This old-fashioned mom-and-pop shop on the outskirts of the Mission District opened in 1953 and the lines haven't let up since. There are no fancy machines here—Mitchell's just creates seriously good ice cream. Along with traditional favorites such as Grasshopper Pie (peppermint ice cream with chocolate chips, Oreo cookies and fudge swirls), caramel praline, and Mexican chocolate (dark chocolate infused with cinnamon), Mitchell's makes a whole series of exotic tropical flavors—mango, langka (a tart melon), halo halo (sweet bean) and the incredible macapuno (meaty coconut) and buko (sweet baby coconut), which should be ordered on a cone with chocolate dip. The best part—they're open until 11:30pm on weekends.
|Venue name:||Mitchell’s Ice Cream||Contact:|
688 San Jose Ave
|Cross street:||at 29th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Metro to 30th St & Dolores St/Bus 14, 24, 36, 49|