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Need to rent an ice cream truck for birthday party in SFV....ideas?

ssegil Jan 23, 2010 07:59 AM

Dandy Don's is too expensive at $700 - looking more for an actual ice cream truck or soft serve option. Any help would be appreciated. BTW the melted popsicle people moved to New Orleans. Thanks!

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    dvsndvs Jan 23, 2010 08:11 AM

    The easiest sheapest option would be to find one and get their card. They usually hang around schools right as the dismissal bell rings.

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      Burger Boy Jan 23, 2010 10:20 AM

      What about Coolhaus for 1 hour, I am sure if you guaranteed so many sandwiches. What melted posicle people?

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      1. re: Burger Boy
        ssegil Jan 23, 2010 11:02 AM

        On older posts from 2007, several people recommended meltdown popsicle (got the name wrong before).

        I loved the Coolhaus idea - I emailed them.
        The only problem with regular ice cream trucks is the ones in our area are creepy vans and not sure how reliable they are. Plus, not sure I want to serve my guests bomb pops. But they are cheap!! Crossing my fingers Coolhaus ends up being relatively reasonable.

        1. re: Burger Boy
          MahiMahiFish Jan 24, 2010 06:00 PM

          I have to strongly second Coolhaus...outstanding!

        2. J.L. Jan 23, 2010 04:27 PM

          Having just tried this, I give it a thumbs up!

          King Kone - available for rental...


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          1. re: J.L.
            ssegil Jan 23, 2010 04:57 PM

            J.L. - thanks for the info. I emailed them. Did you hire them? If so, how much was it if you don't mind my asking.

            1. re: ssegil
              J.L. Jan 24, 2010 09:29 AM

              I bought a King Kone and a banana milkshake from them at the recent food truck fest. Yum!

              Sorry, I didn't inquire into prices regarding rental. They are an enthusiastic upstart business - I suspect you might be able to haggle on a good price...

            2. re: J.L.
              ssegil Jan 25, 2010 06:47 AM

              King Kone looked great, but they are booked for the date already :-( I am awaiting replies from the others. So far, all american softy looks promising...
              Anyone used them before?

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              chuck Jan 23, 2010 05:11 PM

              There is an ice cream truck commisary on Parthenia at Vanalden. You could reach a bunch of trucks at the same time there. We once rented one of those ice cream carts from another commissary on Parthenia a block or 2 east of Sepulveda.

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              1. re: chuck
                tonishe May 23, 2011 01:03 AM

                I live in the SFV and looking for an ice cream cart rental for my daughter's birthday. Can you please tell me if you can still remember the name of the commisary u rented the ice cream cart. thanks!

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                rbchicago Feb 23, 2010 01:39 PM

                If you're still looking for an ice cream truck, groupon.com has a deal today for:

                $75 for Mobile Soft-Serve Ice Cream and Sweet Treats for 25 from All American Softy ($175 Value)

                Here is the link to the deal - it is only valid until midnight on 2/23/10:

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