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“BEST HOMEMADE ICE CREAM IN LIFE!!!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop
Ranked #1 of 146 Dessert in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Mission District
pinole
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“BEST HOMEMADE ICE CREAM IN LIFE!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

My family was visiting from New Mexico the week before last. The kids said after dinner they wanted ice cream. I said I am going to take you for the best homemade ice cream you have ever had. We packed up the car and headed to San Francisco, 45 minutes from where we live.

I kept telling the kids the line will be around the corner and we will have to wait 30 minutes to get our ice cream but it will be well worth it. They said do you drive 45 minutes for ice cream often and we said, ONLY for the Salted Carmel ICE CREAM at Bi-Rite have we ever done this.

We got there, the line was very long, around the corner and up Delores street it went. I dropped everyone off and drove around for 15 minutes til I found parking. The line was moving pretty quickly. It was a Sunday nite around 9pm and it was packed. They weather was perfect, especially for eating ice cream.

We were a party of 6 of which 2 of us have eaten consistently at Bi-Rite and the other four are newbies. We asked the others to just try the salted caramel ice cream and then they could choose whatever they wanted. Everyone tried the Salted Caramel and everyone ORDERED the Salted Caramel ice cream to eat. We even bought an extra quart to bring home. They have freezer bags they pack the ice cream in and it lasts all the way home, that's a 45 minute ride!!!

I highly recommend this creamery to anyone visiting the city or who lives there and for whatever reason hasn't tried it yet. All the ice creams are hand made and amazing, however my heart goes to the Salted Caramel, UNBELIEVABLY YUMMY!!!!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“The most amazing ice cream!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014

Visited Bi-Rite for the first time, and I can't believe it took me so long to get there! They have a wonderful selection of ice cream flavors and baked treats. I ordered a custom sundae - one scoop salted caramel ice cream, one scoop of roasted banana (could eat this every day for the rest of my life), hot fudge, whipped cream and their house-made almond toffee. It was beyond decadent. Also sampled their balsamic strawberry soft serve and their chocolate soft serve - amazing! Visit their website to see all of the incredible options available. They do things the right way, using the freshest ingredients and making everything from scratch.

It is a MUST VISIT destination in the Mission. Don't worry about the really long, strangely segmented, wrap around the corner line - it moves fast, and it is totally worth it. Bonus - Mission Dolores park is across the street and is the perfect place to eat the most perfect ice cream.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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“One of the best creameries in the nation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Everything these guys do is outstanding. Even the vegan chocolate is great, and I can't even stand the word vegan.

Psst! Try Sam's Sundae. Yes, it sounds weird. Yes, it's different from anything you've had before. However, it's one of the best things you'll ever put in your mouth.

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Stormville, New York
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“really good fresh ice cream”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

the ice cream was really good and the price was average. There are a lot of interesting flavor combinations, and they will let you taste anything youd like. The line wraps around the corner, so be ready to wait.

Visited July 2014
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“Salted caramel!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Made the trek to the Divisadero location. Line of about 15 people that moved quick. The salted caramel was so good. Not sure it was worth going all the way there from our hotel in union square just for ice cream, but it was delicious! Looked like some good restaurants nearby, which might make it more worthwhile to head out there if you are a visitor.

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