Mitchell's Ice Cream: "Filipino and Latino Fusion Ice Cream!" Mitchell's Ice Cream Tip by machomikemd

Mitchell's Ice Cream, San Francisco: 5 reviews and 8 photos

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For fifty years, Mitchell's has been a San Francisco staple, serving ice cream and sorbets in a myriad of flavors from it's unprepossessing little storefront (there are a few benches outside, but no tables). It has been dishing up San Francisco's best, creamiest, and most imaginative ice cream since 1953.For exotic cravings, you can try the likes of avocado, lychee, Thai tea and philippine mango, ube (purple yam), ube macapuno (purple yam with coconut sport-see my manila local customs page), grasshopper, etc.

This family-run Mitchell's produces premium ice creams predicated on a 16% butterfat base (hence the extra creaminess!). Tropical fruits are shipped in fresh, and the resultant goods have people lining up for a taste (or more).

Favorite Dish: Exotic flavors include avocado, buko (baby coconut), langka (jackfruit), macapuno (sweet coconut), mango, pineapple, and ube (purple yam), all made from fruit specially imported from the Philippines. There are always 40 or more flavors on offer, including the expected (chocolate, coffee, rum raisin) and the un- (Thai tea, chocolate caramel crackle). It also sells ice cream cakes and pies.

Costs: $ 2.10 a scoop, $ 3.45 double scoop and $5.10 a pint.

Hours: Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Address: 688 San Jose Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94110
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: 688 San Jose Avenue (between 29th St & Valley St) San Francisco, CA 94110, Take MUNI 14 Mission, 26 Valencia, 49 Van Ness and 67 Bernal Heights buses stop at the corner of Mission St. and 29th St. Walk 2 short blocks down 29th St. to San Jose Ave.
Phone: (415) 648-2300
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Ice Cream

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 14, 2008
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