8 Must-Try San Francisco Bakeries

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If there’s one thing I’m super thankful for in San Francisco, it’s the multitude of drool-worthy bakeries packed within this small city. Nothing is as exciting as walking in and being immediately engulfed in the smell of rich, creamy butter and melted sugar. Here, we’re narrowing it down to our 8 must-try San Francisco bakeries. It’s a hard job, but someone had to do it. Whether it’s a flaky, golden croissant or an unbeatable take on a classic pastry, these bakeries all have something that helps them stand out from the crowd. Here they are, in no particular order.

B. PatisserieThis sweet cafe was started by famed pastry chef Belinda Leong, who sharpened her knives at michelin-starred restaurants like Manresa and Gary Danko. The kouign amann is a must.
BakeriesMore Info | 2821 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115 | (415) 440-1700
TartineFamous, but famous for a reason. And now, they have the Tartine Manufactory. Make sure to try their banana cream tart, ham & cheese croissant, and a sopprasseta sandwich. Get a bit of sweet, get a bit of savory, and get happy.
BakeriesMore Info | 600 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94110 | (415) 487-2600
Devil’s Teeth Baking CoA neighborhood gem. Tucked far out in the sunset, you can get their decadent breakfast sandwich and enjoy it by the beach. On Sundays, they make beignets and they are basically sugary puffs of heaven.
BakeriesMore Info | 3876 Noriega St. San Francisco, CA 94122 | (415) 683-5533
Neighbor BakehouseEnjoy friendly vibes and cozy seating at Neighbor Bakehouse. This little bakery sits in the dogpatch, and is only open till noon so make sure to get there early. Their ginger pull-apart is TO DIE FOR.
BakeriesMore Info | 2343 3rd St. San Francisco, CA 94107 | info@neighborsf.com
Craftsman & WolvesCraftsman & Wolves is a breath of fresh air with its unique, inventive pastries as well as its decor. Steering away from the traditional bakery vibe, Craftsman & Wolves has a sleek black interior that serves elegant, adventurous goods unlike any I’ve ever seen.
BakeriesMore Info | 746 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110 | (415) 423-3337
Arsicault BakeryAnother hidden gem super close to my place… Until Bon Appetit named it the Best New Bakery in America. While I’m very happy for the humble and hardworking owners, I’m very sad to see what was once a 3 person line become a 40 minute wait. Definitely try their ham & cheese croissant or almond croissant, especially if you can get it fresh out of the oven. Truly an experience unlike any other.
BakeriesMore Info | 397 Arguello St, San Francisco, CA 94118 | (415) 750-9460
Mr. Holmes BakehouseEver see that sign “Half Baked in San Francisco”? Well, it’s from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. This hipster bakery in the heart of the Tenderloin is famous for their cruffin, and there is definitely a reason. Crunchy and flaky on the outside with a decadent cream filling, this is one not to be missed.
BakeriesMore Info | 1042 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA | hello@mrholmesbakehouse.com
Josey Baker BreadNot only does Josey Baker make some damn good bread, he also has a super inspiring story. Once a teacher, he started to bake bread as a hobbyist, then began to make so much he couldn’t store it anywhere. It got to a point where people began paying him for his bread and voila! His passion project became a full-time career. I still recall hearing about him on the underground foodie networks, talking about this guy who delivered bread on his bike. Now, he has his own bakery, published a book, and is a beloved figure in San Francisco. Oh! And Monday nights are PIZZA nights!
BakeriesMore Info
| 736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117


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