27, Aug 2007
Bi-Rite Creamery

Another of E’s necessary SF stops was Bi-Rite Creamery, “featuring small-batch artisanal ice creams”. On our first trip (we would have gone every day if we could have fit it in), E had the salted caramel, which is pretty much the king of gourmet ice cream flavors. It’s a perfect blend of flavors, especially if you like the salty as much as the sweet. This one was really good, a smoky caramel flavor with hints of salt. I had a peanut butter with fudge swirls. I love me some chocolate and peanut butter and this one was good, not too sweet or overwhelming, but a good subtle peanutty base.

On our next trip, we got there five minutes after closing, but they saw us outside the door looking distraught and let us in. When he heard we were from Seattle and heading back the next day, one of the guys made us big scoops, and chatted us up about ice cream and seattle and what-not. I took a mint chip (good, but not especially remarkable), and E got a deluxe combo of ginger, honey lavender (“the best ice cream in this place!”), and more salted caramel. The ginger was really good and gingery, and the honey lavender was a surprise, a subtle blend of flavors. mmm… ice cream.