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.
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)