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Where can I buy dry ice?

RobynB Dec 24, 2012 10:17 AM

I will be driving to SF later this week and really want to bring home a cooler of my favorite gelato packed in dry ice. Does anyone know where I can reliably get dry ice? I'll be driving up from the South via 101 and hitting the Ferry Building and North Beach area. Not real comfortable with wandering around in the city, so would prefer to buy it on the way up or someplace easily accessed. Thanks for any help!!

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  1. Robert Lauriston Dec 24, 2012 10:30 AM

    Airgas in San Carlos. Just a few blocks from a freeway exit.


    What's your favorite gelato?

    1. Cynsa Dec 24, 2012 10:30 AM

      call Safeway grocery stores

      near the Ferry Bldg:

      145 Jackson St
      San Francisco, CA
      (415) 982-3112


      1. Civil Bear Dec 24, 2012 03:54 PM

        You might want to check with wherever you are getting the gelato. Specialty ice cream parlors often carry it.

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        1. re: Civil Bear
          ML8000 Dec 24, 2012 04:26 PM

          Indeed, some places do, like Mitchell's. They'll pack a box for you w foam, ready for the dry ice and tell you where to buy it.

          Besides Safeway, Smart and Final seems to carry dry ice. Gas stations with large markets as well.

        2. psb Dec 24, 2012 03:58 PM

          It used to be free in the basement of Latimer Hall on the Berkeley campus.

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          1. re: psb
            wally Dec 24, 2012 10:43 PM

            So was the liquid nitrogen but I think it was supposed to be a recharge item.

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            sparky403 Dec 24, 2012 05:35 PM

            cash and Carry has it - right off van ness.

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              tripit Dec 25, 2012 01:55 AM

              Last Halloween we picked some up at the Lucky supermarket in the Western Addition. That's not really on your way, but you could check their website to see if there is a location convenient to your plans for the day.

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              1. re: tripit
                Cynsa Dec 25, 2012 03:31 AM

                yes, the Lucky supermarket/Fulton Market at Masonic Ave. and Fulton usually has dry ice. Call: (415) 923-6411
                1750 Fulton Street.
                (I think this is out of your way, it's too far from the Ferry Building and North Beach)

              2. theomordha Dec 25, 2012 03:36 PM

                Most Lucky Supermarkets have Dry Ice.

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                  RobynB Dec 25, 2012 11:22 PM

                  Thanks so much, Everyone!! I really appreciate the suggestions. You are great!!

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