Sweets, savories, and baked treats. Who doesn’t love ’em? This city takes their sweets as seriously as their savories. Whether you’re in the mood for a buttery pastry for breakfast or a spicy quiche for dinner, you’ll never be more than a hop, skip and a jump away. Here are our picks for the top 5 Bay Area Bakeries.
1 Tartine Bakery
Tartine takes the top spot in our list. For starters, the line around this Bakery is well worth the wait (so don't get discouraged!). And in case you've never tried Tartine bread, it's a "must do" if you live in SF. It totally lives up to the hype and so does everything else. Croissants, sweets, pastries are all so soft and buttery and melt-in-your-mouth good.
600 Guerrero St San Francisco, CA 94110 (415) 487-2600
2 Bouchon Bakery
Ok, if we lived in Yountville, we'd be standing outside of Bouchon every day waiting for it to open. Another bakery with a no-nonsense line, but boy does it move quickly. Thomas Keller's flagship bakery has everything down to a delicious science. Macaroons are a stand-out hit, and pastries are certainly right up there too. When in Yountville...
6528 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599 (707) 944-2253
3 Boudin Bakery
Here's a history lesson: Boudin is the oldest continuously operating business in San Francisco. Established in 1849, It is the creator of the Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread. Pretty cool, huh. So needless to say, Boudin Bakery is world-famous for its Original San Francisco Sourdough French Bread. If you're in the mood for a savory soup inside of a freshly baked sourdough bowl, then by all means, go for it! And don't forget to add a little something sweet on the side.
160 Jefferson St San Francisco, CA 94133 (415) 928-1849
4 SusieCakes Bakery
Who isn't charmed by those old time sweets by SusieCakes? Colorful pastels and sprinkles seem to be the theme of every cute little cupcake and sweet. Good thing they also have the substance to back it up.
2109 Chestnut St San Francisco, CA 94123 (415) 474-2253
5 Delessio Market & Bakery
Delessio is one of those bakeries where you can find just about everything. Sweets, savories, breakfast, lunch, dinner. It's all at Delessio. It's a great spot to stop into when you need to grab some bites for the office, or for a large party; it's large, it's quick, it's diverse. And don't forget to snag some Humphry Slocombe ice cream before you walk out the door!
302 Broderick St San Francisco, CA 94117 (415) 552-8077