Get The Scoop on Humphry Slocombe at Bay Meadows
Established in 2008 by co-founders Jake Godby and Sean Vahey, Humphry Slocombe became an instant hit with the local food scene. So which one is Humphry and which one is Slocombe? The answer is neither. Inspired by their love of British comedy, Humphry Slocombe is named after the two lead characters (Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Slocombe) from the fabulous 1970’s sitcom “Are You Being Served?”
Due to their unusual take on ice cream and uncompromising quality, Humphry Slocombe has been listed as best ice cream in several culinary publications and was named Top 5 Ice Cream in America by Food Network. Today they are more popular than ever, with several locations throughout the Bay Area, including right here at Bay Meadows.
We always look for complementary businesses and at Bay Meadows, we loved the fact that we would be between a Blue Bottle and Roam Burger. Coffee and burgers are perfect complements to ice cream! We also love being near beer and Fieldwork Brewing San Mateo is just across the street, says the team at Humphry Slocombe.
These Yelpers were thrilled about the new retail opening in our neighborhood, writing:
Great new location with tons of parking! Looking forward to stopping by here during summertime. – Crystle G.
Best ice cream ever!!! I really love all the flavors, especially secret breakfast and brown sugar! – Flannery A.
The company’s innovative and delicious flavors have garnered a cult following among foodies and dessert enthusiasts alike. Boasting names as creative as their flavors, Humphrey Slocombe offers an ever-evolving and diverse menu of refreshing treats. Some of their most popular flavors include Secret Breakfast (bourbon and cornflakes), Vietnamese Coffee, Tahitian Vanilla and Black Sesame. They also offer vegan and gluten-free options as well. Two new vegan flavors just introduced include Cherry Elderflower and XXXL Chocolate!
Delicious ice cream with well thought flavors! So excited to see them expand down the peninsula! I got the Vietnamese Coffee today, but Secret Breakfast is another fav and a classic of theirs! I am gluten free and was happy to see they have gluten free cones available! – Crystal D. via Yelp
What is Sean and Jake’s personal favorite flavor? The answer is the same – Vietnamese Coffee. Most recently though, another flavor (introduced last year) has captured Jake’s heart, the Spiced Pear, which was created with St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur.
The top three best selling brand flavors are Secret Breakfast, Malted Milk Chocolate and Vietnamese Coffee!
Stop by the shop soon and say hello to our newest San Mateo retail neighbors at Bay Meadows. Watch for limited-time flavors and specialty collaborations like April 2023’s Fieldwork Black Berry Parfait ice cream which started with FWB’s Blackberry Parfait Fruited Sour Ale, adding a blackberry jam swirl and mixing in white chocolate chip oat cookies.
Experience Midurban life. Bay Meadows is a family-friendly neighborhood with lots of open space to enjoy all-year long. Whether it’s growing your own vegetables in an organic community garden, playing a game of pick-up basketball after work, team building over bocce in the beer garden, picnicking with family on warm summer nights or with a run around the park, there’s no shortage of green space to explore. Check out life out and about at Bay Meadows by following us on Instagram.