Flash! Golden Gate Bakery is OPEN.
As of today, anyway. I'm not sure you can count on scoring a dan ta, though. The windows are full of mooncakes, which may be all they are pushing.
It'll be interesting to see if they survive beyond Sept. 12.
Golden Gate Bakery
1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
unfortunately 99 Ranch is tough without a car from SF - quite a hike from Daly City or Colma BART, and Richmond is probably worse. I did see that Sheng Kee on Irving has small ones in the $2 range - are these in the same ballpark as all the ones in boxes?
1941 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122
4299 Rosewood Dr, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Knowing them, they'll sell egg tarts and mooncakes no problem as they've done around this time of year in the past. It would be like one's favorite Shanghainese restaurant not selling XLB and only offering nian gao during Chinese New Year.
And my guess is that maybe afterwards they might abruptly close for another month or two for a vacation either to somewhere in South America or Toishan China (depending on which place they've been to already), or just flat out rest from the frenzy. ;-)