Enjoy National Ice Cream Day in San Francisco

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Real Estate Agent with Compass CA DRE# 01215160

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 21, 2019

Summer in San Francisco, where the fog is our natural air conditioner. It rolls in most afternoons, and slides out beyond the Golden Gate mid-morning, leaving cool, sunny days for us to enjoy walking, running, working, playing. While some neighborhoods (think Outer Sunset) have more fog than others, it never hampers our days, and we're used to layering up, peeling layers off as the day dictates. 

We aren't suffering in the heat wave that is affecting much of the country this weekend, but ice cream is always enjoyed, here as well as elsewhere. Here are a few spots in The City where you might go to indulge in this cool treat. (Cover Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash)

Swensen's Ice Cream - located on Hyde Street in Russian Hill, at the corner of Union Street, you'll find the original Swensen's, making and selling ice cream there since 1948. This neighborhood gem gets lots of foot traffic (parking isn't easy to find on Russian Hill) and there's a little pocket park nearby where you'll see people enjoying their cones. It takes will power to pass up Swensen's - and National Ice Cream Day gives a great excuse to indulge.

Swenson's Ice Cream on Russian Hill

Polly Ann Ice Cream - another San Francisco special. Founded in 1955, Polly Ann's is located in the Outer Sunset neighborhood, on Noriega Street between 38th and 39th Avenues. 

Garden Creamery, in the Mission District on 20th Street (between San Carlos and Lexington street) Treats here use organic ingredients with some vegan options as well.

Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, also in the Mission district, is on Harrison Street between 24th and 23rd streets. Since 2008 they have been serving up unique flavors

Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous, in the Dogpatch on 22nd Street (between Third and Illinois streets) is a very popular place for ice cream, gaining lots of traction since their opening in 2010.

Enjoy your San Francisco treat on National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, 7/21/19)

(or any other day)

ice cream photo by Heather Barnes on Unsplash

 

 

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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Lottie - while some may need a special dedicated day to devote to their enjoyment of ice cream, many others freely participate throughout the year.  Rain, Fog, Heat..and more.

Jul 20, 2019 09:59 AM #7
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Lottie Kendall
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I hope you're not sweltering in and around Denver, Will Hamm 

It's as good an excuse as any to enjoy an ice cream, John Pusa 

Jul 20, 2019 10:13 AM #8
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Sharon Lee
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Lottie- Any day is a good day for ice cream. It is a favorite treat. I haven't had any in awhile so maybe I will have to treat myself. Have a delightful day.

Jul 20, 2019 10:13 AM #9
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Lottie Kendall
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You're right, Michael Jacobs - ice cream really doesn't need a special day.

Jul 20, 2019 10:15 AM #10
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Lottie Kendall
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You're right, Michael Jacobs - ice cream relly doesn't need a specially dedicated day.

Jul 20, 2019 10:16 AM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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Go for it, Sharon Lee - I don't eat ice cream often, but am thinking tomorrow might be the exception - sure would be tasty after a city hike.

Jul 20, 2019 10:18 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Lottie. It is too hot here to be out. With the humidity it is like 110. Ice cream sounds good.

Jul 20, 2019 01:45 PM #13
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Lottie Kendall
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I can't imagine what 110° would feel like. Maybe an ice cream run at 10:00PM??

Jul 20, 2019 01:53 PM #14
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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With warmer weather it would be a great time to celebrate National Ice Cream Day.

Jul 20, 2019 05:29 PM #15
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - I had fun sharing this post with various San Francisco friends. I think after a morning hike in the north west part of The City, I'll treat myself to an ice cream, something I rarely do.

Jul 20, 2019 05:41 PM #16
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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It's been pretty warm and "soggy" here...with thunder storms often being the order of the day...I think a good ice cream treat is just what is needed to brighten the day and we have soooo many great choices of places to go in our area to enjoy exactly that !

Jul 21, 2019 03:08 AM #17
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Lottie Kendall
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I plan to enjoy a cold treat after this morning's City hike, Sally K. & David L. Hanson and I can imagine how good one would taste in your area. Enjoy!

Jul 21, 2019 06:37 AM #18
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Lottie Kendall - Happy National Ice Cream Day! Just when I convinced myself I've had more than my share of Ice Cream in my lifetime and I don't need it anymore, you provided a sweet temptation with that first photograph, followed by Swenson's and the other interesting tasty Ice Cream store locations and stories.

WOW! If I ever get to San Francisco again, my first request is to meet-up with you at Swenson's! Not only would we be celebrating life's sweet pleasures, but we would also be celebrating friendship. Lottie, you truly are sweet!

Jul 21, 2019 07:20 AM #19
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Lottie Kendall
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Swenson's is located in my favorite area of town, Russian Hill. So many delightful surprises there. Friendship is one of the best things to celebrate - with or without ice cream!

Jul 21, 2019 07:26 AM #20
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George Souto
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Lottie that is a lot of excellent places to enjoy ice cream. 

Jul 21, 2019 03:05 PM #21
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Oh, what a fun post, Lottie - with everyone's favorite, ice cream! 

You know, this would make a great post for Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886's contest this month!

Jul 24, 2019 09:39 PM #22
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning, George Souto - and I mentioned only some that I know, and then there are all the rest, like the gelato place less than 2 blocks from home. Dangerous!

 

Jul 25, 2019 06:18 AM #23
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Lottie Kendall
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Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS - Anna's challenge came at the right time, didn't it? Yes, I submitted this post. The summer months always seem a bit more carefree than the rest of the year.

Jul 25, 2019 06:20 AM #24
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Lise Howe
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What a great topic for a blog post - Ice cream is always popular - I loved the Swenson's that was here in DC - I never tried to eat the Coit tower but I loved getting a single scoop whnever we were nearby! 

Aug 19, 2019 04:31 AM #25
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Lottie Kendall
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I wouldn't indulge in an ice cream called the Coit Tower either -- too much!! If you're here in SF for the NAR convention, or any time, you can take the Powell/Hyde Street cable car to Swenson's for a bit of nostalgia, Lise Howe 

Aug 19, 2019 06:29 AM #26
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