Bi-Rite Creamery

our staff get pretty strong scooping salted caramel!

Bi-Rite Creamery
Bi-Rite Creamery

personal touches make the creamery extra special

Bi-Rite Creamery

our market and creamery staff get cozy

Bi-Rite Creamery

we were proud to be the first ice cream shop in San Francisco to use Straus Family Creamery organic dairy–they were the first certified organic dairy west of the Mississippi!

Our Community

Our bottom line is multifaceted; it includes a better livelihood for farmers, a smaller environmental footprint, a living wage for our employees, and our own desire to support local non-profits, schools, artistic organizations and community groups.

 

Our Community Includes:

Our Staff

We love to talk about food and share it with our guests, from how a berry pie is made to what topping we like on our honey lavender ice cream! Our staff is the critical link between our guests and our producers and we spend lots of time teaching them about our values and why we do what we do. In exchange, our staff can eat all the ice cream they want, plus get great benefits and a fun working environment.

Our Producers

We partner with farmers and other artisans of handmade food to ensure we provide the best tasting products out there. In addition, we work with producers whose values align with ours. The fruits of their work are the ingredients that feed and sustain our community, and we are grateful for their stewardship.

Our Guests

We wouldn’t be here without our guests, who we learn from every day. When they walk in our door they are part of our family, and we’re conscientious of how we feed them. Their support is invaluable, as we couldn't exist without them.

Our Environment

The environment is an important part of our community, on a global scale as well as a local one. Every decision we make has an effect, and we want it to be a positive one. Those decisions run the gamut from the producers we choose to work with to the way our staff arrives to work everyday (only a handful of our over 100 Bi-Rite employees drive to work!) Since our inception, we’ve made decisions that minimize our impact on natural resources, including using “green” cleaning products and supplies, composting organic waste, and recycling everything we can. By using real spoons to give tastes to our guests, we prevent over half a million plastic spoons from entering the landfill every year.

Serving our Community

18 Reasons

We founded 18 Reasons to connect our neighbors with the people who produce their food. 18 Reasons is an innovative community center that uses thought-provoking and fun programming to deepen our relationship to food and each other. We have a diverse calendar of events, with several classes, gatherings, and discussions happening each week.

Sponsorship and Donations

We cultivate meaningful relationships among our staff, guests, producers, and the broader community. The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses is supported by the neighborhoods around it, and devotes substantial resources towards supporting local non-profits, schools, and artistic organizations.

We prefer to donate to organizations that serve within our immediate neighborhood, however we will still review requests from other non-profits. To request a donation, please follow our process as outlined here. Please make your request at least 4 weeks in advance of when you need the donation.

Map to 18th St. Location

3692 18th St.

Sun-Thurs : 11am-10pm
Fri-Sat : 11am-11pm
(415) 626-5600
San Francisco, CA
Map to Divisadero Location

550 Divisadero St.

9am-9pm daily
(415) 551-7900
San Francisco, CA
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