Friday, October 10, 2008

Parlor Profile: Bi-Rite Creamery and Bakeshop

Since ice cream is one of my favorite things ever, I've decided to start a series on this blog, profiling ice cream parlors. Mmmmmmmm. Here we go!

Name: Bi-Rite Creamery and Bakeshop.

Location: 18th and Dolores, The Mission, San Francisco.

The Goods: They make their ice cream in single batches with organic, local ingredients and Strauss dairy products (the same Marin Co. dairy that makes the milk I drink!). Their cups and packaging are biodegradable. This last part actually led to some hilarious moments (for me) because the biodegradable cup kept bending whenever M tried to scoop the ice cream out, and he ended up with ice cream all over his hand.

The Flavors: We tried Mint Hill Honey Lavender, Mexican Chocolate with salted peanuts, Coffee Toffee, and Roasted Banana.

The Price: We got a cone and a cup, two scoops each, for $6.50.

The Verdict: The Mint Hill Honey Lavender is made with honey and lavender collected on Mint Hill in San Francisco and it's smoooooth and creamy, very fragrant, but not too much. The Mexican Chocolate was rich, but the peanuts were unnecessary and detracted from the taste. The Roasted Banana was very banana-y, which I think is gross, so to each his own. And the Coffee Toffee had an incredibly delicious roasted coffee taste (made with coffee from the local favorite, Ritual Roasters), although I don't like toffee, so I'm biased on this one too. All in all, I'd give it a 7 out of 10. Delicious.

1 comment:

Carlene said...

This is a great project, but also very cruel, for those of use not in your neighborhood. Yummm!