Lush Gelato

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Lush Gelato
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Owner Federico Murtagh honed his craft at an Argentine-style gelateria before launching his mini-empire in the Bay Area. Through he has three more locations in the East Bay, he still makes all his own gelato from scratch, by hand. The production happens at the Polk Street shop, which opened for business in 2014. Murtagh has a particular affinity for oddball flavors—you can make a suggestion on his Twitter or Instagram—resulting in playful combinations like mascarpone balsamic with chocolate chunks, black IPA with chocolate waffle cone pieces, and popcorn with chocolate and salted caramel. He's perhaps best known for his cheese-flavored gelatos, like Cowgirl Creamery fromage blanc, Bellwether farms ricotta and lemon zest, and mascarpone balsamic with chocolate chunks.

By: Lauren Sheber


Venue name: Lush Gelato
Address: 1817 Polk St
San Francisco

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 12pm-10pm, Fri-Sat, 12pm-12am, Sun 12pm-10pm
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