I scream, you scream, everybody wants ice cream.
I love when we are blessed with warm weather in San Francisco; it provide the perfect excuse for us to eat my favorite food. What is my favorite food? Ice cream, of course.
When you live in this city, you can forget places like Baskin-Robbins; San Franciscans prefer local organic ice creams that are made in small batches with adventurous flavors. Below are our three favorite local ice cream hangouts – we highly suggest you try them out if you haven’t already.
Humphrey Slocombe has gained national attention from their unique flavors, like olive oil and secret breakfast. They have been featured in Food and Wine magazine and Bon Appetit. A local favorite is the Harvey Milk and Honey Graham Cracker, which is made with blackberry honey, homemade graham crackers, and carrot mango sorbet. The staff is always happen to make recommendations if you aren’t sure whether you should try Strawberry Candied Jalapeno or Balsamic Caramel first. You can contact them on Twitter @humphryslocombe, by phone at (415) 550-6971, or just stop by and give them a try: 2790 Harrison St. (at 24th Street).
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous is the newest shop on the ice cream scene. Although still newbies, they already have eight small-batch flavors produced daily. Everything is made in-house, from the flavoring extracts to the cones with a hint of vanilla inside. Their out-of-the-ordinary ice cream includes the Ballpark, which is made from Anchor Steam beer, pretzels, and peanuts. Stop by 699 22nd St. (at Third Street). It’ll be well worth it!
Bi-Rite Creamery, across from the Mission’s Dolores Park, features popular flavor salted caramel, roasted banana and brown sugar with ginger caramel swirl, and the classic cookies and cream. They also have soft serve available in flavors that alternate daily. Some unique daily soft serve flavors include balsamic strawberry and spicy Mexican chocolate. Their address is 3692 18th Street.
What is is your favorite ice cream shop and why?