The Baked Bear Handcrafted Ice Cream Sandwich Parlor Announces Two New North County Locations

January 8, 2015

San Diegans swearing off sugar in 2015 may have to put those plans on hold. The Baked Bear, San Diego’s favorite artisan cookie and ice cream sandwich parlor, has announced the opening of two new locations in two North County communities this year - La Costa (located at 7610 Via Campanile, Suite #142,  Carlsbad) is slated for Saturday, February 7 grand opening and Carmel Valley (5950 Village Way #101) will open in early April.

“We’ve been overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement by the positive response to our first location in Pacific Beach this past year and can’t wait to open two new stores in the area Rob and I grew up in,” said co-founder, Shane Stanger, who opened The Baked Bear, a modern take on an old-fashioned ice cream sandwich shop with childhood friend, Rob Robbins, in 2013.

“Both locations will offer our current menu - made-to-order combinations of baked in-house cookies, waffles, brownies and donuts with craft ice cream, hot fudge sundaes and our specialty item, the Bear Bowl, which is a warm chocolate chip cookie pie with a scoop of ice cream on top,” added Robbins. “The newest addition to the process is hot-pressing your ice cream sandwich; warming the cookies on the outside, while leaving the ice cream cool in the middle,” Robbins also mentioned.

The Baked Bear’s La Costa and Carmel Valley stores will be the company’s third and fourth locations. Its Mission Boulevard location was joined by The Baked Bear’s Petco Park location just three months after opening its doors. The New Year also brings new opportunities for Stanger and Robbins, who confirmed that The Baked Bear is offering franchising opportunities in 2015.

“We look forward to expanding our concept even further in cities we haven’t yet had access to and growing the company with like-minded people, but won’t lose sight of our original goal: to serve freshly baked, gourmet cookies and premium ice cream at an affordable price to the community,” said Stanger.

Breaking into the food industry in Pacific Beach alongside your best friend is a tradition that runs in the Robbins family, as Rob’s father, Barry Robbins, founded Chicago’s Brother Pizza nearly 40 years ago in Pacific Beach with his own childhood cohort. The team went on to open Milton's Deli which has been a staple restaurant in San Diego for nearly 20 years.

The La Costa grand opening is planned for Saturday, February 7. The Baked Bear will be giving out free ice cream sandwiches to every guest from 12-4pm.

For more information about The Baked Bear, including the menu and hours, visit