Finding a great gelato place in San Francisco isn't hard. The city is full of shops selling some of the best gelato you'll ever taste produced with quality ingredients.
San Francisco's proximity to California's Central Valley, a rich agricultural region that produces half of the country's produce, gives gelato shop owners the privilege of sourcing their ingredients from local farmers. It's no coincidence the city is home to seven Michelin-starred restaurants.
During a long day of sightseeing don't forget to carve out some time to make a gelato stop. Below are our top picks for enjoying a scoop or two of gelato in San Francisco.
Located at 685 Harrison Street in the SoMa neighborhood this gelateria dishes out creative gelato flavors like black sesame seed and passion fruit. The owners, Henri and Antonio, met while studying in Italy and are graduates of the famed Gelato University near Bologna.
Sixth Course is a boutique pastry shop that offers organic gelato (also in dairy-free flavors). It also specializes in artisan confections like chocolate and French-inspired pastries. Find it at 1544 15th Street in the Mission district.
Francesco Martucci from I Masanielli in the Campania region of Italy has been named the best pizzaiolo in the world for a third year running. See the full list as well as all the international winners.