San Francisco V: El Farolito and Bi-Rite Creamery (Again ;)

Saturday, June 12, 2010 7comments No tags Permalink 0

We cannot seem to stay away from Bi-Rite Creamery for more than 24 hours at a time! On Tuesday evening, dinner with Kelly, Chrissy and Pei at El Farolito and then a return to Bi-Rite. Meet the Coconut Sundae ($6.50). Toasted Coconut Ice Cream, Hot Fudge, Marcona Almonds, Toasted Coconut and Whipped Cream. I’ll have to replicate this at home once I find a good supplier of toasted coconut ice cream back in NYC…

We also had another sundae. You’ve seen this one before. It’s definitely the group favourite, hands down. The Afternoon Snack Sundae. Roasted Banana ice cream (the “roasted” element to the ice cream is strong in all the right ways), housemade graham crackers, caramel sauce and whipped cream.

There’s a line out this place every night. Very, very understandable.

Before we devoured all these sundaes, we had quite the gigantic (and extremely cheap – every item was less than $6) meal at El Farolito. Salsa options pictured above.

For myself: Nachos. Corn chips with beans, melted cheese, fresh salsa, avocado (about half an avocado), sour cream and jalapeños. Fork and knife was the only way to go. I conquered about 80% of this dish before I started to feel nauseous…plus had to keep room for the Bi-Rite sundaes!!

Kelly and Chrissy split a trio of tacos…

…and the Super Burrito…

…Innards! I feel full just looking at these photos :)

El Farolito
2779 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 824-7877

Bi-Rite Creamery
3692 18th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 626-5600

  • anonymous
    June 12, 2010

    O M G,those ice cream sundaes especially the toasted coconut one !!! Wish I lived in the US but probably better I dont because I'd be sampling all these goodies all the time..great post Kathy,always enjoy reading about your travels and tastings.

  • K and S
    June 12, 2010

    that nachos looks so good! I've never been but I would be at bi-rite everyday too :)

  • Katy's Eats
    June 12, 2010

    nice !

  • Cassaendra
    June 13, 2010

    Hi Kathy, That burrito looks like an explosion of WTF! Very cool. I'll check them out on a much belated return trip to SF. Of course, Bi-Rite will definitely be a stop now…how many days in a row? :D

  • Kathy YL Chan
    June 14, 2010

    Hey Anon!Thanks for your comment! I'm actually glad I don't live close…that would be too tempting on a daily basis! :) Hey Kat!If we had a Bi-Rite in Hawai'i…it would seriously be hard to pick between the two! :)Hey Katy!Thanks!Hey Cassaendra!Too many visits to count! You're best off splitting the burrito or nachos with someone to save more room for dessert…because…oh man those desserts are totally worth saving room for! :)

  • Krizia
    June 14, 2010

    If you have a chance, I recommend trying Bi-Rite's signature Rocky Road chocolate bars. So delicious! I was just talking to my friend the other day about how much I miss Bi-Rite Creamery. You should also try Tartine Bakery if you have not yet! It's very close to Delfina :)

  • anonymous
    June 14, 2010

    I don't know how you were able to walk after all that…and I'm a big eater! I was just looking up recipes for toasted coconut ice cream and now I'm even more anxious to try it.

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