While Bi-Rite Creamery is under construction for seismic retrofitting, you can still get ice cream from their truck parked outside. They don’t have all the flavors that the shop normally would, but they still have a lot of our favorites, like the salted caramel and the coffee toffee ice cream sandwiches with brown butter cookies on the outside.
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A safe house from spicy sauce in the Castro, Eiji is one of the best low-key sushi spots around.
A pasta bar in the Mission with very good food, that we wish felt a little less rushed.
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Gregoire in Berkeley is a tiny, takeout-only spot where you can get perfect picnic food.
Head to Loving Cup in Russian Hill for rice pudding and frozen yogurt when ice cream just isn’t what you want.
Sessions At The Presidio
Sessions at the Presidio is a beer-focused restaurant with good energy, in an area that needs it.
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Tartine Manufactory in the Mission is a huge operation with excellent pastries, coffee, and ice cream, and dinner as well.
Gott’s Soft Serve
When you need soft serve, you really need it, and Gott’s Soft Serve in the Ferry Building makes some of the best around.
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