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Mar 2, 2008 01:14 PM

San Francisco Snow Cones

Does anyone know of anywhere to get a Snow Cone in San Francisco?

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  1. I'm not sure if there are places that call it a snow cone (or Sno-Cone?), but there are lots of places that sell shave ice -- May's in Japantown comes to mind but I think other places in Japantown and Hawaiian restaurants are your best bets. Many bubble tea parlors such as Tapioca Express sell very snow-cone-ish drinks in a huge variety of flavors, and some may even sell shave ice. For the finest in shave ice, go to Shuei-Do in San Jose Japantown, but they won't sell it until the summer.

    May's Coffee Shop
    1737 Post St Ste 395, San Francisco, CA 94115

    Shuei-Do Manju Shop
    217 Jackson St, San Jose, CA

    1. Jake's Steaks on Buchanan just south of the Marina library I think still offers water ices.

      1. You could also try Mexican places that sell nieve......not in San Francisco, but Nieves Cinco de Mayo in Fruitvale has excellent shaved ices with homemade syrups.

        Dave MP

        Nieves Cinco de Mayo
        3340 E 12th St, Oakland, CA 94601