Where to Cool Down With Something Sweet
The Ice Cream Bar
Despite the retro sodafountain ambience, this Cole Valley spot (and its new sister, the Castro Fountain) offers plenty of new-wave flair, like the New Orleans Hangover ice cream float.
Flavors at this tiny SoMa shop include California pistachio with Maldon sea salt and gianduia, all made from locally sourced raw ingredients (the company pasteurizes its own milk).
Salt and Straw
The Portland-based artisanal company just opened in Pacific Heights with another store scheduled to open in Hayes Valley any day now. The locations feature six Bay Area-inspired flavors, including cascara shrub with candied hibiscus.