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Best Dessert Trucks In The Bay Area, California
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Best Dessert Trucks In The Bay Area, California

Picture of Clara Obstfeld
Updated: 10 November 2016
Food trucks these days offer every dining option imaginable. The Bay Area has some of the best trucks around, including dessert trucks to quell your sweet tooth. We’ve rounded up a list of the best.
Salted Caramel and Red Velvet Cupcakes © Brad Greenlee/Flickr
Salted Caramel and Red Velvet Cupcakes | © Brad Greenlee/Flickr


A bright spot on the food truck scene since 2009, Cupkates stands out among the many cupcake spots in the Bay Area. Named ‘Best Food Truck’ by SF Weekly and East Bay Express, the truck consistently serves up delicious treats. Highlights include the popular salted caramel and a deceptively good double vanilla, along with a rotation of seasonal flavors. Cupkates owes much of its success to keeping it simple, using high-quality ingredients to create a scrumptious product.

Pacific Puffs Truck © Gary Stevens/Flickr
Pacific Puffs Truck | © Gary Stevens/Flickr

Pacific Puffs

One of the most interesting food trucks operating in the Bay Area is Pacific Puffs. This is a vehicle that has been dispensing a wide variety of cream puffs since opening in 2011. One of the very best renditions is a puff they call ‘the classic’. This is a freshly baked pastry filled with Madagascar bourbon vanilla cream and topped with a decadent chocolate glaze. Special flavors vary week to week. The classics are true staples here, with customers lining up for these delightful bites.

Garden Creamery

Using high-quality ingredients like Straus organic dairy and agave nectar, Garden Creamery attends to the detail of their frozen ice cream and novelties. The truck offers options for every taste. There are soft-serve, vegan sorbet, and popsicles and ice cream sandwiches on the menu. For the more adventurous eater, flavors like black sesame, taro root cream, and banana salted caramel excite even the most seasoned Bay Area foodie.

Johnny Doughnuts

Serving high-profile clients like Google, Apple, and Facebook, this doughnut truck is in high demand for both private and public events. The doughnuts are freshly made at an off-site location. This means lines move quickly for the coveted treats. The truck serves a variety of expertly executed classics like maple old-fashioned and classic chocolate, satisfying any doughnut purist. More unusual flavors include strawberry and wild berry jam bismark. Specials rotate frequently to highlight seasonal ingredients.

Frozen Kuhsterd

Many trucks in the Bay Area claim to make the best frozen treats, but few rival the dessert from the Frozen Kuhsterd truck. The company was founded in 2011 as a cart vendor. It quickly transformed into a truck, serving custard far and wide. They offer creative flavors like Thai tea, cornflake cereal milk, and sweet corn, providing their customers a huge range of options. Those looking for something decadent can try the cupcake sundae. This is custard sandwiched in a freshly made cupcake and topped with a choice of homemade sauce.