Garden Creamery is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

1. Garden Creamery

9.4
3566 20th St (at Lexington St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Mission District · 59 tips and reviews

Melissa D.Melissa Dagdagan: Love the flavors here! Had the genmaicha and ube. Delicious wholesome, not too crazy flavors.

Eva W.Eva Wei: Always has three different types of matcha. Non-dairy section on the left. Churro cones on Saturdays.

Pam ☕️ O.Pam ☕️ O: The magic wonders of chimney churro cones are only available on Saturday from 2-4pm. Which is a good thing because I would stand in line for one everyday otherwise.

Salt & Straw is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

2. Salt & Straw

9.4
586 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Hayes Valley · 52 tips and reviews

Neel H.Neel Hajare: Thanksgiving specials were really creative and great!

Shalin M.Shalin Mantri: Strawberry Tres Leches is one of the best ice cream flavors I’ve had in my life. Definitely beats Bi-rite!

Nathan J.Nathan J: The best ice cream in the Bay. Salted caramel is my go to but they always have something new that’s out of this world.

The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

3. The Ice Cream Bar Soda Fountain

9.1
815 Cole St (at Carl St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Cole Valley · 205 tips and reviews

Philip G.Philip Garcia: Créme Fraiche Ice Cream and Caramelized Honey Ice Cream! Perfect texture. Not too sweet!

Mark H.Mark Himmelsbach: The milkshakes really do bring all the boys to the yard.

@SDWIFEY@SDWIFEY: Caramelized Honey.

Mitchell's Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

4. Mitchell's Ice Cream

9.0
688 San Jose Avenue (at 29th St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Noe Valley · 270 tips and reviews

Casey H.Casey Hogan: A must for ice cream in SF. Toasted almond is awesome, but I honestly haven't gotten anything I didn't love. (Don't forget to grab a number when you get there.)

7x7 Magazine7x7 Magazine: Satisfy your sweet tooth with some ube ice cream...it's #96 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more.

Brian S.Brian Shields: It's worth the wait.

Humphry Slocombe is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

5. Humphry Slocombe

9.0
2790 Harrison St (at 24th St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Mission District · 375 tips and reviews

💕Linds💕💕Linds💕: They have some unique flavors. Pricey, but worth it.

Eris S.Eris Stassi: Try the Secret Breakfast for breakfast. Cornflakes and bourbon to start the day.

D@n S.D@n S.: Secret Breakfast. That's all I can say.

Salt & Straw is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

6. Salt & Straw

8.9
2201 Fillmore St (at Sacramento St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Pacific Heights · 66 tips and reviews

Heather R.Heather Rodriguez: Very creative flavors. Love their turkey ice cream with real turkey!

Natalie K.Natalie K: Nomnom. Try as many flavors as you want. Fresh Waffle cone is delish

Julia L.Julia Lu: Creative flavors with local ingredients. Try all of them!!

Gio Gelati is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

7. Gio Gelati

8.9
1998 Union St, San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Union Street · 9 tips and reviews

Vishnu P.Vishnu Prem: Newfound favorite Gelato place in SF! Go for the Pistachio 🍨

J J.J John: Best gelato anywhere, as authentic as it gets! This is the stuff I remember growing up in Italy 🇮🇹. The toasted almond and the hazelnut are simply out of this world delicious! A+++

Cathy M.Cathy Mue: Good strong tastes

Bi-Rite Creamery is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

8. Bi-Rite Creamery

9.2
3692 18th St (at Dolores St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Mission Dolores · 687 tips and reviews

LilyLily: Artisan ice cream. Try the Earl grey and salted caramel

SFGateSFGate: Trust us, you can't go wrong with the Salted Caramel…until you're addicted. Read more.

7x7 Magazine7x7 Magazine: We die for the salted-caramel ice cream...it's #35 on 7x7's Big Eat SF 2010. Read more.

Norman's Ice Cream & Freezes is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

9. Norman's Ice Cream & Freezes

9.1
2801 Leavenworth St, San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Fishermans Wharf · 28 tips and reviews

Krystle H.Krystle Hinds: Coconut ice cream is delicious! Chunks of coconut and refreshing on a hot day.

Amy S.Amy Schrauf: Omg yam ice cream, what a twist!

Isaac S.Isaac Stephenson: Excellent ice cream. Extremely friendly people

Swensen's Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

10. Swensen's Ice Cream

8.8
1999 Hyde St (at Union St.), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Russian Hill · 90 tips and reviews

Natalie M.Natalie M: The best ice cream in town. Splurge for the sundae or chocolate dip. It's worth is. Sticky chewy chocolate is my everything

LianuhLianuh: a San Francisco Ice Cream landmark Read more.

ToryBurchToryBurch: It looks like it's straight from 1974, and—fittingly—it serves all old-fashioned flavors.

Smitten Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

11. Smitten Ice Cream

8.7
2404 California St (at Fillmore St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Lower Pacific Heights · 43 tips and reviews

KimKim: They had my dream combo of Cookie Dough w/ Pretzels & Chocolate Chips! So good! My gf got salted caramel, but it tasted more salty than anything; grossest ice cream I've tasted.

Laura S.Laura Shum: Maple pumpkin ice cream was good!

Anton G.Anton Gaddi: Excellent freshly made ice cream.

The Castro Fountain is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

12. The Castro Fountain

8.7
554 Castro St, San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Castro · 13 tips and reviews

Corey R.Corey Robins: Try the hot tin roof! We love stopping in here after dinner to enjoy some ice cream with old timey music.

Benjy W.Benjy Weinberger: Excellent ice cream, but don't skip the amazing sorbets.

Bennett W W.Bennett W Wong: Friendly guys on duty and excellent service.

Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

13. Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream

8.6
1447 Taraval St (at 25th Ave), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Parkside · 71 tips and reviews

Winson W.Winson Wong: Italian gelato with Asian fruits! Lychee, jackfruit, mangosteen, durian and more! Gelato was smooth and not too sweet. Pretty delicious.

Taylor M.Taylor Miles: chocolate is best

Dora T.Dora T: You can't go wrong with any flavor

Matcha Café Maiko is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

14. Matcha Café Maiko

8.6
1581 Webster St, San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Japantown · 18 tips and reviews

Hedan Z.Hedan Zeng: The matcha ice cream cone is to die for! 😍

Tonya M.Tonya Mezrich: Kaki Gori , vanilla with cornflakes and mochi.

steensteen: Allows samples in case you’re debating between matcha and the seasonal flavour.

The Baked Bear is one of The 15 Best Ice Cream Parlors in San Francisco.

15. The Baked Bear

8.6
2824 Jones St (at Beach St), San Francisco, CA
Ice Cream Parlor · Fishermans Wharf · 12 tips and reviews

Sophie H.Sophie Hebdidge: Really good ice cream sandwiches where you can build you own and completely customise. Great outside seating area

Paige C.Paige C: Holy amazingness. Ice cream sandwiches like you’ve never had before!

Giovanna J.Giovanna Jones: Red velvet cookie, funfetti cookie, salted carmel fudge ice cream. Hot pressed sandwich!