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“Incredible Salted Caramel Ice Cream!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
3692 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94110 (Mission District)
(415) 626-5600
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Ranked #7 of 5,102 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Bakeries, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dessert, Late Night
Neighborhood: Mission District
Larchmont, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Incredible Salted Caramel Ice Cream!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This small neighborhood spot is a real find! The salted caramel was superb, as promised! Often, I've found salted caramel too cloyingly sweet, but this was PERFECT! It was intensely flavored, the sweetness was restrained and balanced nicely with the touch of burnt caramel and salt. Also really enjoyed the ginger and the cinnamon with snickerdoodle. Wish I could have tried more flavors! Very creamy - a real winner!

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Turlock, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Yummy ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Had to have Bi-Rite ice cream because of their book and reviews. It was a rainy morning but the ice cream was very good. Had fun in their Market too across the street

Visited March 2014
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San Francisco Bay Area
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“Fantastic Ice Cream and toppings”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

My first experience with the Bi-Rite Creamery was today. We stopped by, jumped in the sidewalk line..and then tried a variety of flavors and toppings. We only tried ice creams.

Lots of people with the same idea, and it's no mystery why. Great Ice Cream!

Your very near Delores Park...parking is quite the challenge.

Enjoy!

Visited March 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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19 restaurant reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Unique Flavored Ice Creams”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Gone are the days for 25 cent ice-creams. Even Thrifty starts at around a dollar. Oh well. A single (you can get one flavor to two flavors) is nearly USD $ 3 here and goes up for double and triple. The good news is that the ice cream here is worth the price. There are many unique flavors and some of them are seasonal. My favorites so far have been earl grey, orange cardamom, salted caramel and toasted coconut. I'm sure the other flavors are delicious as well. The texture and the consistency is just right - unlike at places like Coldstone where you get it nearly melted after it's been mixed. Be warned - the line can be long if the weather turns warm, on weekends or certain time of days (dinner, lunch, etc). But the staff there tries to move the line along as quick as possible.

  • Visited March 2014
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London
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“Delicious but a trek to get to”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

It really does serve great ice cream but it is a bit out of the way. The shop is close to the Caestro/Mission area of San Fran which is not anywhere near the harbour area (just to be aware). It is a bus / taxi journey but there are a lot of lovely cafés, restaurants and parks in the area so worth a visit to the area generally if you have a spare day.

All that said, if you do make the journey, definitely go to Bi-Rite. The salted caramel is delicious!

Visited March 2014
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