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
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?
These are the beautiful children of OFEDA and this is their story…
We live in a small government-owned tent camp on Rues des Freres, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Our mothers were merchants who sold items at the local markets and were skilled in handcrafts such as embroidery and crochet. Then we were displaced by the 2010 earthquake.
After the earthquake our mothers came together determined to improve our lives, to rebuild our homes, and to educate us.
Our mothers started a business called OFEDA in hopes of finding a way to get us out of the tent camps, reclaim our lives and continue to move forward with security and dignity.
Our moms have started this business by making handmade greeting cards. The conditions under which they work are extremely challenging. During the daily summer monsoons our mothers work in a sweltering tent or outside where the wind and dust make card-making a challenge.
Our moms also hope to save $4000-5000 to be able to rent an office space for a year and another $5000 to invest in the purchase dry goods such as beans, flour, rice, and sugar that would allow them to sell commodities regularly for a profit.
Of the 200 women in our community, currently only 30 have consistent work. Visiting and purchasing items from OFEDA could have a huge impacts our livelihood since 100 percent of the sale of these cards goes directly to our community. Thank you.
Disclosure: I received grant money from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) and a scholarship from Everywhere to help with the cost of this trip. However, all additional expenses are paid for by me. I am not required to share any part of this trip to Haiti. Please follow us and our journey via the #Bloggers4Haiti hashtag.
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber
Much like the road from Port-au-Prince to Jacmel; the path of life is rarely a straight line.
And it ALWAYS takes MUCH longer than you think.
But if you are patient and enjoy the ride, the end is worth the wait.
Disclosure: I received grant money from the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund (CBHF) and a scholarship from Everywhere to help with the cost of this trip. However, all additional expenses are paid for by me. I am not required to share any part of this trip to Haiti.