Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bi-Rite Creamery (San Francisco)

Bi-Rite Creamery is definitely one of my favorite places for ice cream in SF. I'm very addicted to their ice cream, and I would go even more often if the lines aren't so long most of the time, especially when the weather is nice. To avoid long waits, the best times to go would be when it is raining, which I have been. You can get in and out within minutes. Understandably, most people want to go on a sunny or warm day, and one can expect to stand in line for over 1/2 hour. Still, it is definitely worth the wait. They change their flavors constantly, but my favorite flavors: Salted Caramel, Honey Lavendar, and the Ginger Caramel, are usually available. The flavor that I often buy for my freezer is the Salted Caramel because it has that delicious slightly burnt flavor while the salt offsets the sweetness of the caramel nicely. Recently I went on a warm day and the ice cream was a bit melted but it still tasted great. Feel free to ask for samples so that you can find the right flavor for you. Keep in mind though that sometimes when it gets too busy they may forgo sampling. Don't forget to get the frequent buyer card!