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“that doesn't sound like ice cream”

Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
Ranked #1 of 143 Dessert in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Mission District
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Came here after lunch on a warm Saturday afternoon. The line was almost to the corner (there are further partitions going around the corner). After a ~20 minute wait, it was our turn to sample their delicious, creative concoctions, including Salted Caramel, Honey Lavender, Coffee Toffee, Earl Grey, and Ginger. Highly recommend Earl Grey to any tea lovers...it has a deep, floral flavor that is more aromatic than Il Laboratorio del Gelato's in NYC (my previous favorite ice cream shop). Luckily, even their Single gives you two flavors...and if you're really indecisive, the Triple can hold four.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

Yesterday on a bus tour of San Francisco the tour guide had taken us past Bi-Rite, pointing out its very long Sunday afternoon line to get in for ice cream. We were back in the general area today so went by, and there was virtually no line. We had to wait maybe 5 minutes. And it was well worth the wait. Lots of flavours to chose from - and come choices had very interesting combinations of flavours. Just the sort you would expect from a very hip ice cream parlor. I had a single - 2 scoops: their famous salted caramel and the honey lavender. It was to die for. A perfect accompaniment to a sunny afternoon.

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Reviewed April 8, 2014

I can not believe the ice cream here.... I've never had better... so many flavors I stare endlessly at the window every time trying to decide what's next on the list to get.

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Thank Tony S
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Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

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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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

Thank Debbie D
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