SF: Ice Cream Tour: one afternoon
Let's say you wanted to do a 4 hour tour of San Francisco ice cream. With car. Take into account parking / walking. Weekday. Long walks aren't in order but 5 or 6 blocks are good.
My list is:
+ Tartine, walk over to Dolores
Mitchel's kind of fell off my list, but with this crowd, I can argue for Mitchel's over HS. Heading out to Polly Ann's for Durian I would do with another crowd, but not with these guys. A little HS in the middle would be a fun break. I wish I liked one of the taco places within a block or two.
We're coming from the south (peninsula), so its easier to head home from MMM.
Have I forgot anything?
Is there a restaurant open in the afternoon that has great ice cream, and maybe a snack as well? (Orson is closed in the afternoon, but has great ice cream)
Is there another ordering?
If you become pressed for time, Smitten is close to Falleti, which has Humphrey Slocombe by the scoop in a case in the Delessio bakery section of the store. The number of flavors will be limited to around 6 or 8, but better than missing it!
On the other hand, if you do end up at Humphrey Slocombe, Taqueria Vallarta around the corner (on 24th) has great tacos with more kinds of meat than anywhere else on that block. It tends to be better at night than during the day, but for $1.75 it's a good snack any time.
And FFIW, I would move MMM to the top of that list, mostly for their candied violet and their plain chocolate, both of which I find incredibly addictive.
3033 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Personally, I would dump the car. You will spend more time looking for parking and walking to and from parking spots than you would if you just walked the city and relied on public transportation.
And I wouldn't discount Mitchell's by virtue of the fact that a recent Chron tasting had it ranked higher than anticipated in blind tastings...
Bombay Ice Cream's in the same general area. They also have chaat and are open all afternoon.
Bombay Ice Cream
245 South Van Ness, San Francisco, CA 94110
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Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.
3692 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
699 22nd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Smitten Ice Cream
Octavia Blvd Linden St, San Francisco, CA 94102