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Jul 7, 2006 10:21 PM

SF - Norman's Ice Cream & Freezes - Mitchell's Ice Cream & halo halo.

View from the Bay mentioned Norman's Ice Cream in the Cannery at Fisherman's Wharf.

In addition to sundaes (sauce is made with Belgium chocolate) they also have halo halo.

They have been in business four years and eight months.

Norman's Ice Cream & Freezes
2801 Leavenworth St (415) 346-3046
San Francisco, CA 94133

*** Note: HEAVILY edited on Saturday July 8th at about 3pm thanks to Atomica's post below. I thought Norman made his own ice cream. It is Mitchell's.

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      1. re: rworange

        I just called them and they said, "We buy our ice cream from Mitchell's."

        You can go to the View From the Bay website and watch the segment again. The owner didn't state that he makes his own ice cream. The reporter said something about most people not knowing that there was a little ice cream shop right in the Cannery, with "ice cream made right here in San Francisco." They talked about halo halo, which the reporter did say you can't get anywhere else, which I venture to guess is incorrect.

        They talked about "seasonal ingredients" and noted that the current two are canteloupe and peach, which just happen to be Mitchell's current fresh flavors. It didn't sound to me like they were implying they made their own ice cream.

        That Belgian chocolate sauce--I would love to try that. I didn't catch if it's a hot or cold sauce.

        1. re: Atomica

          Thanks. I edited the OP and title so as not to confuse people and make them read through wrong info.

          Thanks for saving me a trip to Fisherman's Wharf. I can get Mitchell's near me, if I wanted it.

          Yeah, that halo halo part isn't true, I know at least Goldilocks in SF sells it. Don't think there is a Jollibee the city anymore ... or the one near Albertson's on Mission is 'technically' in the city. They sell halo halo too. The Filipino bakery in that same plaza might sell halo halo.

          Well, I'm just going to take anything I hear on that show with a grain of salt in the future.

          It is a new place though to direct visitors to SF who are looking for Mitchell's. They don't have to travel up to the mother ship in the Mission or brave the Tenderloin to go to Joey's.

          Mitchells seems to be selling to more and more outlets lately.

          I knew in the East Bay there is Tay Tah on Solano in Albany.

          There is also the shop near the Metreon.

          Mitchell's Ice Cream, 825 Mission, (near Third Street), San Francisco; (415) 495-4237.

          1. re: rworange

            They use Mitchell's at St. Francis Fountain as well as Big Mouth Burgers (AKA Mega Mouth Burgers). There's some little Mexican or Salvadorean place on Mission -- somewhere south, maybe between 25th and Army?? -- that sells Mitchell's and even has Mitchell's spelled wrong on their awning.

            As a cool side note on Mitchell's, there is a submarine at Pier 45, the USS Pampanito, that is a volunteer-run national historic landmark. World War II subs had big ice cream makers in the kitchens. The volunteers decided they wanted to fire up the Pampanito's ice cream maker. The people from Mitchell's were the only ones excited about such a prospect. They brought in all the necessary supplies (gratis) for making a bunch of flavors and showed the volunteers how to use the machine.

            1. re: rworange

              About four years ago I had halo-halo at an ice cream place on Irving and maybe 15th Avenue... anybody able to confirm that they still offer it?

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