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Best Ice Cream SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA

Nothing beats the heat of a Bay Area summer day like a big bowl of your favorite frozen treat. Consult our best ice cream list to find the hottest spots in San Francisco to cool off with some fresh sorbet or rich gelato.

View the Top 10 Ice Cream Parlors and Top 10 Frozen Yogurt Shops in San Francisco.


Bi-Rite Creamery & Bakeshop Ice Cream
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3692 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Indulgent small-batch ice creams and baked goods crafted with local ingredients. More...

Chocolatier Blue Parlor Ice Cream
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1809 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 94710

Ice cream conceptualized and crafted by a chef who trained with the best. More...

DeLise Dessert Cafe Desserts
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327 Bay St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Daring flavor blends distinguish the gourmet pastries and house-made ice creams at this cozy café. More...

Fairfax Scoop Ice Cream
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63 Broadway Blvd.
Fairfax, CA 94930

Fairfax Scoop churns up organic ice cream from local cream and fruit. More...

Fentons Creamery & Restaurant Ice Cream
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4226 Piedmont Ave.
Oakland, CA 94611
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Serving handcrafted ice cream for well over a century, Fentons has delighted generations of dessert-lovers. More...

Gelateria Naia Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Gelateria Naia, San Francisco, CA 520 Columbus Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
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North Beach locale for seasonal, all-natural Italian-style gelato and sorbetto hand-made with top ingredients. More...

Ghirardelli Chocolate Manufactory & Soda Fountain Ice Cream
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Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Ice cream, special sundaes or hot chocolate made with Ghirardelli's chocolate. More...

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
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2790 Harrison St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Requisite foodie stop in the Mission that raises ice cream to new and quirky artisanal heights. More...

The Ice Cream Bar Ice Cream
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Dining Room at The Ice Cream Bar, San Francisco, CA 815 Cole St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

Retro fixtures and recipes deliver ice cream treats and lunch counter favorites for kids and adults. More...

Ici Ice Cream
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2948 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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This sweet scoop shop on College Avenue in Berkeley serves up deluxe ice cream in unusual flavors. More...

Joe's Ice Cream Ice Cream
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5420 Geary Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94121
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With ice cream made on the premises, this storefront is a delightful place for thick, old-fashioned milkshakes that barely make it up the straw. More...

La Copa Loca Ice Cream
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Dining Room at La Copa Loca, San Francisco, CA 3150 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Mission destination for thirty flavors of gelato (including sugar-free and soy) and sorbetto. More...

Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream Ice Cream
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1447 Taraval St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
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Ice cream shop that blends traditional Italian gelato with Chinese flavors. More...

Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Melt Gelato & Crepe Cafe, San Francisco, CA Westfield San Francisco Centre
895 Market St., Ste. FE14
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Gelato and crêpe destination on the concourse level of the Westfield San Francisco Centre satisfies a shopping-induced sweet tooth. More...

Mitchell's Ice Cream Ice Cream
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Dining Room at Mitchell 688 San Jose Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Ice creams and sorbets, from standard flavors to the exotic, at this San Francisco mainstay. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous Ice Cream
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699 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94107

Sleek, thoroughly modern ice cream parlor catering to grown-up and adventurous tastes without neglecting the classics. More...

Noci Gelato Ice Cream
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17 E. Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Gelato and sorbet made with seasonal, local and organic ingredients. More...

Polly Ann Ice Cream Ice Cream
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3142 Noriega St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
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Whimsical flavors (and a fun attitude) can be found at this longstanding ice cream store. More...

St. Francis Fountain Diner
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Dining Room at St. Francis Fountain, San Francisco, CA 2801 24th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
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San Francisco's oldest ice cream parlor doubles as a popular brunch spot. More...

Swensen's Ice Cream Ice Cream
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1999 Hyde St.
San Francisco, CA 94109

Friendly, old-fashioned ice cream parlor---the modest flagship shoppe for an international chain. More...

Tara’s Organic Ice Cream Ice Cream
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3173 College Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94705
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A world of certified organic ice creams is taste bud and environmentally friendly. More...

Three Twins Ice Cream Ice Cream
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Terra Linda Shopping Center
641 Del Ganado Rd.
San Rafael, CA 94903
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Three Twins is a Bay Area pioneer in creating certified organic ice cream in classic as well as original flavor combinations. More...

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