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Looking for ice cream in Sacramento that is like Bi-Rite Creamery

free sample addict aka Tracy L May 31, 2009 09:40 PM

I've been to Gunther's, Vic's and Burr's. Now I am looking for something innovative like Bi-rite.

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    katew Jun 1, 2009 11:05 AM

    Unfortunately there isn't a creamery like that in Sacramento, for reasons unfathomable to me. (With our weather, we need the ice cream more than San Francisco does!) The gelato at Hot Italian comes from Naia (in the Bay Area) and has some different flavors, but there's no dedicated ice cream shop that takes a more modern approach. Personally, I wish there were fewer frozen-yogurt shops opening and more ice cream places.

    Probably the closest you'll come is house-made ice cream at some of the restaurants with good pastry chefs. Ginger Elizabeth Chocolates also does some frozen treats like fancy ice-cream sandwiches and bars.

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      free sample addict aka Tracy L Jun 2, 2009 06:13 PM

      Thanks. The last two times when I was in San Francisco it was way too cold for ice cream but the weather here was perfect for it. I'll check out Ginger Elizabeth.

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        toncasmo Jun 5, 2009 09:17 AM

        i know it's not ice cream but tutti fruitti yogurt in the MAARS building has alot of different unusual flavors
        ginger elizabeth is really good

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