Smitten Ice Cream
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.
We’re always wary of a gimmick, but when a gimmick works (shout out to limited drops), we’re happy to give it credit. And in the case of Smitten, we’re giving it extra credit. The made-to-order-while-you-watch ice cream, flash-frozen with liquid nitrogen, is so smooth that it’s hard to comprehend. If you’ve ever turned your nose up at “plain” vanilla, Smitten’s version may change your whole attitude. You can get yours in a cup, but why would you do that when you could also get it in a hand-rolled waffle cone made with a secret in-house recipe?
How to order: Walk-ins welcome.