Tired of standing in line for face-meltingly good ice cream in the Mission? Cool, because now you can also do it in Western Addition (!!) at Bi-Rite Market Divisadero, the second, lightly larger location of the esteemed Mission-born creamery + market + sandwich shop + butchershop.
This ice cream parlor sports three different bars, black marble tables, and enough Ayn Randian decoration to fit into any level of Bioshock: art-deco tiles, porthole mirrors, glowing blue diamond lights, and presumably soon, terrifyingly dead-eyed children.
Started by a pair with experience working at Wolfgang Puck's Spago, this hidden Dogpatch parlor has both regular flavors and some crazier ones like Chocolate Chicory Coffee, which you can also get in float form, or how you'll feel after eating it.
This Hayes Valley outpost is named exactly for how you'll feel after having one of its made-in-front-of-you-using-liquid-nitrogen ice creams -- smitten! Featuring seasonal flavors and classics, all made from scratch, Smitten's no gimmick -- these super-creamy, foodie-approved treats are the real (tasty) deal.
This Mission ice cream joint's serving seriously creative flavors like ancho chilies and mushroom, but they've also got more conventional flavors like Tahitian vanilla and malted milk chocolate.