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Snacks and Stuff Northern California

 

Big Burger Freeze
Mountain View, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's an interesting looking burger stand for Big Burger Freeze. At the left is the close up of the front rooftop sign featuring an "old fashion" sundae.

 

 

Richmaid Ice Cream
Lodi, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

The Richmaid Ice Cream building is in an old early to mid-century structure, complete with non-working clock on top.

 

 

All Star Donuts
San Francisco, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

This All Star Donuts sign features a half dozen donuts splashing into an inviting coffee cup.

 

 

 

 

 

Merlino's
Sacramento, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Merlino's is an old roadside stand that features orange freezes, hot dogs, and more. Not sure if this place is just closed for the day or for good.

 

UPDATE 08/05 : This former Merlino's location is operated by another company now, though still open (as of a few months ago) and selling fruit freezes. Merlino's now has a new location at 32nd and Folsom Boulevard in East Sacramento.

The Stockton Boulevard location closed a few years ago when Merlino's went bankrupt for a while, as did several other locations and a factory. When Merlino's reemerged, they reopened at the Folsom Boulevard site (about 1 3/4 mile north) and have also since started running seasonal freeze stands at Raley Field in West Sacramento (where the minor league Sacramento Rivercats baseball team plays) and at the Arden Fair mall near North Sacramento. Many thanks to Chris for update. 08-05

 

 

Shaw's Candies
Millbrae, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Here's the sign for the Shaw's Candies in Millbrae, CA. Shaw's has been a neighborhood ice cream staple for many years, even serving home made ice cream. Unfortunately, Shaw's closed its doors a few years ago.

 

 

Eskimo Pie
French Camp, CA
Photo courtesy Devil Doll

This ice cream shop features Eskimo pie in French Camp, CA. Check out the graphic on the side of the building. 01-07

 

 

Maple Leaf Donuts
Campbell, CA
Photo courtesy Heather David

Here's a donut shop complete with a neon donut on top of its roofline. The Maple Leaf Donuts is located in Campbell, CA. 07-08

 

 

 

 

 

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