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linz Jul 7, 2009 11:15 PM

I'm looking for bakery bargains in san francisco...weekly deals, day-olds sold for cheap, or just plain something delicious that's sold for not too much money. While taste IS important I'm also interested in scope -ie, do certain neighborhoods have more bargains, do few have bargains, etc? Recession specials, if you will.

So far I've got on my list:
1. Philz coffee sells day-old pastries for super cheap
2. That Takes The Cake sells reduced price day-old cupcakes
3. Maggie Mudd -Wednesday sales

I know From Hollow in the Ferry Building used to offer pastry deals late in the afternoon after they'd stopped baking for the day but I know they've had some turnover and aren't sure if they still do that.

  1. Melanie Wong Jul 13, 2009 10:39 AM

    Outside SF . . . Any recent reports on the Bread Garden in Berkeley? It used to mark down some items 50% near closing time.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong
      rworange Jul 13, 2009 10:43 AM

      Still do, but it is outside sf

    2. Mari Jul 10, 2009 07:16 PM

      Royal Bakery on Mission Street in the Excelsior Dist. always seems to have day-old rolls, french bread, focaccia, and some sweet Mexican bread.

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        BillSF Jul 10, 2009 08:15 PM

        Sheng Kee Bakery sells their entire assortment of sweet and salty buns at a discount (I think it's 2 for $1.50) after 8 p.m everyday. I go to the store across from 99Ranch in Daly City, but I'm sure the other locations have the same deal.

        http://www.shengkee.com/share/cgi-bin...

      2. rworange Jul 10, 2009 06:53 PM

        I haven't been in a while, but Citizen Cake sold bread at 1/2 price after 6pm. You might call them and see if they still do that. They make some nice bread.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/46373

        For sandwich bread and lots of other stuff, the Entermann's Bakery near Safeway on 16th has some really good deals

        SF: Entermanns Outlet 1/2 price Wednesday and Friday - Orowheat $1.49, Thomas English muffins $1.29, etc
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/607226

        1. wolfe Jul 10, 2009 04:02 PM

          8AM Acme Berkeley, day old bread, 1/2 price, limited supply with my favorite available, whole wheat walnut. Actually would prefer cinnamon currant walnut but those are rarely left over. Both great toasted.

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            Nancy Berry Jul 10, 2009 03:50 PM

            There's an area in the back of House of Bagels on Geary in SF where they sell all sorts of day old bagels, breads, etc. at reduced prices.

            1. Atomica Jul 8, 2009 10:45 AM

              Destination Baking (Glen Park) sells 2-for-1 breakfast pastries, I think after 2:00.

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              1. re: Atomica
                Melanie Wong Jul 10, 2009 02:10 PM

                Thanx for this. Took my mom there yesterday, got two each of sticky bun, Danish, bear claw, and blueberry muffins for $11.30.

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                Destination Baking Co
                598 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131

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                Sharuf Jul 8, 2009 03:17 AM

                I was amazed at how cheap pan dulces can be. Like 3 or 4 for a buck - and that's the regular price. My nearby Mexican store has a bakery case, and each day's supply gets delivered around 9 am there.

                1. Melanie Wong Jul 8, 2009 12:01 AM

                  A month ago, Frog Hollow was marking down pastries to 2/$6 at the end of the day.
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5916...

                  TC Pastry on Irving St sells much of what's left in the dim sum case (including some baked items) for 3/$1 after 6pm.

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                  1. re: Melanie Wong
                    الشره Jul 14, 2009 02:54 PM

                    Now, TC Pastry on Irving St sells much of what's left in the dim sum case for 3/$1.20 after 6pm

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                    betterbeheaven Jul 7, 2009 11:42 PM

                    Specialty's sells day-old cookies for half-price

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                      linz Jul 8, 2009 12:01 AM

                      thanks! keep the recs coming ;)

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