Swensen’s, Russian Hill, San Francisco

In 1948, Swensen’s originated in SF at corner of Union & Hyde in San Francisco. The ice cream shop has a variety of 180 flavors of ice cream and currently 300 Swensen’s ice cream outlets worldwide, including CA, FL, MN, TX, NV, Ho Chi Minh, China and Thailand.

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At the entrance of the ice cream shop we noticed the free buckets sign and seriously considered picking up a few for a random bucket need.
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We loved the old time feel and sampled a variety of flavors including cantaloupe, lemon and orange sherbert. Each of the sherberts had a vibrant flavor.

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The rich and creamy ice creams we sampled included Thin mint, Bing cherry and Swiss orange chip. The most unique was the chocolate orange combination, very delicious and sophisticated._MG_4452

The most exciting part of our visit was the water bubbler which reminded us of the ones in our schools. Nostalgia._MG_4453

We ended up ordering a cup of orange sherbert because we were in a old school frame of mind and the flavor reminded us of Flintstone push pops. It was very smooth and had a burst of orange flavor. We also decided on a thin mint hot fudge sundae with the works, sprinkles, nuts, hot fudge, whip cream and a cherry on top._MG_4456

Given the ice cream shop has no seating, we grabbed a few of the buckets and sat down to enjoy our sweet treats. Surprisingly other patrons followed suite and we started a bucket seating trend. We even joked we should have grabbed all the buckets and started charging 25 cents for seating.
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