Adam Smith Is Obsessed With Ice Cream


Adam Smith, the owner of Fog City News, presides over the city’s best collection of two of our favorite things, chocolate and magazines, with a passion that verges on obsession  (hint: Fog City is a great spot to load up on stocking stuffers). Smith’s sweet tooth runs deep—his other obsession: ice cream.

“You would think I have enough of a sweet tooth as it is, but I am an absolute SLAVE to ice cream. I forbid myself to keep it in the house. I love it so much that it kind of freaks me out. One year I took a group of friends on an ice cream tour of the Bay Area, and I used coffee ice cream as my point of comparison. I don’t drink coffee, but I love coffee ice cream. Swenson's, believe it or not, was the winner. So Swenson's is my go-to choice partially for that reason, but also because I tend to favor places with a sense of history and Swenson's has that over the rest of the pack. But I’m also a sucker for Haagen Dazs. They charge outrageous prices, but they really have it dialed in. I love the strawberry, coffee and chocolate. Oh, and the mint chip. And the Swiss almond … swoon, swoon! One slow night at Ben & Jerry’s the guys behind the counter let me sample every single flavor. There were 50 of them—I think they were challenging me. What did that experience teach me? That I have a dangerous sweet tooth.”

Swenson’s, 1999 Hyde St., 415-775-6818
Häagen-Dazs, 865 Market St., 415-896-1550

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