The Original Ghirardelli Ice Cream & Chocolate Shop
This classic SF ice cream shop is never without a line of tourists out the door, drawn in by the wafting aroma of roasting cocoa beans and freshly baked waffle cones. Those of us who live here tend to overlook it, but even locals (especially locals!) deserve the gift that is Ghirardelli’s World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae (vanilla ice cream and handmade hot fudge topped with whipped cream, diced almonds, and a cherry) in a handmade waffle bowl dipped in chocolate. Don’t want to wait in the long line? Walk to the middle of Ghirardelli Square, where you’ll find the recently renovated Ghirardelli Square Chocolate Experience and can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the magic is made (specifically the sundaes) and a live chocolate bar creation (for enjoyment later on).
How to order: Walk-ins welcome.