Even though the weather seldom reaches higher than 60 degrees, San Francisco residents love to go out for ice cream. There are many places to get this cold treat in the Bay Area, and they offer flavors that are worlds away from the classic chocolate and vanilla that you enjoyed as a kid. Here are two of the city's best ice cream shops.
With a mixture of sweet and savory flavors that you might never have imagined, Bi-Rite Creamery offers truly gourmet ice cream for serious foodies. Honey lavender, balsamic strawberry, and Earl Grey are just a few of the most popular flavors, and there are also elaborate sundaes with equally interesting toppings. The line stretches out the door on warm days, but it’s more than worth it once you sample that first bite.
3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110; (415) 626-5600
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous has a stark white, industrial-style interior that’s much more chic than most ice cream shops, and its complex ice creams are just as high quality. The hard pack ice cream is made with premium ingredients in flavors like black sesame and basil chocolate chip, and the artisan ice cones provide the perfect base. If you’re still hungry after the rich, creamy ice cream, the shop also sells homemade brittles and cookies that are equally delicious.
699 22nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107; (415) 970-0750