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Flavor Focus: The Funnel House

Need a restaurant with unique desserts for that special day out? The Funnel House is a great place to enjoy delicious handcrafted treats on any occasion!

The Funnel House specializes in original recipe items that include fresh funnel cakes, churros, cookies, ice cream sandwiches and much more.

In 2005, co-owners Patty Wirth and Bridget Thordarson opened the first Funnel House in Shoreline Village Long Beach, Calif. This store opened after much success with their previous dessert store, Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt on the Boardwalk.

After the first opening in Long Beach, Wirth and Thordarson expanded The Funnel House into Orange County. The second Funnel House opened in Huntington Beach, Calif. in 2013. Similar to the Long Beach location, the second Funnel House continues to serve original recipe treats to the “Surf City” customers.

Funnel cakes are considered the most popular item served at The Funnel House. A funnel cake is a made-to-order doughy treat topped with powdered sugar. Funnel with fruit is also a funnel cake with the choice of five different types of fruit toppings. These fruit toppings include fresh strawberries, strawberry sauce, strawberry banana, boysenberry and apple. Add ice cream, fruit topping, caramel or chocolate sauce and whipped cream for a delectable funnel sundae, or what they call a “fundae.” No need for an admission ticket to any amusement park or county fair when you can order a funnel cake from The Funnel House!

The Churro is another popular item served at The Funnel House. Crispy on the outside, doughy on the inside, these made-to-order cinnamon creations are cooked to perfection!

The variety of cookies served at The Funnel House are also baked from an original recipe. These cookies include chocolate chip, snickerdoodle, oatmeal raisin, white chocolate macadamia nut, peanut butter and M&M. Take two cookies and add ice cream for a mouth-watering ice cream sandwich!

The Funnel House also sell its own specialty brownies, coffee cake and banana bread. Heat up a brownie and add ice cream, chocolate or caramel sauce and whipped cream for a brownie sundae!

Are you hungry yet? The Funnel House is opened year-round, so why wait for the county fair to return when you can grab a delicious funnel cake or any other treat on any special day!

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