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Eating Out - July 29, 2022

Humphry Slocombe opens first Peninsula ice cream shop

A Bay Area ice creamery is opening its first Peninsula storefront. Humphry Slocombe, founded in 2008 in San Francisco's Mission District by Jake Godby and Sean Vahey, has locations throughout the Bay Area (and is available in prepackaged pints at Local Kitchens' Peninsula micro food halls). The company opened up shop in Redwood City on Tuesday, July 26.

Humphry Slocombe doesn't sell classic ice cream flavors — most flavors on the menu, invented by chef and co-founder Godby, might need further explanation. The 10 current flavors sold at all locations include Secret Breakfast, made with bourbon and cornflakes, Chili Vanilla and vegan Toasted Sesame & Chocolate. Pints of Humphry Slocombe ice cream are available at all locations, and the store also sells sundaes and floats in addition to scoops.

"This city is known for its great climate and profound sense of community, so it makes perfect sense that local ice cream aficionados now have place to gather with friends and family, get their 'weird' on and experience a grown up, delicious, full-flavored ice cream adventure," Sean Vahey, Humphry Slocombe co-founder, said in a statement.

The store celebrated the grand opening of its Redwood City location by handing out free scoops. Guests were encouraged to give an optional donation of $1 to local nonprofit Redwood City Together. Humphry Slocombe Redwood City will be open daily from 1-10 p.m.

Humphry Slocombe, 2077 Broadway, Redwood City. Instagram: @humphryslocombe.

—Stephanie Gerson

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