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Lotta's Bakery (Polk St, SF)

Malcolm Ruthven Dec 6, 2012 07:38 PM

I was on Polk Street today and walked into Lotta's Bakery because it looked interesting. They had many different things, but got a (large) slice of ginger bread ($3). I think it was described as having blackstrap molasses in it. It was excellent. Dense, moist, with a strong rich flavor, of course including ginger. That item bodes well for the rest of their things. Check it out if you're nearby.


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  1. foodseek RE: Malcolm Ruthven Dec 7, 2012 04:50 PM

    Thanks-love gingerbread especially this time of year. Also, I have tried the Coffee Crunch cake at Lotta's Bakery and can recommend it as pretty close to Blums famous cake of past.

    1. Melanie Wong RE: Malcolm Ruthven Dec 24, 2012 07:33 PM

      Thanks for bringing up Lotta's again. It's been on my list to try for years and recently I was wondering if it was still in business. From past reports, sounds like a good place to check out for Jewish-style baked goods too.


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        Malcolm Ruthven RE: Malcolm Ruthven Dec 25, 2012 12:13 PM

        I just now saw this rave SF Weekly article about Lotta's (and the gingerbread). It's a link in Lotta's website Press section.


        1. Melanie Wong RE: Malcolm Ruthven Apr 18, 2014 08:49 PM

          I liked the hot cross bun quite a bit,

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