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Dec 18, 2009 12:56 PM

Holiday Treats from Thorough Bread & Pastry or Tartine

Thorough Bread and Pastry - 248 Church St (between Market and 15th St) in San Francisco is taking orders for special holiday breads and desserts. Order (and pre-pay) by Dec 20th for pickup on Dec 23 (with orders by Dec 21 for pickups on Dec 24). http://www.thoroughbreadandpastry.com...

Tartine is also taking holiday bread and dessert orders. Also must order by Dec 20, with pickup Dec 24. http://www.tartinebakery.com/Christma...


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  1. Forgot to mention that Thorough Bread is open Dec 24 from 7am to 7pm.

    Tartine is open until 3pm on Dec 24 (bread pickup is 1:30-3pm that day).

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    1. re: coonyham

      i just placed a pre-order over the phone and requested a pick-up time of 5:30pm on Dec 24, and was told that the bakery is only open until 5pm on xmas eve. i pointed out that their website says a closing time of 7pm on dec 24, so hopefully this will be corrected soon...

    2. I got a delicious chocolate macaron from them right before Thanksgiving. Unfortunately they sell them in plastic tubes, and it was crushed getting it out.

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      1. re: Windy

        :( was planning on giving macaron's for Christmas.....

        I wonder if there is a way to untape the tube so it opens up fully? I'll ask them when I go to place my Christmas bread and dessert order tomorrow.

        1. re: coonyham

          Use scissors. The problem is the tubes are cute for display and shipping, but the ends are too small.

        2. re: Windy

          Windy, are you talking about Through Bread or Tartine for the chocolate macaron?

          Has another tried Tartine's buche de Noel - chocolate chiffon cake & toasted almond ganache, w/ meringue mushrooms & pistachio "moss"?

          1. re: hhc

            The macaron was from Thorough. I also noticed Starbucks is selling a dozen macarons prepacked for $9.95.

            I haven't tried Tartine's buche de Noel (or anyone's), but we saw a very cute version at DeLessio's.

        3. Note last year, Tartine had absolutely no bread available for sale on 12/23 or 12/24, unless you ordered in advance. Every loaf they baked Christmas week was pretty much spoken for and paid for in advance. Order forms for this year's 12/20 deadline are available on their website.