In the meantime, I'll just thank Holy Gelato!, the neighborhood shop that hosts this pungent, creamy party in your mouth. The quirky shop, featuring a picture of Darth Vader glaring at you from a heaping tub of gelato, makes sure you not only get an eyeful of eccentricity, but a mouthful of crazy flavors that'll have you skipping back for more. (For your best goat cheese pairing, try an accompanying scoop of raspberry sorbet.)
Holy Gelato!, 1392 Ninth Ave., SF. (415) 681-3061, www.holygelato.com
BLUE BOTTLE VIETNAMESE COFFEE
Sure, Humphry Slocombe may have a reputation as the latest hipster trend (and it is). But for good reason: its Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee flavor is the most phenomenal thing to happen to ice cream and coffee since the two were first mixed together in ... who knows? The shop on Harrison and 23rd streets may be known for its way-out flavors, but it's the combination of some of the best coffee in the city infused into this simple yet complex ice cream that makes this flavor a hit.
Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream, 2790 Harrison, SF. (415) 550-6971, www.humphryslocombe.com