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Seeks 2 lbs of Fancy Small Cookies, Bay Area

besides Schubert's on Clement.

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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      When Anna's moved to San Mateo from their 18th Street location in San Francisco, I was devastated. It's one more reason to drive to San Mateo.

      I also prefer the Emporio Rulli in Larkspur.

        1. Stella Pastry for nice Italian cookies. But for a true delight, I'd buy the ones at Boulettes Larder in the Ferry Bldg (.75/ea). Their cookies and tarts are exquisite.

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          1. re: rubadubgdub

            Thank you, haven't tried thiers yet. Small cookies , right?

            1. re: stanbee

              yes, if your desire is for mignardaises, boulettes larder are perfect

            1. Just don't go to Victoria. Not worth it for what you get.

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              1. re: Violatp

                it's closed.

                Thanks everyone but it looks like there's nothing I haven't already tried on the quest for other varieties fancy Swiss style
                mignondise.

                1. re: stanbee

                  Not cookies, but you may want to add some Divine Delights petits fours (Petaluma) to your plate of mignardises.
                  http://www.divinedelights.com/

                  And it has been a couple years since my last visit to Emporio Rulli's mother ship in Larkspur, but I'll mention that it used to have multitudes more variety of pastries than the SF locations stock. It might be worth a call, if you've not been to this store, to see if there's something that would fit your needs.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                    Yeah, I had the same impression, the Larkspur version of Rulli was like being teleported to a fancy bakery in Italy. Huge selection of lovely stuff.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

                      Yes, the first time I walked up to the Larkspur store and opened the door left a huge impression on me. The marble, gleaming glass, caffe tables on the sidewalk, even the scent of the place made me feel like I was in Milan.

                      1. re: Melanie Wong

                        then, walk across the street and shop at Coquelicout... you'll be in Provence.
                        coquelicotfromprovence.com

                    2. re: Melanie Wong

                      Thank you. Ate they old-fashioned petit four coated in thin fondant?

                      I love the grainy, fudgy texture and the burn of so pure sugar like what I grew up on last century.

                      1. re: stanbee

                        Well, I looked up my old post hoping it would jog my memory. But 2004 is a bit too far back for any recollection. What I remember most about them is the freshness of the cake component. Maybe Cynsa can fill in more recent details.
                        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/3333...

                        1. re: Melanie Wong

                          I have certainly had my share of the Divine Delights' petit fours and by the catalog description, enrobed in chocolate not fondant:
                          http://www.divinedelights.com/gift/ca...

                          I knew I was in trouble when I started returning to the retail outlet with my small empty box for four... to refill it and avoid the 'box' fee.
                          Since my commute to the North Bay has ended, I'm not on Hwy 101 and there's no detour in Petaluma. sigh.

                    3. re: stanbee

                      Victoria is not closed, just relocated (to Powell and Filbert). FWIW it's under the same ownership as Stella Pastry and shares bakers.

                  2. I've been buying and enjoying the cookies by the pound at various Whole Foods. The bigger WFs have the best selection. Love the Mexican wedding cookies! I think they're around $9 a pound.

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                    1. re: The Librarian

                      Thanks for the good idea. Hope they are butter cookies.