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French pastries in San Francisco?

foodseek Sep 29, 2010 04:10 PM

Four years ago, thanks to Chowhound, I "found" Pasterrie Delange on Fillmore/Bush. Now I am sad to hear they are closing along with Pasterrie Philippe. With a family wedding this December, I am again in search of french pastries. I also would like to find a bakery which can master a Croquembouche. I know this may be a challenge with two good bakeries closing recently but are there any French bakeries left in San Francisco? Thank you for your help.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: foodseek Sep 29, 2010 07:02 PM

    I'm sorry not to have an answer for you. But I'm alarmed to hear that Philippe is also closing. It's after hours and I can't call to get more information --- details please?

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    Patisserie Philippe (moving)
    655 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Delanghe Patisserie
    1890 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA

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      foodseek RE: Melanie Wong Sep 30, 2010 12:18 AM

      Sorry you are right-Pasterrie Philippe is alive and well-not closing. I was misinformed and hope I did not cause too much confusion.

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        Melanie Wong RE: foodseek Sep 30, 2010 12:25 AM

        Whew! Thanks for clearing that up quickly.

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      stanbee RE: foodseek Sep 30, 2010 12:05 AM

      Liz Faulkner's Citizen Cake makes great Croquembouche.

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        Melanie Wong RE: stanbee Sep 30, 2010 12:28 AM

        Thanks for the reminder. Here's a photo of the one I had a few years ago.
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/4506...

        While Citizen Cake is closed pending a move, I think that special orders can be placed at Orson.

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        macadam RE: foodseek Sep 30, 2010 08:51 PM

        If you're willing to cross the Bay Bridge for an incredibly delicious and astonishlingly good value, give Le Bedaine in Albany a try. I purchased three large pastries (fruit tart, Millefiore(sp?) and chocolate cream puffs) for @ $40 and was amazed at the the quality and quantity. Alo purchased the house-made smoked sausage; as a non-smoked person, it was delicious!~ Added it to a pasta sauce and it was so tasty. As previously stated on CH, prices are amazing and the service and product are perfection. Plus, it's on the free parking section of Solano Ave.

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          dordogne RE: macadam Sep 30, 2010 09:12 PM

          To the list of Le Bedaine pastries, add their tart tatin--and anything else prepared with the chef's house-made puff pastry.

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