From the best chocolate shops to the top candy stores, San Francisco is a veritable dessert mecca. Still, it's tried-and-true ice cream that has our hearts. The hometown of Bi-Rite, Humphry Slocombe and Smitten, we take our ice cream—and ingredients therein—seriously. Whether you crave candy-loaded concoctions, exotic seasonal swirls (fennel-pollen-blackberry, anyone?) or Italian gelato, there’s a scoop shop for every taste.
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