Frozen treats are always in season, but if you’re looking for an excuse to indulge, National Ice Cream Day is July 21.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top spots for San Francisco’s ice cream enthusiasts. Here are the best places to spend a refreshing and delicious Sunday, possibly even with a sundae.
1. Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous
Topping the list is Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, which previously ranked high on our list of the nation's best ice cream shops. Located at 699 22nd St. (between Third and Illinois streets) in the Dogpatch, it is the most popular place for ice cream in San Francisco, boasting 4.5 stars out of 1,413 reviews on Yelp.
2. Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream
Next up is the Mission's Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, situated at 2790A Harrison St. (between 24th and 23rd streets). With four stars out of 3,341 reviews on Yelp, the locally based ice creamery known for its unique flavors is a strong favorite.
3. Swensen's Ice Cream
Russian Hill's Swensen's Ice Cream, located at 1999 Hyde St. (between Union Street and Warner Place), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the ice cream and sherbet spot 4.5 stars out of 1,022 reviews.
4. Garden Creamery
Garden Creamery in the Mission is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 739 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3566 20th St. (between San Carlos and Lexington streets) to try the ice cream made with grass-fed, organic dairy or the coconut-based vegan sorbet.
5. Polly Ann Ice Cream
Finally, over in the Outer Sunset, check out Polly Ann Ice Cream, with four stars out of 1,216 reviews on Yelp. You can find the shop at 3138 Noriega St. (between 38th and 39th avenues).