San Francisco is an ice cream town. And the rest of the Bay Area? Just an even bigger excuse to binge on too much sugar.
And binge we do, come warm weather or cold. We're crazy enough to stand outside, in line, for an eternity, in the fog. Just for a scoop of the most-buzzed about flavors. Sunday, July 14th is National Ice Cream day once again—as if you needed any more reasons to dip into our favorite scoops. We've even included some fro-yo, gelato, and vegan versions too—because hey, we don't discriminate.
The Best Ice Cream in San Francisco
The Oregon Import: An OG cult ice cream, Salt & Straw is not for plain ole vanillas. The small batch ice cream is all about intense (and sometimes cuckoo) flavor combos: Sightglass Coffee cashew praline; freckled mint Tcho-colate chip. Follow the smell of fresh baked waffle cones—and the line out the door. Not one to wait? Salt & Straw is offering free pint delivery via Postmates July 14th through 22nd. // 586 Hayes St. (Hayes Valley) and 2201 Fillmore St. (Pac Heights), saltandstraw.com
This article has been updated since it was originally published in July 2017.