5 Local Ice Cream Parlors To Support In SF
Nothing says summer like warm evenings with an ice cream cone in hand. And in San Francisco, we enjoy an array of celebrated parlors, from quaint mom-and-pop spots to start ups gone global. So, when you’re craving your favorite flavor, look no further than the local ice cream shops listed below — now offering takeout options.
One of San Francisco’s most sought-after ice cream shops, Humphry Slocombe, sits right on Harrison Street in the Mission. The parlor serves up an array of funky flavors and concoctions, from Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee with chicory and sweetened condensed milk to their Secret Breakfast flavor with bourbon and cornflakes.
Location: Ferry Building, One San Francisco Bay Trail #8
Hours: 3:30pm to 10:30pm, Monday–Thursday; 1pm to 10:30pm, Friday-Sunday
How to Order: Order takeout from Seamless, Grubhub, Postmates, Doordash or Ubereats.
If you’re seeking a local favorite, Bi-Rite Creamery is the go-to spot. Bi-Rite makes fresh, handcrafted, artisanal sweets, featuring seasonal flavors like Balsamic Strawberry, Peach Cobbler and Ricanelas made with cinnamon ice cream and snickerdoodle cookies. Whether a weekend outing or midday work break, Bi-Rite Creamery will always satisfy your sweet tooth.
Location: 3692 18th St, San Francisco
Hours: 1pm to 8pm, Monday–Sunday
How to Order: biritecreamery.square.site
The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain
Located in Cole Valley, this retro soda fountain is a true blast from the past with some of the city’s most delicious ice cream, to boot. Try out crowd favorites like their Caramelized Honey or Banana Puddin flavors. Pro tip? Top your scooop with a side order of their famed chocolate cookies and brownies.
Location: 815 Cole St at Carl St, Cole Valley
Hours: 3pm to 8pm, Monday–Sunday
How to Order: Postmates
If you’re looking for ice cream with a twist, Steep Creamery in SoMa features an array of indulgent flavors available for takeout. Their Thai-style ice cream is poured in thin layers, frozen in metal sheet pans and shaved into ice cream rolls that are as artistic as they are delicious. Try the celebrated Cookie Crush flavor, mix it up with a Uji Matcha or order a few pints of your favorite from their website.
Location: 270 Brannan St, San Francisco
Hours: 11am to 6pm, Monday–Thursday; 11am-9pm Friday 1pm-9pm Saturday; 1-6pm Sunday.
How to Order: steepsf.com