Ice Cream Parlor : LUSENET : San Francisco History : One Thread

Does anyone remember some of the names of the old time ice cream shops in the late 1940's and early 1950's roundabout Ocean Ave/Miramar Street also Harrison/Mission Streets? It's not Bud's or Mitchell's or Swensons. I'm stumped can ayone help? Thanks!

-- Carla Redenbo (, October 29, 2003


We used to have the ice creams at Blum's in the 1960s. See for thousands of photos and hundreds of films

-- William I. Williams (, November 22, 2003.

In the late 1940's & 50's I remember for the best sherbet in the City we went to Herbert's Sherbet Shop on Lombard and for the best french vanilla & sundaes we went to the St. Francis Creamery on 24th St. west of Potrero Ave.

-- Art Rankin (, November 26, 2003.

I used to stop in at Garretts Ice Cream on Alemany Blvd near Ocean Ave, back in the 60's when I was a little one. Hope this helps

-- Michael Montanez (, January 02, 2004.

Blum's Ice Cream was my Grandfathers shop in Elgin Illinois.

I have quite a bit of the memorbilia including the mable counter tops and old menus.

Pretty cool stuff

-- Karl Blum (, March 18, 2004.

The best ice cream was at Shirley's at 44th and Judah, a shop run by two recent immigrants, Paul Sade and Joe Epelbaum. Anyone remember it?

Also, does anyone recall Hoo's at 23rd and Judah, in a garage

-- Fred Rosenbaum (, June 27, 2004.

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