From the very popular creators of the Coolhaus truck comes the Phydough truck, a new lunch truck that caters only to dogs by serving gourmet artisanal cookies, ice cream and dough that you purchase to bake treats later. The line of soy- and yogurt-based ice cream that Coolhaus has specially made for Phydough has been dubbed “Bowhaus.”
According to the Coolhaus website, “The cookies and the dough are all housemade in small batches.”
All of the ingredients used to make these treats are organic and human grade; some products are even artisanal grade. Although the products don’t contain processed sugar, some of them are sweetened with agave syrup.
“I’m all about the bacon. So, since we have both bacon cookies and bacon ice cream, that makes me happy,” Patrick Guilfoyle, owner of Phydough, said. He added, ”Yes, I’ve tasted them a hundred times.”
Guilfoyle and his wife share their home with their five dogs, three of which are official taste testers. There’s Yethe, a 10-year-old Shepherd mix; Ditto, a 10-year-old Maltese; Junk, a 5-year-old Norfolk Terrier; Me2, a Belgian Malinois; and Hissy, a 5-month-old Maltese. As if he weren’t busy enough, Guilfoyle also owns a boutique kennel called Double Dog Dare Ya in Burbank, Calif.
The Coolhaus website has a section called “Dog Favorites” which features the nine dogs in the Phydough Family and their top treats. There’s “The Hamilton,” who loves the peas, yogurt, and and PB & bacon ice-cream combo, or my personal favorite, “The Bella,” who enjoys red velvet and cookie dough ice cream.
You can select from 10 different flavors of cookies, such as carrot honey, sesame agave or duck fat. There are four flavors of ice cream, including foie gras, a popular flavor that Coolhaus also serves, as well as three bake-at-home pawducts that you can purchase when your pup pal gets a craving.
The cookies will cost you $5 for three, $8 for six or $15 for a dozen; the take-home doughs are $10; ice cream is $2 a scoop; and sandwiches are $4.