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Feb 1, 2002 06:01 PM

Prestons Candy and Ice Cream, Burlingame

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Just got back from Prestons on Broadway, Burlingame. Had a very satisfying ice cream cone, then browsing through their chocolates and candies noticed chocolate covered peanut brittle. Wow. Good stuff. Their mixed nut brittle also looked awesome.

This place has been serving great ice cream since 1946 - the maple nut and the pecan praline are excellent. They don't make it in-house anymore (the ice cream that is, the chocolates are still done there), but it is still made to their recipe by a place called Loards in San Leandro. Mostly traditional flavors, this is no Mitchells with the "exotic" flavors galore, but Prestons does what they do well.

Check em out when you're in Burlingame or on the way to/fro the airport, and they have a newer location in Los Altos now too.

1170 Broadway
Burlingame, CA
Phone 650.344.3254


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  1. Thanks for the post! I've seen the place and have been wondering whether it would be worth trying to park. . .

    2 Replies
    1. re: Pia
      Zach Georgopoulos

      Parking usually isn't too bad by Preston's. To make it even more worthwhile, there's a great little wine shop right next door (Weimax).

      1. re: Zach Georgopoulos
        Jean Phillipe Rasteau

        I can to you second the motion on the wine place near to the Preston's! This is a wonderful place to shop for wine. We sometimes go into their tasting room and buy tastes of various wines (the other day, a Hudelot-Noellat Nuits-St.-Georges 1er cru and a Chardonnay from Barnett, Napa, I think). That is one dangerous little street!
        Parking, I have found, is easy in the new lot near Wells Fargo bank.

    2. Preston's is a GREAT place. It's just the sort of place you always wish there were more of--unique, homey, with quality stuff. Check out the mango ice cream.