Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt, Gelato, Coffee & Tea
Price Range : Under $10 ($)
Adress: 1392 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122
Phone: (415) 681-3061
- turned_in_notHealth Score88 out of 100
- turned_in_notVegan OptionsYes
- credit_cardAccepts Credit CardsYes
- directions_bikeBike ParkingYes
- turned_in_notWheelchair AccessibleYes
- accessibilityGood for KidsYes
- transit_enterexitOutdoor SeatingNo
- turned_in_notDogs AllowedYes
- turned_in_notGood for WorkingNo
- turned_in_notGender Neutral RestroomsYes
Love this place! The girl who helped us was very sweet and helpful! Lovely selection of flavors.. we tried the ginger and classic vanilla! Yummy!
I've been searching for a good gelato spot in SF and I was pleased with my decision to check out Holy Gelato!
They have a decent assortment of flavors and they let you sample them. Note the sign that states you're limited to 2 samples. But the staff here has been nice enough to let me try more than 2 during my visits!
I've tried some of the more standard flavors like Chocolate Strawberry, Mint Chocolate, etc. All are pretty delicious. Sweet and creamy. However, some that I've tried had too much of an icy and frozen texture, which makes me think that some flavors aren't fresh.
Portions are incredibly generous, which is such a big plus. A small gets you two flavors, medium gets you 3, and large gets you 4. Great value for your money. They do have cups and cones available for whatever you're feeling.
Seating isn't abundant, but I've never had an issue finding a table. The decor is eclectic and cute. They do have books available if you'd like to read while enjoying your gelato.
FYI: It's very accessible via the N Muni line. But parking in the area isn't too bad, if you prefer to drive.
Gelato: YUM. We tried the black sesame, tiramisu, caffe mocca and vegan cookies n cream. All were amazing.
Cookie and brownie: offered warmed up with gelato. Good idea in theory, but executed so poorly. Brownies are supposed to be decadent, moist and chewy. The one I had heard here was flavorless, dry and powdery. It was obviously over cooked in the oven before it was warmed up again since it crumbled upon first bite.
Recognize that this place is known for gelato not brownies/cookies, but please don't offer something that is not edible. We didn't finish the brownie nor the cookie.
There a LOT of flavors to choose from here. They even have Vegan flavors to choose from! I got a small cup of bourbon and black sesame. Both of the flavors were very thick and rich in texture. The bourbon had a hint of bourbon flavor then sweetness, but it still was a good balance. The black sesame flavor was definite and tasted like "real black sesame" if you catch my drift.
The interior has a bunch of cool stuff like hello kitty lunch boxes and those sort of things lolz. The portions here are pretty generous for the price. Definitely recommend this place.
What a cute spot serving gelato with a wide selection for those who cannot have dairy and those who can!
I have come to appreciate places that are accommodating to people who have certain dietary needs. This place has a whole case of options that are dairy-free, as well as a case of classic gelato flavors (with dairy).
The gal here was nice in letting us try some flavors out. The size of your gelato cup dictates how many flavors you can put in your cup. The mini (the smallest size) is quite a decent amount of gelato though. I got the mini of honey lavender (dairy) and we also got a small of the blood orange and the passionfruit-guava (both dairy-free).
The honey lavender was dreamy. It was everything I look for in a honey lavender gelato. The perfect ratio between honey and lavender, and the rich, delicate creaminess that feels so smooth with every bite.
I personally loved the flavor profile of the blood orange sorbet. However, it did have more of an icier texture than I would have liked. I know it's difficult to obtain the same creaminess factor when it comes non-dairy gelato. The blood orange really comes through though.
The passionfruit-guava was smoother than the blood orange. It had a strong passionfruit flavor with a guava aftertaste. This one was also quite refreshing and enjoyable after a heavy meal.
For the two, it was slightly under $10. Definitely a place with solid options of gelato for everyone!