Science time. If you love dry ice and bespoke things then Smitten is your jam. The made-to-order ice cream spot now has three locations in the city (Marina, Pac Heights & Hayes Valley), but we’re still partial to the original in Hayes with a funkier setup in a glorified shipping container. While the classic flavors are good, the seasonal options here are the move. Pecan pie in fall, blueberry and corn in summer - and they make them just for you. Because you are a special snowflake.
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Suppenküche has San Francisco's best German food on a corner in Hayes Valley. Hope you're ready for some Jägerschnitzel.
Zuni Cafe in the Civic Center is still an icon, and it sits firmly at the top of our list of favorite restaurants in this town.
Nojo is a great example of our favorite type of restaurant: excellent food and easy to get into.
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RT Rotisserie, with a short menu starring roast chicken and cauliflower, is our new favorite spot for a casual dinner in Hayes Valley.
The Baked Bear
Get your tourist on with the very good ice cream sandwiches at The Baked Bear in Fisherman’s Wharf.
Polly Ann Ice Cream
Polly Ann is an ice cream parlor in the Sunset serving classic and unconventional flavors. Pick your flavor or let fate decide with the flavor wheel.
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