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- 81%Local Culture
- 70%Family Travelers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 56%Business Travelers
Member Reviews (116)
- Bi-Rite CreameryCommunity ManagerMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 06, 2014
One of the most incredible ice cream shops in SF. The flavors are so unique. I had salted caramel, lavender honey and earl grey were my favorite flavors. The line is always pretty long, but worth the wait!
- Bi-Rite CreameryMember ofFoodiesBudget TravelersNightlife LoversFeb 13, 2014
Sunday afternoon with no plans called for a impromptu day around SF for myself and a couple of buds. The line was small and moved at a good pace, so we were inside in only a few minutes. Salted Caramel and Roasted Banana were my choices, although I asked to sample the Balsamic Strawberry before placing my order. I plowed through the cone and two scoops of ice cream in no time flat, which left me extremely tempted to fall back in the still surprisingly short line and grab another one. Salted Caramel had a good balance of sweet and savory. My friend thought it was nasty. Are you serious, woman?! I suppose it's an acquired taste for some, but most will agree that it's pretty damn good. That with Roasted Banana made for probably the best ice cream combo I ever had. No joke. Now that I think about it, the two flavors remind me of Bananas Foster, sans the need for a stove. This place is legit, so I'm putting 5 (stars) on it.
- Bi-Rite CreameryMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 13, 2014
Hours after running a half marathon and burning 1400 calories, I decided to reward myself with ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery. My cousin wasn't as enthusiastic but was game after she found out they had a vegan flavor called chocolate coconut. So we hopped on the bus from Union Square and headed down to the Mission district in search of this famous ice cream place. You see, Bi-Rite has the distinction of being the most reviewed business on Yelp. It was also featured on Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate. I'm sure there are countless articles and news clippings I can dredge up but the point is, they serve up some delicious ice cream and are always busy.
We walk by and there's a huge line. We decided to get a drink at the nearby bar and have dinner before rounding back to get dessert. By the time we head back, the line was just as long as it was when we had walked by earlier. There's a slew of flavors. Most of the flavors are gourmet like balsamic strawberry, salted caramel, pumpkin, or honey lavender. There are the lactose free flavors like chocolate coconut and melon sorbet. But then there are the sundaes. Sam's sundae was particularly interesting to me because it was the sundae that was featured on the Food Network. It features chocolate ice cream, bergamot olive oil, Maldon sea salt & whipped cream. But I decided to taste a few flavors before making up my mind. The cool thing is they give you metal spoons for tasting and wash them for reuse. Way to go!
I tried the balsamic strawberry, pumpkin and honey lavender flavors. I was sold on honey lavender and ordered the Dainty Gentleman sundae: 2 scoops honey lavender ice cream, blood orange olive oil, Maldon sea salt, and hot fudge. The spoons and containers are eco-friendly! Let me just tell you, this sundae will change your life! It was a flavor explosion and was so delicious I didn't mind eating the ENTIRE thing. The combination of chocolate & sea salt with the citrusy olive oil along with the honey lavender ice cream was AMAZING. You will just have to go try it or create your own. Bi-Rite is simply delicious ice cream and I'm so happy I was able to try it.
- Bi-Rite CreameryMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureLGBT+ 1Jan 04, 2014
Set amongst the hipsters and hippies, park-goers and delfina-pizza-munchers, Bi-rite Creamery is a San Francisco legend and icon. In a city that takes its desserts rather seriously, Bi-rite is considered, nearly unanimously, an unmissable spot for ice cream.
Step up to the counter and sample as many of their interesting and freakin' fantastic flavors as you like (I'm a fan of Coffee Toffee and Earl Grey, myself, but Ginger Cinnamon Swirl is something I'll never turn down). If you are just looking for something like an ice cream sandwich or a to-go pint or a cake, there's no need to wait in line. Just grab what you want and take it to the register.
- Bi-Rite CreameryAmbassadorMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9Dec 03, 2013
Oh wow, yum! Don't come on the weekend!!!! I finally had an opportunity to come on a Friday night after dinner and the line was not bad -- 10min! I've passed up stopping on a couple occasions when I was in the area on the weekend because the line stretched to the intersection and around the corner, ugh.
The flavors are genuine and strong. Yum, so creamy too :)
+salted caramel -- strong caramel flavor, yum!
+ricanelas -- has snicker doodle pieces inside
+lavender honey -- strong lavender flavor
+ I LOVE that they let you get two flavors with your single cup/cone :D
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- Bi-Rite CreameryFeb 13, 2014
The line is worth the wait (and oh, how there can be a line): Bi-Rite's ice cream is the definition of what a smooth, creamy spoonful should taste like. During the fall, when SF is at its warmest, get a cup (try at least two flavors, since they have some extremely unique concoctions here - I love the salted caramel and apple cinnamon) and head over to Dolores Park to enjoy your dessert and people watch. Or sit on one of Bi-Rite's benches outside, though you may have to fight for a spot.