When in Rome San Francisco, do as the Romans Locals do…That is go to Bite-Rite Creamery for ice cream.
Bi-Rite Creamery is actually a little section inside Bi-Rite Market; a neighborhood grocery store that is far from being one of those super big grocery chains. The market itself is small with no carts to push through the aisles. There is a butcher and a decent small selection of produce, dairy, wine, spirits, and food products to choose from. Some items are basic while others are exotic like the Buddha’s Hands. I would say that Bi-Rite Market is the grocery store for the home cook, because everything you see throughout the store makes you want to cook or take home a few ready-made meals to have a small dinner party at home with friends. I so wished that I had one of these stores that is walking distance from where I live in Los Angeles.
My friend always thinks that I’m nuts always questions me when I get into my Foodie mode of thinking. As a matter of fact, she thought I was a bit mad when I said, “Let’s go next door for ice cream.” At the time that I had said this, it had to have been 50 degrees cold outside with a slight wind chill.
She didn’t want to go back outside since it was nice and toasty inside Nopa. But hey, we had 30 minutes time before our table reservation and it made sense to me to not waste time. Eventually she joined me at Bi-Rite Creamery after her curiosity got the best of her.
There are a lot of ice cream flavors to choose from. I got a scoop of the Peppermint and a scoop of the chocolate ice cream. It’s a tasty ice cream; not as rich and creamy as I expected, but still a good ice cream to eat.
As much as I wanted to take home a couple cartons of Bi-Rite ice cream as souvenirs of my weekend trip to San Francisco, I decided not to. It just made sense to plan a return trip in the summer to explore more of San Francisco and to eat ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery again.