Powder is a San Francisco-based company that’s lifting the veil on one of Taiwan’s oldest treasures – shaved snow. While using traditional Taiwanese techniques, Powder serves up this creamy yet delicate dessert with a healthy and cool California spin. Taiwanese shaved snow is an untapped dessert category in the Bay Area, and Powder looks forward to serving up a modern take on this classic dessert to locals and visitors who love the City’s diverse and ever-evolving food scene.
Powder is a guilt-free sweet treat that is made with filtered water and organic dairy by Straus Family Creamery combined with high-quality, locally sourced ingredients. All elements are first mixed and then frozen into ice blocks for up to 24 hours. Afterwards, the snow is shaved-to-order in an ice shaver to create light ribbons of snow – a dessert with about half as many calories as ice cream but with all the creaminess and deliciousness. With something for every palate, Powder develops all of its recipes in-house and uses only homemade bases and glazes. The seasonal menu features a rotating selection of flavors, including Powder’s signature Black Sesame, Horchata, Strawberry and Vietnamese Coffee. Each serving comes with the option to pair it with locally sourced, high-quality organic wet or dry toppings such as TCHO chocolate crumbles, mochi, seasonal fruit, honey from the Sonoma / Napa region and traditional sweet milk glaze.
Powder was born from David Chung and Mimi Hanley’s entrepreneurial spirit and desire to bring a fresh dessert concept to the Bay Area. By leveraging their business backgrounds and passion for culinary creativity, the partners were able to put their twist on the beloved shaved snow and introduce it to the City by the Bay.
Powder’s flagship location is located at 260 Divisadero at Haight St, in the heart of the Western Addition’s food scene only a few blocks from hot posts The Mill, Nopalito, Souvla and Little Star Pizza. Powder has a second location opening in mid-April at SPARK Social (food truck park) which is located in the Mission Bay neighborhood at 601 Mission Bay Boulevard North.