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stanbee Aug 14, 2013 06:19 AM

besides Schubert's on Clement.

  1. The Librarian Aug 15, 2013 08:54 AM

    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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      stanbee Aug 15, 2013 10:15 PM

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

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      Violatp Aug 14, 2013 09:43 PM

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

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        stanbee Aug 15, 2013 01:06 AM

        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.

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          Melanie Wong Aug 15, 2013 02:08 AM

          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.

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            Robert Lauriston Aug 15, 2013 08:55 AM

            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.

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              Melanie Wong Aug 15, 2013 10:52 AM

              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.

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                Cynsa Aug 15, 2013 11:02 AM

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

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              stanbee Aug 15, 2013 10:14 PM

              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.

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                Melanie Wong Aug 15, 2013 10:21 PM

                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...

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                  Cynsa Aug 16, 2013 02:56 PM

                  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.

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              soupçon Aug 15, 2013 07:16 AM

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

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            soupçon Aug 14, 2013 09:24 PM

            Mara's on Columbus

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              rubadubgdub Aug 14, 2013 02:09 PM

              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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                stanbee Aug 15, 2013 10:17 PM

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

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                  rubadubgdub Aug 15, 2013 11:05 PM

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

              2. Cynsa Aug 14, 2013 10:20 AM

                Dianda's
                http://www.diandasbakery.com/

                Emporio Rulli
                http://www.rulli.com/

                1. Robert Lauriston Aug 14, 2013 08:59 AM

                  Dianda.

                  http://www.diandasbakery.com

                  1. Melanie Wong Aug 14, 2013 08:17 AM

                    Anna's Cookies
                    http://www.annascookies.com/Retail-Locations_ep_43-1.html

                    Emporio Rulli
                    http://www.rulli.com/searchresults.as...

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                      Cynsa Aug 16, 2013 03:03 PM

                      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.

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