delicious because it is all homemade! I found the bear bowl ample enough to put you in sweet nirvana!
**Full Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my review, but not to worry, all opinions are 100% mine.
ABOUT THE BAKED BEAR
Childhood friends, Rob Robbins and Shane Stanger, left their careers to follow their true passion: serving up inventive sweets in their hometown of San Diego, California. At the Baked Bear they assemble monstrous ice cream sandwiches that have won the hearts of locals and drawn accolades from Forbes, Eater, Thrillist, and more. Original-recipe ice cream sits at the heart of each one of Rob and Shane’s sandwiches, which are held together by fresh-baked cookies and brownies. The Baked Bear has over a dozen original-recipe cookies and ice cream flavors, giving guests a chance to mix and match to find their favorite combination. Before they’re served, the sandwiched can be rolled through toppings ranging from Fruity Pebbles to Oreo crumble, giving them an Instagram-worthy touch. The Baked Bear has 25 locations across the U.S. with the addition of it’s latest shop in San Antonio, Texas. For more information, please visit: https://www.thebakedbear.com.
ABOUT THE SHOPS AT LA CANTERA
The Shops at La Cantera is an award-winning open-air shopping center located within the La Cantera District of San Antonio. Distinguished by its unique design, this San Antonio mall boasts an impressive assortment of high-end retailers and dining choices, including a variety of upscale restaurants. Discover all there is to enjoy at The Shops at La Cantera, the top luxury San Antonio shopping destination.