Bi-Rite Creamery is Reopening, and Soft Serve Stuffed Donuts are on the Menu
In March 2019, Bi-Rite Creamery (and their neighbor Namu Gaji, which shares the building with them) began a mandatory seismic retrofit. During the close, loyal customers could find their solar-powered Bi-Rite ice cream truck parked at 18th St. but, good news, the Creamery is reopening on June 1st!
You’ll find that things look a little different because the Creamery also took the break as an opportunity to completely renovate the interior and exterior of the shop. The scant seating provided before has expanded, there is a new ice cream-inspired mural, and they even added new housemade treats to the menu.
“In the spirit of the Bi-Rite Family of Businesses, we’ve always set out for the Creamery to be a community gathering place,” said Anne Walker, a partner at Bi-Rite Creamery, “With this new design, we’ve opened up the interior to the hustle and bustle of 18th Street.”
To celebrate their new makeover, they're throwing a Grand Reopening Weekend Celebration on June 1st & 2nd (11am-10pm both days). During the celebration, they will provide visitors with special offers (like the chance to win Bi-Rite Creamery scoops for a whole year).
Now, the menu.
The Creamery’s new roster includes Soft Serve Stuffed Donuts (you read that correctly!) featuring brioche donuts from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse filled with vanilla soft serve. Each donut you order is paired with your choice of dipping sauce: dark chocolate hot fudge, salted caramel, strawberry basil sauce, and coffee and cream (made with Ritual Coffee).
We’re obviously pretty excited about the donuts, but other lovely additions include new ice cream bar flavors and new vegan flavors! The first 100 guests on Sunday will get a complimentary Ice Cream Bar: Vanilla Dark Chocolate with Puffed Quinoa, Balsamic Strawberry White Chocolate with Graham Cracker Crumble, or Chocolate Dark Chocolate with Rainbow Sprinkles.
Bi-Rite Creamery currently offers two vegan flavors: Chocolate Coconut and a Seasonal Sorbet. The new vegan flavors are Huckleberry Banana (housemade Oregon huckleberry jam and fresh, organic bananas churned with creamy oat milk and swirled with more huckleberry jam), Cinnamon Maple Oat Crunch (cinnamon and oat milk are churned with a dark maple syrup and a housemade, vegan, oat crumble) and Balsamic Strawberry Coconut (balsamic roasted, organic strawberries mixed with coconut milk).
Kris Hoogerhyde, partner and pastry chef at the Creamery, is excited about the new look and flavors, saying, “Since opening the Creamery in 2006, we’ve taken great pride in staying true to our initial vision: to make housemade, small batch, organic ice cream in nostalgic flavors with a twist. 13 years later, we’re continuing to do just that in a beautiful and inviting space that allows us to bring even more delicious ice cream and novelties to our guests.”
During the celebration weekend, 5% of all Creamery sales will go to Bi-Rite’s longtime community partner, Mission High School’s Urban Agriculture program.