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Marisa Robertson-Textor

Eight Great Ice Cream Parlors In and Around San Francisco



The Bay Area is brimming with artisanal ice cream shops, which feature everything from classic gelato to unusual tropical fruits to Adrià-worthy flavor pairings. Here are eight of our favorite places to enjoy the quintessential summer treat.


It takes a fair amount of bravado to open a gelato shop just down the road from Fenton’s, but that’s what Argentinean owner Federico Murtagh did a mere four months ago, and the results are impressive. The strong Italian influence in Murtagh’s hometown of Buenos Aires has long made it the hands-down gelato capital of South America, and this pedigree shines through in an impeccable lemon-mint, as well as California-friendly green tea, ginger, and cardamom.


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