in search of a great muffin!
I've been in SF for about a year and have yet to find a really good muffin. By good i mean, moist, flavorful, with a big old muffin top. I miss my coffee/muffin shop in Boston dearly and would love to find a replacment out here.
Well everyine is going to jump on my post...but I'm NUTS for the low fat pumpkin ginger muffin at Pete's. Man, that HUGE muffin and a latte rocks my world. YUM. I expect it as TONS of calories and a heafty number of fats grams. :)
I love the muffins at Noe Valley Bakery on 24th St, especially the pumpkin. Specialty's (many locations downtown) has pretty good muffins too, although consistency is not their strong suit; my favorite is yogurt blueberry.
I'd love to know who makes their own muffins rather than buying the batter from a distributor and baking on site, which the majority of places do. I assume Noe Valley Bakery makes their own from scratch, but still, a lot of bakeries buy premade frozen croissants, muffins, etc.
I know that Destination Baking Co. in Glen Park makes EVERYTHING from scratch, and their muffins are very good. My husband likes their bran muffins more than anyone's.
I forgot to mention that Arizmendi also makes good muffins and they definitely bake from scratch.
I don't think Noe Valley Bakery is all that awesome. I never understood the popularity. Their sticky buns are AMAZING...but nothing else makes me weak in the knees.