Bi-Rite Creamery (San Francisco, CA)
What you're ordering: The trifecta
If you’re ever on 18th street in the Mission, and you happen to randomly see people lining up at, say, 3pm on a Tuesday, and you think to yourself, “What could possibly be this important?”, the answer is inevitably Bi-Rite. A cult hit since it was opened in 2006 by two pastry chefs across from the iconic Bi-Rite Market, they do not mess around, becoming the first shop in SF to use Straus Family Creamery dairy, which is now synonymous with top ice cream in these parts. Do yourself a favor and opt for the trifecta, a scoop each of their iconic salted caramel, brown sugar with ginger caramel swirl, and malted vanilla with peanut brittle and chocolate, then go take it into Dolores Park and hang out with your other thousand line mates and some dudes selling sh*tty drugs.