Bread and beyond from bakeries around the city.
King cakes! Woo woo woo!
The ultimate focaccia. Sure, they run out early, so if you're jonesing, here's a tip: Head to Lucca on Valencia.
Brutti ma buoni, the classic "ugly but good" cookies, simply rock here.
Everyone goes on about the sacripantina, but the cannoli are my go-to.
A little taste of North Beach in the heart of the Mission. Excellent old-school Italian pastries.
If you can tough through the line, the croissants are sublime. And the bread that hits the shelves at 5 pm each day is worth the wait.
Unparalleled bread. The pain d'epi is a fave.
I love everything here. The Rebel Within, savory muffin with a soft-cooked egg in the center, is a world-class baked good. The cube cakes are stunningly beautiful and complex works of art. Even the bread is extraordinary.