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Sweet Treat
Ice Cream in the Park
Where
Bi-Rite Creamery
Neighborhood
The Mission

On those warm Dolores Park or Alamo Square days, sunning San Franciscans will line up around the block for a Bi-Rite cone. Their chocolate ice cream is traditional and satisfying. For something a little more daring, try their signature “Sam’s Sundae” — a sweet and savory concoction of chocolate ice cream with bergamot olive oil, Maldon’s sea salt, and whipped cream.

Pro Tip

"The soft serve line is always MUCH shorter. Their selection is more limited but it's just as tasty!"

Gregory Wild-Smith
What to Order

"Everyone always talks about the salted caramel, but the ricanelas (cinnamon with snickerdoodles) is where it's at."

Katrina Kurnit

Made in small batches, this is San Francisco ice cream at its finest. Order like an insider (tip: stick to fan-approved flavors such as honey lavender, salted caramel, and balsamic strawberry) and you’ll understand why the line routinely wraps around the block.

All of Bi-Rite's ice creams are, first and foremost, incredibly creamy. Look at the recipe for their standard base and it's easy to see why: they use a higher ratio of cream to other ingredients than most other recipes out there, 1 3/4 cups cream to 3/4 cups of milk for not-quite-a-quart. It's best not to think about the caloric impact of it, and focus on the flavor instead, which rings clear and true in a superbly creamy, almost fluffy ice cream.

3692 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-5600
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Victor