Scrumptious & Sweet ; Bi-Rite Creamery

July 9, 2012

Whew, the summer is getting hot, hot, hot!  Time for a cool down. :)

So toward the end of my trip, I was contemplating what I wanted my first blog post after coming back should be.  I was thinking about a massive photo post of trip highlights, with lots of food porn interspersed, but then, on my last day in San Francisco, I visited Bi-Rite Creamery, and I knew what my destined post would be.

even their sign looks delicious.
Bi-Rite Creamery is located in the Mission District in San Francisco.  Before my trip, I went on a massive hunt for cute restaurants and eateries in San Francisco, and this small ice cream shop topped the list of places I most wanted to visit.  I consider myself so very lucky that Mr. SB's brother (who we were staying with) lived very close to this adorable shop.

the long, long line.
Maybe I live in too small of a city, but I have never had to wait in a line that went out of the door for ice cream.  Especially in a line that went around the corner.  But after having tasted the ice cream, I completely understand, for it is truly delicious.  On a side note, I really like their "Queue up for ice cream here" sign.

finally inside. :)
Arriving inside the shop was like stepping into ice cream heaven.  The shop is somewhat small, but they use their space well and create a very comfortable and friendly vibe.  The left side of the shop is lined with bags of cookies, with their own ice cream recipe book showcased in the middle.  On the opposite side is rows of refrigerated drinks as well as a small hallway that leads to a room with square tables and chairs.  And showcased in the middle is, of course, the ice cream.

I have a soft spot for hand-written menus.
Everything on their menu looked so good (like their Afternoon Snack Sundae, which consists of roasted banana ice cream, their own graham crackers, caramel sauce, and whipped cream.  Mmm).  Part of me really wanted one of their ice cream sandwiches, but I figured since this is my first visit, I should try to keep it simple and sample as many flavors as possible.  So I went with their Double Size Cone.  :)

cone & cup. first time trying that.
Salted caramel, malted vanilla, and cookies & cream.  I was trying to go for all new flavors, but I could not turn away from one of my all-time favorites: cookies & cream.  The salted caramel was yummier than I thought it would be.  I'm kind of craving it again now.

salted caramel, malted vanilla, and balsamic strawberry. the last one was so so good.
Now I completely understand why Bi-Rite Creamery was the first result when I Googled "San Francisco Ice Cream."  After a week of not having had my favorite treat, Bi-Rite's delicious ice cream satisfied my ice cream craving and then some.  If you ever get the chance to go to San Francisco, or if you live there (lucky lucky!), go to this adorable shop and taste ice cream heaven!  :)


34 comments:

  1. Yum that looks so good! Cookies and cream is one of my favorites, but I had salted caramel once and loved it!

    www.vintagelillies.wordpress.com

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    1. Ahh yes, the salted caramel they had was just too delicious. I may dream about that now. So sweet with a slightly salty finish...droool. :)
      xx

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    2. That sounds amazing right now! :)

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  2. That ice cream is hugeeeee!!
    Beautiful pics :(
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I almost couldn't finish it! ...but the keyword there was almost. :P I always make sure to finish my ice cream. :D
      ♥ xixia | thisisxixia.com

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  3. Love the last Photo :) ,i wish to be there too!
    i´m a new Follower

    Lovely Greetings from Austria ,kisses

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    1. Ah thank you! Looking at that picture makes me hungry again. :D
      xx

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  4. Lovely pictures!Follow each other? I'm following you now.

    recklessmermaid.blogspot.nl

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    1. of course! and thank you! :)
      xx

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  5. great great post honey, i wish you the best on your trip :P

    xx

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    1. oh hahah, thank you, but I just got back! it was such a good one. :)
      xx

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  6. That ice cream is immense!! x

    Girl in the North

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    1. yep! immensely delicious, and worth every calorie. :D
      xx

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  7. wow... lovely photos of SF. makes me feel like visiting the place and have yummy ice cream hheeehehe

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    1. ah yayy, i'm glad! that was my intention :P
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  8. Yuuuuum! Making me dribble... I love shops like these! Even the handwriting on the menu boards look adorable. I would love to visit/live in San Francisco! Just for this shop alone ;p Following now, would love if you did too :)

    yay-yah-yeah.blogspot.com

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    1. me too! i love handwriting for menus - makes it much more personable and interesting to read, in my opinion. :)
      and me too. for sure. i will have to visit it again in the future! ^^
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  9. Definitely! Adds character to a shop instead of plain old font ;p
    Solly, was supposed to follow you straight after I posted a comment but surprise, surprise, I got distracted by food on the TV! >< Thank you for following, I appreciate it :) Yes, visit again and munch on some ice cream! Post pics of your whole trip :)

    yay-yah-yeah.blogspot.com

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    1. hahah, all good, I should thank you for following and visiting my blog!! :)
      and heehee, I will definitely try to post about the whole trip! or at least, I will post all my food pictures. mwahahahah. :D
      xx

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    2. No worries. I like the vibe on your blog that's why I wanted to follow :) Thank you for your comment! Agreed: let's keep in touch. Yeah do it. Love checking travel photos. And of course, food porn! Haha!

      yay-yah-yeah.blogspot.com

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  10. Yum! Okay that ice cream looks SCRUMPTIOUS!!! Definitely want some ice cream right now! lol

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    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. it was every bit as yummy as it looks! :)
      and hahah, that's how i feel 80% of my waking hours.
      xx

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  11. Very Inspiring dear,? Good Job

    If you have a minute, please check out my blog and follow me if you haven't yet. I'll appreciate it so much! Thanks!


    Blow A Rainbow

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  12. omg..that ice cream looks sooo yuum..i soo wanna have it..
    hope u had an amazing time there..:)
    xoxo sabbi

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    1. i did! sf is such an awesome city. thank you! :)
      xx

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  13. I like visiting inspiring blogs like this.

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  14. BALSAMIC STRAWBERRY?! Holy crap. That cone looks like the best thing ever, and I don't even typically even like regular ice cream all that much. Salted caramel has always been a top favorite for me too, sweet and salty! This was the perfect first post & welcome back!
    co Hannah

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    1. Then Bi-Rite Creamery is perfect for you, for they serve no ordinary ice cream...but delicious, cravings-inducing, cracktastic ice cream. :)
      But anyways, yes! The salted caramel was so good! I wish I had heard of the flavor sooner. And thank you so much!
      xx

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  15. OMG ICE CREAMMMMM
    What'd I'd do to visit America! Gosh, food is amazing over there! ^^

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    1. That it is. Soooo yummy. :P
      But I think food anywhere is good. That's pretty much the first thing I think about when I travel someplace new! ^^
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  16. this looks d.e.l.i.c.i.o.u.s! Is that mike back there? :P i'd recognize his plaidshirt/hoodie combo anywhere haha. Great post~

    d a n i e l l e | daniellewu.com

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    1. hahah, good eye. :P that hoodie is a staple for him now :)
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