Part of what makes the Bay Area so dynamic is its diversity. This is also what makes it so tasty. For example: Powder. This NOPA spot is a Taiwanese ice cream shop with a distinctly San Francisco spin — flavors on offer range from horchata to Vietnamese coffee and matcha green tea, with locally sourced and seasonal toppings (naturally) like fruit, toasted almonds and mochi. The ice cream itself is put through a shaver, resulting in light, fluffy ribbons of tongue-tingling texture. Now, you might be thinking, "Okay, sounds great. But is this like San Francisco's $8 toast?" No it is not. For less than $5, one of these delights will be yours. We all scream for Taiwanese shaved snow.


A Taiwanese ice cream shop.
You've never tasted anything quite like it.
260 Divisadero St., NOPA, San Francisco, CA 94117
Tues.-Sun., noon-10 p.m.


By Mike Weiss

San Francisco-based marketer Mike Weiss has an undying love for sports, film photography and anything with gin. He's a firm believer that the West Coast is the best coast. Find him on Twitter @mikeini.