The last stop in our “we walk, we eat” day of eating and walking was Bi-Rite Creamery which was on the same street as Tartine Bakery. It’s lauded by many as one of the best sources for ice cream in San Francisco.
This was to die for! It wasn’t as strange as it sounds. Blood orange olive oil on vanilla ice cream tasted just like a sophisticated creamsicle. I didn’t care so much for the sea salt but it didn’t bother us too much. Each spoonful we ate was followed by “ooohs and ahhhs and a lot of sh#t sarap!” Yes it was Ariel’s order but I ate more of his ice cream than mine. You MUST try this!!!!
I chose the lighter and less fattening yet equally intriguing balsamic strawberry soft serve. I couldn’t really taste the balsamic but it heightened the strawberry flavor. It had an unusually strong flavor for a soft serve. The best soft serve ice cream!
balsamic strawberry soft serve
It was the perfect ending to our meal which began at 10 am and ended at 4:30 pm and spanned 3 restaurants, 1 bakery, 1 ice cream shop and over 4 miles of walking. Yes my feet were painful, yes I only took bites of my goodies from Tartine when I wanted to devour it all, yes I was shivering while I ate ice cream but I simply loved everything we ate. It was an experience I will never forget. Thanks again Ariel and Kit. And yes we took a cab back to my hotel.
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