For this Vegan Food Line, Success Is a Result of Following Your Heart

Veganaise has become a well-known alternative to mayonnaise in healthy cuisine, but its viability as a product was not always a sure thing. The parent company Follow Your Heart started as a seven-seat...

b. patisserie & b. on the go | san francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

"B patisserie is temporarily closed. We are open at B on the go — FRI, SAT, and SUN from 8am to 4pm. Visit B on the Go website to place order and pick-up." Online ordering: https://orders.cake.n...

Emma's Bakery & Cafe | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 27 days ago

In October I had a chance to pick up a couple things at Emma's Bakery & Cafe, located next to Starbucks on the southside. Opened a month earlier after more than a year of delays, it took over the v...

The Scarborough coffee shop I've been looking for...

by Googs 1 month ago

The Scarborough coffee shop I've been looking for has finally arrived. Ethio Natural Coffee on the north side of Danforth just east of Pharmacy has great quality Ethiopian beans roasted fresh on-s...

TeaEver in Millbrae

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 month ago

Headed south in October to escape the atmospheric river that hit the North Bay hard, I stopped in Millbrae to pick up Chinese take-out and some groceries to shelter in place for up to a week. Since...

Rize Up Sourdough & The Butterfly Joint Cafe | Outer Richmond - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 months ago

In September I stopped by Hakka Restaurant https://www.chowhound.com/post/chef-change-hakka-restaurant-san-francisco-1085232 to pick-up a to-go order. The brightly painted storefront and sidewalk s...

Brickmaiden Breads in Point Reyes Station

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

On Sunday, Brickmaiden Breads announced that it is for sale, both the business and the building. https://www.instagram.com/p/CVIh8BkFPdV/ Point Reyes Light has more details: " . . . Owner Ce...

Bear Foods, Chelan WA

by kaleokahu 4 months ago

Anyone who's spent much time is this resort and winery town in Central Washington probably already knows that grocery and dry goods shopping there isn't fulfilling or enlightening. Yes, there's a ...

Cafes & Bakeries in Miami

by mialebven 14 years ago

Miami Chowhounds have it lucky... Yes, San Francisco and New York has more of an European feel thanks to their city layouts. They also may have more European restaurants (other than Spanish restaur...

Soft Serve Ice Cream at Ad Astra Bread Co. | Seaside - Monterey Peninsula

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 months ago

From the day that famed pastry chef, Ron Mendoza revealed his plans to open a bread bakery to explore the savory side, many of us quietly prayed that in due time he would experiment again with ice ...

Bright Bear Bakery | Petaluma - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

In December I stopped by Bright Bear Bakery on the eastside of Petaluma on my way north. Known for its "cronut", $4, I tried one iced with chocolate and blackberry. I also grabbed a sesame bagel, $...

Billingsgate (Four Star Seafood) Opens Softly in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Billingsgate, the seafood market and cafe from the owners of Four Star Seafood & Provisions https://www.chowhound.com/post/star-seafood-provisions-san-francisco-bay-area-delivery-1091761 opened sof...

Khao Man Gai Jok @ Jam's Joy Bungalow in Sebastopol

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Being away from the City, I miss the convenience of deciding last minute to grab some jook (congee) for breakfast. Sure, I can make it myself, and I do. In some areas, I've been able to fill the cr...

Society Bakery & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Last month I stopped by Society Bakery & Cafe located in the Antique Society in Sebastopol. This venue has been home to a number of bakeries that i've enjoyed over the years. This one is a winner ...

Tamales at Panaderia El Palomo in Cloverdale

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

This small family-owned bakery in Cloverdale has fresh tamales every day. Steaming hot right out of the steamer to consume immediately or available chilled if you're stocking up. Last week I st...

Gene's Chinese Flatbread Cafe has opened in Woburn today!

by mcel215 7 years ago

It's a nice space, and Gene and his wife were there. The tables are black and the space looks nice, but not overly decorated. I got the #4, spicy. Love how the garlic cooks as soon as you toss...

Breadbelly | Inner Richmond District - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Open since year-end, Breadbelly was my first pick to catch-up over lunch with a chef friend in April. Trying to avoid the crowds, we dropped in mid-morning only to find every table in the small caf...

Valley Ford Cheese & Creamery | Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Sunday's almost-Spring mild temperature and blue skies inspired a drive to the Sonoma Coast. Lots of other people had the same idea and the tiny hamlet of Valley Ford was booming with visitors. Ope...

Daily Driver | Dogpatch - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

My first time here was in August and I was lucky to get a parking spot around the corner. Fascinating to observe the cheese production, especially when the cheesemaker put her ear to what I think w...

Chokola Bean to Bar | Taos, New Mexico

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

From Taos Pueblo https://www.chowhound.com/post/pueblo-bread-taos-pueblo-1087607 , I headed back to my hotel to check-out. But not before investigating the source of the early morning whiff of caca...

SOHO BAKERY & CAFE, Chalmers Gate, 330 Hwy # 7, Richmond Hill - Gutsy opening by a new kid on the block!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 years ago

It will take a lot of guts to compete and open up a Hong Kong style cafe/bakery in the same plaza as ' Luculus '....one of the best Hong Kong style bakery in the GTA. Today, driven by curiosity,...