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best place to go for something sweet in north beach?

lawrence Jul 28, 2006 05:24 PM

craving something sweet in north beach NOW! any suggestions?

- Sarah

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    djh Jul 28, 2006 05:26 PM

    Cookies at Stella bakery on Columbus.

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    1. re: djh
      jupiter Jul 28, 2006 08:21 PM

      i second that.
      their jam filled shortbread cookies are amazing.

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        Junie D Jul 28, 2006 08:52 PM

        I'd go for a slice of Sacripantina at Stella


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          Sixy Jul 29, 2006 03:00 AM

          I have a soft spot for their Napoleons

          1. re: Junie D
            lawrence Aug 7, 2006 11:33 PM

            thanks all for the suggestions. we ended up with the cannolis which were fabulous... and i got a slice of the sacripantina on a subsquent visit. omg... so light and fluffy. it was like having forkfuls of sweet whipped air!

        2. hhc Jul 28, 2006 05:29 PM

          XOX Truffles-for caramel truffle-The Best!
          Gelateria Naia-good gelatos
          Sacripantina (sponge cake with zabaglione) or pignoli cookies-at Stella Bakery

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          1. re: hhc
            Sixy Jul 29, 2006 02:58 AM

            I read about the caramel truffles the other day on CH and since I was feeling a little sorry for myself this afternoon, I picked up a mixed box, but the caramel ones, won the competition hands down. That he was boling up a pan of caramel in the store when I visited didn't help my willpower much. It smelt so buttery and delicious. Next time I am just getting the caramel ones only.

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              rworange Jul 29, 2006 03:37 AM

              The peanut butter are might fine too.

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                Paul H Jul 29, 2006 03:39 AM

                As are the framboise.

          2. Cynsa Jul 28, 2006 05:30 PM

            xox truffles
            754 Columbus Avenue
            (between Filbert & Greenwich)
            San Francisco, CA 94133

            Victoria Pastry
            1362 Stockton

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              Gary SF Jul 29, 2006 01:21 AM

              Everyone's suggestions are rigth on - even though I prefer the Amaretto truffles from xox, but do try the 'white' hot chocolate at Cafe Roma, and the dark chocolate gelato at Mara's - the best chocolate gelato in the neighborhood.

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              1. re: Gary SF
                rworange Jul 29, 2006 03:40 AM

                Does Mara's make their own gelato?

                Tell me about the white hot chocolate. I have yet to have a good version of this. To me it just tastes like sweetened milk with butter in it ... sort of reminds me of Tibetan yak tea. However, Cafe Roma is my favorite coffee shop in North Beach and I'm iterested in hearing what it tastes like.

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                  cedichou Jul 29, 2006 05:45 AM

                  Best chocolate gelato in the hood? Better than the peppery chocolate at Naia? The one which I cannot spell, but if I tried would look like 'xoclatl'. That was some darn good gelato.

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