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Best palmier in SF?

vestavenus Mar 11, 2012 03:03 AM

Where can I find a GOOD palmier in SF? In my opinion, Bread and Cie (if you've been there) in SD has one of the best! Perfectly buttery, flaky, crispy and caramelized... Real butter is a must! Thanks in advance for your suggestions :)

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    wanderlust21 RE: vestavenus Mar 11, 2012 10:04 PM

    I like the ones at Knead. Their selection varies, so they might not have them every day.

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      wally RE: wanderlust21 Mar 11, 2012 10:40 PM

      3112 24th St.
      San Francisco

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        vestavenus RE: wanderlust21 Mar 11, 2012 11:01 PM

        I'll check them out, thanks!

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        indofood RE: vestavenus Mar 12, 2012 01:54 AM

        Tartine! On the weekend, the queue can be long, but it is so worth it to wait. I craved for the oh-so-good palmier and croissant.

        Too bad I live 15 hours plane ride away.

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          vestavenus RE: indofood Mar 12, 2012 11:01 AM

          mmmm, tartine! i'm sure theirs are delish--problem is every time i walk in there i want everything, so i always need to pick and choose wisely lol. will definitely choose the palmier next time :)

          p.s. sorry you're so far :| hopefully you have good pastries near you, as well!

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          foodeye RE: vestavenus Mar 12, 2012 10:45 AM

          I think the ones made by Starter are amazing. http://starterbakery.com/

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            vestavenus RE: foodeye Mar 12, 2012 11:04 AM

            starter's stuff looks great, will definitely try to track them down--thanks!

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              wally RE: vestavenus Mar 12, 2012 11:54 AM

              If you ever see stuff by Belinda Leong (b. Patisserie). Hers are fantastic.

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              Spatlese RE: foodeye Mar 12, 2012 02:43 PM

              Funny you mentioned Starter's palmiers - since the thing I like about their signature kouign amann pastry is the palmier-like crispy-sugary crust, I figured their straight palmier would be even better. Sadly, the 2 palmiers I picked up yesterday at the Temescal farmer's market weren't that - rather stale texture, without the sugary crunch I expected, just sugary.

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                vestavenus RE: Spatlese Mar 12, 2012 09:56 PM

                I read about the kouign amann pastry--from what i gather it's a mix between a croissant and a palmier? will definitely have to try both!

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              chocolatetartguy RE: vestavenus Mar 12, 2012 12:06 PM

              My favorite were at the late Patisserie Phillipe, but his successor Bonjour Patisserie seems to be using his recipe and they are pretty good. They are very caramelized.

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