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Best place to buy Alfajores cookies in San Francisco, East Bay or South Bay?

vanity021 Jul 15, 2007 10:41 PM

I love these cookies....and have tried it at a few different places. just wanted to see what places people go to for these to-die-for cookies?

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: vanity021 Jul 15, 2007 10:45 PM

    Here's an old thread you might find useful, http://www.chowhound.com/topics/34533...

    My favorite alfajores are from Villa del Sol in South San Francisco.

    Villa Del Sol Argentinian
    423 Grand Ave, South San Francisco, CA 94080

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      Dave MP RE: Melanie Wong Jul 15, 2007 10:51 PM

      Here's another older thread: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/44117

      1. re: Melanie Wong
        Robert Lauriston RE: Melanie Wong Jul 16, 2007 11:34 AM

        Those are really good. Great texture.

      2. psb RE: vanity021 Jul 16, 2007 01:49 AM

        just out of curiosity, are the standard or chocolate alfajores sold at Ritual Roasters
        any good?

        i'm will to take the $1.75 x 2 hit for "research" purposes, but i can just give it a
        thumbs up/thumbs down but cant provide much in the way of comparisons.

        ok tnx.

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          ML8000 RE: vanity021 Jul 16, 2007 04:00 AM

          Caffe Centro on South Park in SF sells an excellent alfajores...chocolate dipped and non. They're supplied by a bakery...just don't know who/which one. I'm sort of glad I don't know which bakery...just like I'm glad I don't live within walking distance to a really good bakery like Bake Sale Betty. $1.25 per.

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            chemchef RE: vanity021 Jul 16, 2007 07:41 AM

            I'm pretty sure that they sell them at the Pasta Shop on 4th St in Berkeley. I haven't tried them, though.

            1. Melanie Wong RE: vanity021 Jul 16, 2007 07:47 AM

              One to avoid is the Dolce Vita brand, locally made, packaged and sold at many cafes. Ick.

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                sairuh RE: vanity021 Jul 16, 2007 12:11 PM

                Taquería La Bamba in Mountain View has excellent alfajores. Cannot remember the cost, but I think they were over a dollar each.

                A post about this from late 2006:

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