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Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop

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Mission District
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3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
+1 415-626-5600
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped by the Bi-Rite Creamery to sample (yes, you can get samples) and select some ice cream - I loved the non-dairy chai ice cream made with bananas and coconut milk and my friends bought a variety of dairy ice creams either by the scoop or by the pint. The only downside here is no nutritional info on the... More 

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Thank Lesley B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was great! Could eat all the ice cream, they let you sample...all flavors. They also have a great selection of ice cream sandwiches which you get to create, and divine sundaes.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love trying out local ice cream shops when I travel, so I made sure my visit to SF included Bi Rite! I had Drunken Breakfast, cinnamon snickerdoodle, and black Sesame. They were all amazing but the black sesame was on another level of delicious! Highly recommend this place to anyone who enjoys high quality ice cream.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They iced creams is real good although the line is heckishly long, yo. I prefer plain, but they got them all kinds of crazy flavors and most of it is gluten free.

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Thank Alzor S
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Terrific San Francisco ice cream spot, right near Dolores Park. So fresh, so creamy, so good. Loved the banana and salted caramel.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

salted caramel was the original and still the greatest. the bonus is that you are in the heart of the mission district.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This place is pretty darn good if you want about as close as to the real deal of old fashion and cranking salt and ice bucket old-school ice cream. My dad and my grandfather told me how to make it and I still make it today and I've taught it to my son so we're on the fourth generation. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had a long layover in Oakland, so took the Bart into San Francisco for a stop at Bi-Rite. The salted caramel was delicious, the coffee toffee was good but a distant second to the salted caramel.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The ice cream cookie sandwiches were my weakness on my trip. I ate here multiple times over the span of two weeks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

On a warm day in SF, it is a given that there will be a very long line in front of Bi-Rite. Their ice cream is amazing! My favorite is balsamic strawberry. If you love strawberry ice cream like I do, you will be so happy! While you are there, try their baked goods! At times, they have pie so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Cuisine
American
Meals
After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1532
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-626-5600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighbourhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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