Anyone for Sweet Nothings?
After strolling across the Golden Gate Bridge, hiking up to Coit Tower, or walking through 6,000 years of history at the Asian Art Museum, you might feel the need for a sweet treat—here a are a few places sure to satisfy.
Bi-Rite Creamery and Bakeshop, 3692 18th St. (tel. 415/626-5600; http://biritecreamery.com) uses organic ingredients to create mouthwatering ice cream with flavors like roasted banana and toasted coconut.
The Candy Store, 1507 Vallejo St. (tel. 415/921-8000; www.thecandystoresf.com), is a candy boutique featuring confections from around the world, and nostalgic, old-fashioned treats.
The Crepe Café, Pier 39 on The Embarcadero. Push your nose up against the window to watch the workers make delicious dessert crepes loaded with Nutella, caramel, strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream.
Ghirardelli, 900 North Point St. at Ghirardelli Square (tel. 415/474-3938; www.ghirardelli.com), is an ice cream parlor and chocolate shop that’s been serving up sweet treats for the last 160 years.
Miette, Ferry Building Marketplace Shop #10 (tel. 415/837-0300; www.miette.com), is a pastry shop featuring pretty treats like Parisian macarons, chocolate eclairs, and lavender shortbread cookies.
The original Swensen’s Ice Cream, 1999 Hyde St. (tel. 415/775-6818; www.swensens.com), opened here in 1948—pure old school indulgence.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.