Ice cream shop owner Aaron Barker still has his space at the Truck Yard off Lower Greenville, but our neighborhood is the new headquarters for Carnival Barker’s, he says. The 400-square-foot shop at Jefferson Tower, which opened in June, is about twice the size of the Truck Yard space, and it has more room for production and experimentation, Barker says. Hot sellers in Oak Cliff include The Cinnamon Toast Crunch treat sandwich. Take one enormous scoop of handmade ice cream and squish it between two even more enormous cereal treats. All the ice cream at Carnival Barker’s is made in small batches with no artificial flavors or coloring. Barker always offers vanilla, chocolate and strawberry, but otherwise, flavors rotate. Recently, he gave some space to his pal Kevin Chapman of Kessler Plaza who serves his award-winning chili in a bowl, on frito pie or on hot dogs.
Carnival Barker’s Ice Creams
345 W. Jefferson
Noon-10 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday; Noon-Midnight Friday and Saturday; Closed Monday
Did you know?
you can Add bacon to anything for $1
A Cinnamon Toast Crunch treat topped with vanilla ice cream and bacon: Photo by Kathy Tran