These are the latest, mouth-watering pastries worth gaining weight for.
There's a new pastry lineup at Mr. Holmes Bakehouse (the bakery that made the cruffin famous in 2014). The menu is a collaboration between pastry chef Brittany Dunn at the SF location and Mr. Holmes pastry chefs from their eight other locations, including L.A. and Korea. It’s hard to resist the killer garlic sunchoke danish or the banana almond chai danis, but the piece de resistance is the “Just Try It” croissant oozing with housemade pastrami, pickled onions and oranges, Manchego cheese and a dusting of pumpkin and fennel seeds. Yum.
Love the pistachio blackberry twice-baked croissants at Sightglass? You have Neighbor Bakehouse to thank. Their new spring menu is loaded with seasonal pies like the strawberry nectarine with oatmeal crumble and savory pastries like the curry potato turnovers, ham and cheese morning buns an the "everything” croissant filled with cream cheese.
In the far reaches of the Dogpatch, Noon All Day is a pleasant neighborhood café where you can down salads, bowls and coffee (you guessed it) all day long. Baked by nearby parent restaurant Piccino, the pastries are the highlight, whether you opt for the taro coconut Danish or the not-too-sweet white sesame cookie. While you’re at it, don’t miss the kimchi croissant.
Vive La Tarte has a new location in the Ferry Building and a new menu (and there's more than just the tacro to get excited about). While the menu changes daily, look out for the custard-packed blood orange croissant and the sea salt chocolate cake. The original SoMa location also turns out lovely quiches and cakes.