The long lines at the 18th st. Bi-Rite Creamery lead to some of the best ice cream in SF. I used to think the no-line soft serve window was a consolation prize, but a recent visit has made me reconsider.
The soft-serve window switched their base from Straus to Double-8 buffalo milk a year or so ago. I’ve only had the strawberry so far, and it was silky and fantastic. It’s an order of magnitude better than Strauss soft serve, which is great and available at lots of places including Super Duper. I wish I’d realized the switch earlier – I’ve been enjoying the Buffalo gelato from Petaluma based Double 8 for a while, especially their candy cap mushroom flavor.
Bi-Rite’s website lists which two daily flavors are in rotation.