THE BIG SCOOP
Chill out with San Francisco’s best ice cream this summer.
Located in a converted shipping container in hip Hayes Valley (and with new locations in the Marina, Mission and Pacific Heights), Smitten is the most innovative ice cream company in town. Its secret is a patented machine playfully named Kelvin, which uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the ice cream at extremely low temperatures, resulting in some of the smoothest and creamiest ice cream you’ll ever have. Choose from a rotating list of flavors, many of which are made seasonally. With each cup made to order, you can watch the whole process, from raw ingredients to finished ice cream, in just 60 seconds. Find out why Vogue magazine called this "arguably the freshest, if not the best, ice cream on earth."