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Bayareafoodiei Jan 16, 2012 11:24 AM

What are the best bakeries in San Francisco?

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  1. Robert Lauriston RE: Bayareafoodiei Jan 16, 2012 11:28 AM


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      rubadubgdub RE: Bayareafoodiei Jan 16, 2012 12:04 PM

      Schubert's (birthday cakes), Stella (Italian cookies, pastries, and cakes), Victoria Pastry (princess pie), Boulettes Larder (exquisite cookies, tarts), Super Napoleon and Clement Bakery (Chinese). Love Tartine for cream pies and bfast pastries.

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        Bayareafoodiei RE: rubadubgdub Jan 16, 2012 02:24 PM

        Thank you, you covered them all!!!!!

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          wolfe RE: Bayareafoodiei Jan 16, 2012 02:58 PM

          No not all, Thorough Bread and Pastry for one.

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            Bayareafoodiei RE: wolfe Jan 16, 2012 03:32 PM

            That place looks awesome. Do you know of any bakeries in walking distance from the Ritz Carlton?

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              Robert Lauriston RE: Bayareafoodiei Jan 16, 2012 03:43 PM

              Cafe Rulli in Union Square, though the selection is limited compared with their other branches. Brioche on Columbus. La Boulange on California, or Market.

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          lovesfood11 RE: rubadubgdub Dec 25, 2012 11:10 AM

          Do you like Baker & Banker?

        3. emglow101 RE: Bayareafoodiei Jan 16, 2012 07:56 PM

          Liguria Bakery for the focaccia.

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            dlobo RE: Bayareafoodiei Dec 25, 2012 12:41 PM

            Knead Pattiserie on 24th and Folsom (part of Mission Local). Small selection but extremely good

            Craftsman and Wolves on Valencia


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              mlutsky RE: Bayareafoodiei Dec 26, 2012 10:48 PM

              Don't forget Noe Valley Bakery!

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                tjinsf RE: Bayareafoodiei Dec 26, 2012 11:34 PM

                what kind of bakery are you looking for? Bread, desserts, cookies?

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                  lovesfood11 RE: tjinsf Dec 27, 2012 02:51 PM

                  Anything I can snack on while I'm in San Francisco. I just like good quality desserts.

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                    tjinsf RE: lovesfood11 Dec 27, 2012 05:28 PM

                    for fancy desserts try Chocolate Lab in the Dogpatch, one of the few pastry shops open past 8pm. Craftsman & Wolves in the Mission (it is very modern interpretations, some succeed more than others), Miette's (Ferry Building) for Macarons. Tout Sweet.

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                      Atomica RE: lovesfood11 Dec 27, 2012 06:47 PM

                      Thorough Bread remains one of my favorites, and their baguette is my favorite in the city. Sandbox is good and has some Japanese influence. Craftsman & Wolves is cool and interesting and definitely worth visiting. I like Baker & Banker a lot from my one visit (the location isn't convenient to me at all). Knead Patisserie has great product, but attitude that I don't understand. I would not second Noe Valley Bakery.

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                        Windy RE: Atomica Dec 28, 2012 05:45 PM

                        I agree with everything you've said and would add Arizmendi for cookies and muffins.

                        But do try Craftsman and Wolves' baguette; chewier and less classic than Thorough's. At Thorough, I recommend the purple baguette and chocolate bread.

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                          Atomica RE: Windy Dec 29, 2012 11:17 AM

                          My favorite thing at Arizmendi is always the corn and cherry scone. So good! And of course the great chocolate cake at the 9th/Irving location. I will definitely try Craftsman & Wolves' baguette. I really do like most of Thorough Bread's output, though, not just the bread.

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                            Steve Green RE: Windy Dec 29, 2012 07:31 PM

                            Another vote for Arizmendi -- I especially like their pecan rolls and "Kookie Brittle".

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