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Top Places To Satisfy Your Ice Cream Craving In San Francisco
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Top Places To Satisfy Your Ice Cream Craving In San Francisco

Picture of Amanda Jones
Updated: 24 November 2016
Whether you have late night cravings or need something to help beat the heat, these ice cream shop treasures in San Francisco are guaranteed to cool you down and cheer you up.
Delicious Double Scoop  l  © star5112/flickr
Delicious Double Scoop l | © star5112/flickr

Bi-rite Creamery

Have you ever had Balsamic Strawberry ice cream? How about Basil? Or Banana Fudge Ripple? Well, at Bi-Rite Creamery these intricate and unique flavors are just a part of everyday life. Located right next to Mission Dolores Park, this creamery is one of the hot spots in the Mission. If you are not in the mood for ice cream, do not fret, they offer cake, cupcakes, sundaes and cookies as well. Not only is their ice cream made by hand, but so is every topping.

Bi-rite Creamery, 3692 18th St San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 626-5600

Orange Blossom with Toasted Almonds  l  © Michele Ursino/flickr
Orange Blossom with Toasted Almonds l | © Michele Ursino/flickr

Mr & Mrs Miscellaneous

How about Lemon Poppy and Cardamom & Rose? WOAH! Mr & Mrs Miscellaneous is located just a block or so from the water, and is one of the hotspots of the locals. There are generally seven or eight flavors available at a time, and they are always changing and rotating to keep things exciting!

Mr & Mrs Miscellaneous, 699 22nd St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 (415) 970-0750

Ben & Jerry’s Best  l  © Qfamily/flickr
Ben & Jerry’s Best l | © Qfamily/flickr

Ben & Jerry’s on Haight

Unless you have been living under a rock, you have probably seen or at least heard of Ben & Jerry’s, with their insane flavors and amazing names like Phish Food or The Tonight Dough. Located right on Haight, this company has been around since 1978, and since their opening they have paired a sweet treat with a strong stance on major social issues. So if you are looking for killer ice cream with a conscience, this is your place!

1480 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 626-4143

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream  l  © Akihito Fujii/flickr
Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream l | © Akihito Fujii/flickr

Humphry Slocombe

After you stop in the Mission for incredible burritos, head over to Humphry Slocombe for some of the most delicious and unique flavors that you may ever find. At this ice cream stop you will find carrot-flavored ice cream, as well as Ancho Chilies, and of course, more of the classics. This is the type of place where ice cream gurus get their fill, and luckily for you, there are branches all over San Francisco! Check out their website for a full list of the flavors and locations where you can get this sweet treat.

Humphry Slocombe, 2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA, USA,+1 (415) 550-6971

Ice Cream Bar SF  l  © davitydave/flickr
Ice Cream Bar SF l | © davitydave/flickr

Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain SF

Do you miss getting those delicious ice cream cones and milkshakes from classic diners? Look no further than the Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain in San Francisco! With a 1930s vibe that is almost impossible to find nowadays, everything is made in house, and it is clear that their ice cream is like no other because they have been written about in dozens of online and paper articles. This amazing ice cream joint provides a unique retro experience that is not to be missed.

Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain SF, 815 Cole St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 (415) 742-4932