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“Bi-right is exceptional”

Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
Ranked #1 of 146 Dessert in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Mission District
Silver Spring, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Bi-right is exceptional”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is an extraordinary grocery store--to call it that is actually demeaning as it is a unique shopping experience. I stopped in to find Gate Comme des Filles chocolates (Alexandra Whisnant). Searching amid the large display of dozens of fine, choice chocolate bars and boxes, a knowledgeable employee came to help me. Alexandra's chocoates ("best i've ever tasted," he said) we out until Friday delivery. However, I had a long list of others--some rate--which I was able to fill. Not a square inch of store space is wasted. Every item is the best in category, it seems. I was absolutely delighted!

Visited April 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“that doesn't sound like ice cream”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Totally Wonderful Afternoon Ice Cream”
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.

  • Visited April 2014
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bi-Rite is just Awesome Icecream!!!”
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.

  • Visited April 2014
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Larchmont, New York
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139 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Incredible Salted Caramel Ice Cream!”
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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