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tartine bakery 18th and guerrero favorites

helen cho | Jan 27, 200512:11 PM

pastrami sandwich--hot and melts in your mouth. It cries for coleslaw but you won't notice this while you're eating it. frankly, all their sandwiches are good

quiches: soft, buttery, high....try to get the chard or stinging nettle. yum. get it properly heated though.

lemon bergamot bar: whoa. you have the sweet and the low. this is the closest food equivalent to Bogart teaching Bacall how to whistle.

banana pudding tart: I usually ditch crust but here...they've brushed it with caramel and chocolate. the banana pudding is sinfully light and not too sweet. a revelation, truly.
I also like their tiny meringues, particularly the almond.
their croissants are all excellent, their chocolate pudding is forgettable and the gougere is more of an architect's dream than it is something to eat...bite into it and it's all air.

DO NOT GO ON MONDAYS. they do not have all their goods on mondays.
They also have (I think it's after four) the tastiest bread straight out of the oven.

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