James Beard award-winner Belinda Leong has been named Outstanding Baker in the country and one taste of her B Patisserie pastries confirms why. Whether you opt for the killer chocolate banana scones, silky quiche, seasonal kouign amann or Valrhona fudge cookies, her baked goods are irresistible.
Like coffee, bakeries have a long and colorful history in San Francisco dating back to the Gold Rush, when the original 49ers used a tangy wild bread culture to create the first loaves of San Francisco sourdough. Today, the city is knead-deep in artisan bakeries that churn out cakes, pastries, cookies and every other toothsome treat you can think of. The next time a snack attack hits, consult our bakery guide, hitting sweet spots from North Beach to the Mission.
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