PLEASE HELP ME FIND A SOURCE FOR MAIL ORDER FLAN, OR A SAN FRANCISCO RESTAURANT WHERE I COULD PURCHASE A FLAN "TO GO"?
i need to find a mail order source for truly fantastic flan that will deliver to the San Francisco area, or the name of a restaurant in San Francisco that makes spectacular flan that might let me purchase one "to go", The person that will be the recipient of this gift considers himself a real flan aficianado. Any help out there? Thank you in advance for your help,
I think mail-order flan is impossible. It's too delicate.
Patio Español used to do a good job. I haven't been there in years.
Canto do Brasil's coconut flan is great but quite different from the classic Spanish.
I've read La Oaxaqueña Bakery has good flan. I imagine Nopalito has a good flan and they do catering.I've seen flan from time to time at Falleti's next door with the Delessio Bakery in it. I think I've seen flan at Leleninta;s. They do mainly cakes, but based on the excellence of their cakes, if they do flan it would probably be good
I'm not such a flan fan and most of my recs would be in the East Bay.
However, I have had enough to recommend that if you don't know what your friend considers good flan, you should ask. What texture are they looking for? How dense? Or are they expecting creamy or ... jiggly? What about the syrup or whatever it is called? What is the preference there? How thin, how much, how sweet or carmely? What country does the perfect flan for them come from ... Mexico, Spain ... Central or South American?
Some other possibilities ... has anyone tried the flan at these places ... Poc Chuc, Fresca, Grubstake (Portuguese), Canteen (I read they once made a good one), Boulangerie / Bay Breads (yeah they make flan. I spotted it once and the oddness stuck in my mind), Mission Beach Cafe
This may sound counterintuitive, but I bet you are losing readers with an all caps title. Yes, it gets attetion ... but in a bad way. I almost didn't open it. All caps are hard to read and it made me think the post was going to be all caps.
If a Crème Brûlée will do, one of the best I've ever had is from Champagne French Bakery in Mill Valley and Town Center in Corte Madera. It's already in its own small "pie tin" so to go is fine. Have one yourself right there before you decide to get one or more to go :-)
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