I'm in the Bay area next week and want to bring some care packages of Chinese baked goods back to my bakery-deficient family. I'm looking for the big traditional Chinese bakery, with dozens of different bean-paste filled delights, some gelatinous rice treats, etc. Bao to eat on my 7:15 am flight would be a big plus--I'll have a fridge overnight.
My challenge is that I will have very limited hours to hit a bakery before my flight back--most of my daylight hours are booked. The easiest locations for me to reach the night before I fly out (and I need to assume I won't be at a bakery prior to 7 pm) would be in Oakland or Millbrae.
Many thanks, and I hope to help you all out some time when you're visiting the DC area.