Sweet Sensations: The Haute 5 Ice Cream Shops in San Francisco

On those rare, but glorious, hot San Francisco days, nothing cools you down better than a delicious ice cream cone. Check out the venues below for some of the best scoops in the city.

Bi-Rite Creamery

Bi-Rite is unbeatably the best ice cream shop in San Francisco. Their name is synonymous with best San Francisco ice cream. Their salted caramel is known to be one of their best flavors.

Bi-Rite Creamery is located at 3692 18th St., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.biritecreamery.com.

Swensen’s Ice Cream

This ice cream shop and grill serves up tasty diner cuisine and delicious ice cream sundaes. Their Chocolate Earthquake sundae consists of 8 scoops of ice cream topped with hot fudge, butterscotch, hot caramel, strawberry, pineapple jam, marshmallow, mixed almonds, whipped cream and cherries.

Swensen’s Ice Cream is located at 1999 Hyde St., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.swensensicecream.com.

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous

This relatively new venue is already generating positive buzz. The couple owners, Ian Flores and Annabelle Topacio, scoop up some mouth-watering flavors, such as Candied Violet and Orange Blossom Honey, in this quaint Dogpatch shop.

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous is located at 699 22nd St., San Francisco.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream

This old fashioned ice cream shop has been serving delicious flavors with fresh ingredients since 1953. Their flavors are pretty standard, but excellently done.

Mitchell’s Ice Cream is located at 688 San Jose Ave., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.mitchellsicecream.com.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

This ice cream shop is for the adventurous eater. Their unique flavor combinations, such as Secret Breakfast and Salt & Pepper, have patrons lining up around the block. Their rotating menu always offers new concoctions.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream is located at 2790 Harrison St., San Francisco. Visit their website at www.humphryslocombe.com.