Baked Bear sweet shop opening June 26 in Carmel Valley


Things are getting sweeter in Carmel Valley, just in time for summer. The Baked Bear, San Diego’s original artisan cookie and ice cream sandwich parlor, will be opening its newest location at noon June 26 in Carmel Valley at 5950 Village Way, Suite 101, San Diego, 92130.

Co-founders Shane Stanger and Rob Robbins opened The Baked Bear, a modern take on an old-fashioned ice cream sandwich shop in 2013, after quitting their respective day jobs to fulfill a childhood dream. Just two years later, the pair have another store opening slated for August and more franchising opportunities on the horizon.

“It’s all about bringing homemade recipes and affordable treats to local neighborhoods,” said Robbins, who, like Stanger, is a San Diego native. The Carmel Valley store will be the second to open in North County.

The menu includes just about every ice cream sandwich creation imaginable; made-to-order combinations of baked in-house cookies, brownies and doughnuts with craft ice cream, hot fudge sundaes, and the store’s specialty item, the Bear Bowl, a warm chocolate chip cookie pie with a scoop of ice cream on top. Guests can even control the temperature of their desserts with the hot-press option, which warms the cookies on the outside, leaving the ice cream cool in the middle.

The Carmel Valley store will be the company’s fourth location. Its Mission Boulevard location was joined by The Baked Bear’s Petco Park location just three months after opening its doors, and the La Costa location opened earlier this year.

The Carmel Valley grand opening will include a raffle to win a catered ice cream sandwich party for up to 100 people!