Top Ice Cream Shops In San Francisco
Hi munchers! Are you looking for the top ice cream shops in San Francisco? You’ve come to the right place! If you know me, you know my weakness is anything on a cone. From ice cream, dole whip, shaved ice, to soft serve, I love it all! Today I am bringing ya a list of all my favorite local joints in the Bay Area that reign supreme in my book. These gems are the ones I routinely go back to and they never disappoint. Ya ready? Lets go!
In no particular order…
If you live in SF then you already know how popular Mitchels ice cream is. Its a freaken classic. Mitchels is so popular that small dessert houses even use their ice cream in their stores. Its a classic because they have all the “safe” flavors that we all know and love. Strawberry, chocolate, vanilla…ect. Even though the wait is CRAZY (they have ticket numbers!), it is worth checking out for that #insta shot.
If you have ever been to Disneyland and tried the dole whip, you will fall madly in love with Pineapples. You might be thinking…”this isn’t ice cream!!”. Hear me out here…they have ICE CREAM FLOATS. Yup. You can add ice cream right into your dole whip. Winning? I think yes.
3 Polly Ann
This is my favorite joint of all. But shhh dont let the others know. Why I love it? Its freaken unique. Their flavors are semi asian inspired…jasmine tea? Lychee? Thai tea? YUP. All that unique goodness for ya. They even have a spinning wheel of fortune, which gives you a change to WIN A FREE scoop of ice cream. What?? So go there and show them some love!
4 Joe’s Ice cream
Another one of those “classic” gems, minus the long lines. Like seriously. Theres never a line here, yet its always packed! The workers here love to multitask and work very swiftly. Hence, even though it may be busy, the service is quite speedy. They even have CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANAS. Thats bananas!
5 Over the moon
If you are traveling to San Francisco, I am sure you will find yourself stumbling around in the Marina District. If so, you have to check out Over The Moon ice cream. They have the best Mocha Toffee ice cream. Just thinking about it makes me hangryyy.
What exactly is “snow” you ask? Its like if ice cream and frozen yogurt had a baby. Hard to imagine? Yea. You have to just check it out for yourself! Get the green tea flavor!
Treatbot is an ice cream TRUCK located in San Jose, which is south of San Francisco. I wanted to throw this into the mix just in case some of my munchers out there find their way south.
8 Uji Time
This one is a new favorite of mine! If you read my Vancouver Food Guide then you already know how much I raved about legit soft serve. Uji time brought back that exact same feeling of goodness.
9 Loving Cup
Not a fan of matcha soft serve? I got cha! Loving Cup serves up incredible soft serve flavors that you would normally find in an ice cream. Chocolate, orea, and more!
And there you have it! My absolute top ice cream shops in San Francisco. The secrets out. I hope you find yourself stumbling into one of these shops during your visit!
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