Top 10 San Francisco Indicas

Top 10 San Francisco Indicas

Contributor: Carl S. Hobby

Who doesn’t love winding down after a long day with a solid indica smoke session? I know I certainly do. There’s something truly therapeutic about the sedative nature of a top-quality indica that I simply cannot get enough of. With a laundry list of indicas to choose from, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to know which of these potent buds is the right one to spend money on.

No worries, though – I went ahead and did all the hard work for you by compiling this list of the top-performing indica strains that can be found all over the Bay Area.

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Ghost OG Pre-Roll - Blu¦êm

10. Ghost OG

Tight and compact. Those are the two things that immediately spring to the forefront of the mind upon gazing at these nugs for the first time. There’s a crispness to their exterior that I find incredibly refreshing. These aren’t stale in the least bit – they’re simply “prickly with potency.”

An alluring combination of citrus and pine make up the majority of this bud’s iconic scent. It’s like an orange orchard grew in the middle of the woods. The way these two familiar odors play along with one another makes for a tremendously well-rounded spectrum of scents.

The consumer will be happy to know that those enjoyable characteristics found in the scent of this indica are directly transferred into the taste. There’s a sharp citrus note that’s quickly accompanied by a luscious pine accent. Also, it’s worth pointing out that the smoke, itself, is insanely smooth and easy on the throat.

While it’s not necessarily the “dankest” indica on the market currently, its fast-acting effects are incredibly beneficial. Minutes into the smoke session, the eyes of the consumer become weighed down with welcomed sedation. Those calming vibes wrap themselves around the mind, and soon into the rest of the once-aching body. This is a truly therapeutic high that I can’t wait to enjoy again in the very near future.

[You can find it at…]

Address: 578 W. Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone number: (510) 338-3632
Hours: 9 am – 10 pm, 7 days a week

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Citron Hashplant Pre-Roll - Buzz Delivery

9. Citron Hashplant

To be completely honest, there’s not a whole lot of “striking” features to be discussed when talking about this uniquely named indica’s exterior. It’s all fairly elementary. While most indicas tend to have a darker, more purple-centric color scheme, this bud is far lighter in color. And the few scant hairs of trichome-rich goodness are very few and far between.

However, once one leans in for a whiff of this strain, their noses are instantly taken aback by a wave of high-octane, “gas”-inspired scents. There’s a fair amount of fragrant pungentness, as well. By that I mean, there’s a thick underlayer of “skunk” that helps balance out this otherwise stringent scent.

Sadly, that enjoyability level didn’t translate over into the displeasurable taste of this bud. But, with such a potent stench, it’s hard to anticipate a fruity flavor profile – that just wouldn’t be “on brand” with this strain. In its stead, is a mountain of dirt and pine flavors, which do nothing but make the taste buds recoil in disgust.

That said, if one can endure the off-putting flavor of this indica, they’ll be rewarded with a truly potent experience. An invisible blindfold of sedation wraps itself around the eyes of the consumer, and gently rocks their frantic mind into a state of inner tranquility and mental bliss. Sleep is right around the corner with Citron Hashplant, and I can definitely see this coming in handy should any enthusiasts struggle with insomnia-related issues.

[You can find it at…]

*Buzz Delivery
Phone number: (844) 420-2899
Hours: 12 pm – 8 pm, 7 days a week

Mulberry Cookies - Padre Mu 2

8. Mulberry Cookies

At first, one may think that these dank nugs are covered in a layer of frosty THC-greatness. But, in actuality, the majority of these buds are surprisingly dry. They’re not exactly crumbling in the hands of the average stoner who handles their frail exteriors, but they’re aren’t really screaming “freshness” either.

But all of those skeptical feelings become a distant memory the second the consumer chooses to sniff these bad boys. The second their nostrils even get close, a bountiful supply of sugary sweetness fills the olfactory senses with the utmost joy. Following that onset of aromatics, there’s a faint cherry note that cannot be denied.

When it comes to taste, these cookies are pretty dang scrumptious. No, they’re not going to win any awards for their flavors, but the fruity aspects of this indica are delicious, and the smooth nature of the smoke, made for quite an enjoyable experience.

Though this bud doesn’t have the “highest” THC percentage (18.83%), it still comes through with a moderately powerful series of sedative effects. The eyes soon become bogged down with sleepiness after smoking on this strong indica. And, at the end of a long day, what’s better than a tasty smoke session before calling it a night? Not much, in my opinion.

[You can find it at…]

*Padre Mu
Phone number: (510) 605-7071
Hours: 10 am – 8 pm, (Mon-Fri), 12 pm – 8 pm (Sat-Sun)

Forbidden Fruit Pre-Roll - FLOWSENT 2

7. Forbidden Fruit

I know it’s called Forbidden Fruit, but given it’s space-like exterior, I feel like Celestial Fruit would be a more appropriate title for this deeply dank indica. Rich purple leaves demand the attention of the consumer. Thick tufts of orange and brown hairs launch themselves into the atmosphere, amongst a sea of condensed dankness.

The nostrils feel like their inhaling the essence of a tropical island in the middle of nowhere. Nothing but fruity, citrus scents dance their way into the olfactory senses with the greatest of ease. There’s even a slight bite to this aromatic profile that I found to be quite enjoyable.

If you’re worried about whether or not those enjoyable scents will show up in the taste of this strain – fear not. The onslaught of fruity flavors is so strong – it’s damn near syrupy, to be completely honest. The silky inhales of each toke of this tremendous bud were phenomenal, and if coughing is a constant concern when it comes to smoking, you needn’t worry with this one – it’s super smooth.

The forehead, specifically the brow, of the consumer is where the brunt of sedation takes place. There’s no gradual onset with this potent indica. It only takes a minute or two before the calming effects of this strain start to kick in. Physical sedation is the main takeaway with this bud, and I’d strongly urge any of my fellow stoners to partake in this strain the next time they need some quick relief.

[You can find it at…]
Phone number: (510) 545-4633
Hours: 10:30 am – 10 pm (Mon-Fri), 11 am – 10 pm (Sat), 12 pm – 9 pm (Sun)

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Phone Number: (888) 575-1323
Hours: 9 am – 10 pm (Mon-Sat), 10 am – 10 pm (Sun)

Purple Punch Pre-Roll - The People_s Dispensary

6. Purple Punch

Holding these nugs in your hand, is like holding a palm full of snow-covered grapes. Frosty, THC-infused crystals serve as the main characteristic of this otherwise incredibly eye-catching bud. While some Purple strains fail to attain their intended color scheme, this batch of glorious indica buds do nothing but bring a smile to my stoner face.

I know I’m supposed to approach the analysis of these strains with the utmost professionalism, but to be completely honest, these nugs just smell like “purple.” I’m not sure if that makes the most sense to those newer stoners out there, but my veteran smokers know what I’m talking about it. There’s something truly intoxicating about this sweet scent profile that’ll have you leaning for more sniffs – it’s that incredible.

While I was pleased with how sugary sweet this strain is, I was hoping for a far stronger flavor. I mean, given its impressive exterior, I thought this bud would be abound with tastes of all kinds. Unfortunately, there were only a few grape and berry notes for the tongue to latch onto. But, even taking their subtle strength into account, it was a very enjoyable flavor.

Peace and serenity. Those are the main things the mindstate of the consumer experiences after smoking this potent indica. All tension in the head and upper body are alleviated after only a couple hits of this bud. It won’t send the smoker off to bed, but it will mellow out the racing mind of anyone who needs a little help calming down.

[You can find it at…]
*Mary & Joe
Phone Number: (510) 282-9557
Hours: 10 am – 8 pm (Mon-Sat), CLOSED (Sun)

Phone number: (510) 545-4633
Hours: 10:30 am – 10 pm (Mon-Fri), 11 am – 10 pm (Sat), 12 pm – 9 pm (Sun)

*The People’s Dispensary
Phone number: (510) 919-0139
Hours: 2 pm – 8:30 pm, 7 days a week

White Rhino - Flower to the People

5. White Rhino

This strain is the definition of “fresh and frosty.” Seriously. It’s as if someone expertly dunked these buds into a vat of THC-enriched crystals or something – they’re beyond impressive. These abundantly potent nugs aren’t afraid to let their thin trichome-covered hairs sway in the wind. To be frank, these buds are dank – and they know it.

Skunky and citrusy. That’s really the most succinct way to describe the pairing of fragrant scents found in this strain. And while that may sound like a horrendous coupling, it’s actually insanely enjoyable on the nostrils. There’s even a slight fruity element that helps balance out the wide array of aromatics.

Lucky for me (and anyone else who smokes this) there’s no “skunk” flavor to this strain. There’s nothing but orange and lemon to be enjoyed on each toke. The smooth demeanor of the smoke helps deliver a sincerely delectable spectrum of fruity flavors that were an absolute treat for the taste buds.

The only plans scheduled when smoking this powerful indica should be: sleep. That’s basically all you’re going to want to do after puffing on this nighttime strain. The cranium of the consumer serves as the main beneficiary of this indica, but the physical elements of this strain are worth noting, as well.

[You can find it at…]
*Flower to the People
Address: 70 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone Number: (628) 444-3441
Hours: 8 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week

Mendo Breath - Irie Care Delivery 2

4. Mendo Breath

With a name like Mendo Breath, it doesn’t exactly relay the most “beautiful” imagery, if I may be so bold. In fact, any sort of allusion to “breath” doesn’t really make the artist in me sigh with eager delight. Quite the opposite, actually. And it appears as though those inherent ugly features promised by the namesake of this bud come through in full force when it comes to the dry, crumbly exterior of these buds.

However, less-than-desirable looks aside, this bud is packing some seriously strong scents. A wealth of powerful funk hits the nostrils in the most pleasing way imaginable. There’s a faint cheese-like aroma, as well. And such a complicated profile is often indicative of a withheld potency.

Sure enough, when it came time to smoke this tasty strain, I was floored by the level of “mellowness” that overtook my mind and emotional state. Fears, worries, cares, and anxieties of all kinds melt away with only a couple tokes of this powerful indica.

[You can find it at…]
*Irie Care Delivery
Phone number: (510) 328-8896
Hours: 11 am – 7 pm (Mon-Sat), CLOSED (Sun)

Ingrid - Barbary Coast

3. Ingrid

These buds are so frosty, they almost look as though someone scattered some THC-infused powdered sugar atop them. They are seriously smothered in crystals, and I’m loving every second of it. Light green color hues and orange hairs work together to create a visually stunning bud, if I do say so myself.

Skunky, funky, and more cheesy than a bowl of macaroni! Truly. These nugs are incredibly pungent. Such a detailed aromatic profile is routinely found in top-shelf buds of this nature. And, while the combination of such odors may sound strange, I promise that this is a scent that any stoner would be happy to sniff – trust me.

While I’m not entirely sure who this “Ingrid” character is, I’m loving every single thing about her. Especially her taste. There’s a smattering of grapes and berries that the palette clings to on every smooth toke of this sincerely pleasurable indica. The depth of flavor is absolutely amazing.

Though this indica is only rocking a moderate 19.94% THC, it uses every single percentage to help mellow out the mind of the consumer lucky enough to smoke it. “Munchies” and “Naps” are the main things to look forward to when puffing on this bud. And I’d strongly suggest my fellow stoners partake in this strain at the end of the day.

[You can find it at…]

*Barbary Coast
Address: 952 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone Number: (415) 243-4400
Hours: 8 am – 9:45 pm, 7 days a week

Hi-Fidelity - Kosher Skunk

2. Kosher Skunk

Fresh, fuzzy, and friggin’ dank as hell! No, they may not have as many THC crystals or hairs as its indica-infused counterparts. But there’s a crispness to their fresh characteristics that are very telling of the high level of potency these buds promise to deliver.

Candy-like sweetness hits the tongue on every toke of this sincerely strong strain. Fruity, almost cotton candy-esque flavors migrate their way across the taste buds. Mostly, indicas aren’t able to deliver such a sugary profile of flavors (and scents), but this batch of Kosher Skunk is seemingly able to do the impossible with the greatest of ease.

Roughly two or three tokes into the session, the consumer will start to feel their eyes be taken over by a heavy calmness. A sense of mental and physical tranquility and inner peace follow soon thereafter.

This strain makes sure to lull the tired mind of the consumer into a state of slumber, while simultaneously taking care of any tension in the muscles. The effects of this strain are fast-acting, long-lasting, and more-than-deserving of this high ranking.

[You can find it at…]

Address: 2465 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone Number: (510) 838-2400
Hours: 10 am – 9 pm, 7 days a week

Do-Si-Dos - Golden State Canna

1. Do-Si-Dos

For the avid stoner, such as myself, it probably comes as no surprise to see this insanely popular strain at the top of this illustrious list. The tight, compact nugs of rich, purple and green flowers have become a staple at every dispensary – and it’s easy to see why. They’re incredible!

There’s almost a cookie or graham cracker like quality to the scent of this strain. Sweetness and sugar are more than apparent on each whiff, but the bakery-like consistency of the profile is undeniably amazing.

Though there was a tinge of earthiness to the flavor of this indica, it was no match for the cookie-like demeanor of the overall taste. Smooth, deep flavors make up the foundation of each hit of this scrumptious strain. And, to be quite honest, it’s probably one of the best tasting indicas I’ve ever encountered.

With such a great taste, one assumes this bud is going to come through with a seriously strong blend of sedative effects. And, sure enough, it takes no time at all for the mind and body of the consumer to find itself in a state of utter bliss. There’s no negative vibes or pessimism present with this amazing strain. It’s nothing but optimism (and sleep) with Do-Si-Dos, and I’ve come to depend on it whenever I need to chill out after a tough day. It’s reliably dank and worthy of the top spot on this list – no doubt about it.

[You can find it at…]

*Golden State Canna
Phone Number: (510) 499-3681
Hours: 11 am – 8:20 pm (Sun-Fri), 11 am – 7:30 pm (Sat)

*Ganja Runner
Phone number: (855) 554-2652
Hours: 10 am – 10 pm, 7 days a week