1) Ici Berkeley, CA Ici (Pronounced “Ee-cee”, French for over here or here): This is my first and favorite ice cream in the bay area. Although I enjoy fruity flavors and sherbets from Marco Polo, Ici has my heart. From the best flavor yet, earl grey to their richer flavors candied bacon, the quality of their ice cream is superb. It ties in a lot of what Berkeley represents. A little bit of hipster, sophistication, and freshness.
- Earl Grey
2) Bi-Rite San Francisco, CA: A San Francisco classic. Not much you can complain about other than a line that wraps around the block. The location is prime. Located right in front of Dolores Park, you can enjoy the sun/fog (or lack the of) while slurping double scoops of salted caramel. It is the one of the best, you have to try it. It differentiates from the other salted caramel because there is a hint of bitterness, confusing your palette of espresso. So good! With walks around the park and cone from Bi-Rite, sounds like a panty-droppin’ date to me.
- Salted Caramel
- Roasted Banana
- Tcho chocolate
- Classic Vanilla
- Vietnamese Coffee (aka ca phe sua da)
- Carrot Mango