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Mar 11, 2012 03:03 AM

Best palmier in SF?

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

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      1. 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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        1. re: indofood

          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!

          1. re: foodeye

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

            1. re: vestavenus

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

            2. re: foodeye

              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.

              1. re: Spatlese

                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!

            3. 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.