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Pastries

A well-made pastry is a beautiful thing. Discuss these desserts-as-breakfast here, from croissants to tarts: Get baking advice, pastry shop suggestions, and info on pastry terms and techniques.

These Chocolate Rugelach Are the Bite-Sized Desserts of Your Dreams

If you’ve ever had the chocolate-Nutella babka from Breads Bakery in New York City or Tel Aviv, you’re well aware of the craze surrounding the pastry. The wonderfully flaky, densely chocolate babka...
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Dago Bagel • Toscano Brothers Italian Bakery • Antonio's Italian Pastries | North Beach - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 7 days ago

Today's National Bagel Day, making it as good a day as any to report on Tony Gemignani's bagel venture. Housed in Toscano Brothers Italian Bakery, Dago Bagel debuted in May. I tried an everything b...

Secret Bakery | Salinas & Greenfield

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

One of this season's farmers market discoveries is Secret Bakery, vending at the Oldtown Salinas market on Saturday morning's or at Flora's Farm in Greenfield on Sundays. The cottage baker works ma...

Pan de Muerto at La Soledad Bakery | Salinas

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 months ago

With Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) fast approaching on November 2 and observances starting on the weekend, I visited a long-time favorite and Oaxacan specialist, La Soledad Bakery. This time...

Best Tasting Cream Puffs in the GTA?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 4 months ago

Fattening?! Who cares?!......When its this darn goooood!! Surprising birthday gifts keep on coming from the kids! This time, a collection of exquisite tasting, super-delicate, fluffy & light,...

Communion Bakehouse | Sellwood - SE Portland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The absolutely best food I had in Portland was on the first day of my visit, Aug 21, 2019, at Communion Bakehouse. So much more praise dancing in my head to heap on this spot beyond my IG post of t...

CAKEVIEW, Scarborough - Best tasting ' Fresh Crean Mango Sponge Cake ' in town?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 months ago

Calories??........What Calories??!! Putting on a pile by devouring this heavenly and Uber-delicious ' Fresh Cream Mango Sponge Cake ' from Cakeview, Scarborough ( Finch & Midland )! Crafted u...

Any place one can buy Kouign Amann in SF?

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by cyssf 11 years ago

Tom fell in love with kouign amann while on our home exchange in Brittany, I have been searching for a bakery in San Francisco that sells this. I tried using David Leibovitz's version which was to...

Eataly, Flatiron, busy as ever...

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by gutreactions 8 months ago

We have been sitting on a gift card for Eataly, so on our weekend visit to Manhattan we stopped into the Flatiron market. The outdoor cafes were bustling, and when we entered on 23rd. St. it looked...

"CASTLE & COAL" - Michelin star caliber French pastry delights!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 8 months ago

For her weekly visit, Evelyn surprised me by bringing up from down-town, a few gorgeous looking and delectable French patisserie from the current, relatively new and highly acclaimed "Castle & Coal...

Sicilian pastries in Toronto

prima
by prima 1 year ago

Which bakeries would you recommend these days for old school Sicilian pastries? Open to more general Italian pastry shops/bakeries, but I'd love to find a place selling Sicilian specialties. There ...

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

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year 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...

Reem’s California Mission: Atayef and Maarouk for Ramadan

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Though not a member of the faith, I’ve come to look forward to the month of Ramadan for the special Syrian pastry: atayef. Learning about these long ago from “dml”, https://www.chowhound.com/post...

5/1 Bake Love Not Hate Fundraiser for the AAPI Community, Oakland

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

This might be the best chance to snag a Boichik bagel . . . it is contributing 20 dozen bagels for the bake sale to be held at the Athletic Club in Oakland. "THE BAKE SALE May 1, 2021, from 1...

5/1 Bake Sale to Protect AAPI Lives | Zuni Cafe - San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

Saturday May 1 starting at 11am, an all star roster of our area's finest bakers and pastry chefs is raising money to protect AAPI lives. Hosted by Zuni Cafe (1658 Market St, SF), 100% of proceeds f...

"Nord Lyon," Queen Street West - French Patisserie

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 year ago

"Oh what a beautiful morning!!" Knowing I am stuck uptown due to Covid lock-down, my daughter brought this lucky 'sweet tooth' father, a whole box of French Pastry goodies from 'Nord Lyon' downt...

Toronto: Best Coffee & Beer

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by rushbikes 4 years ago

In-the-know Torontonians: Visiting Toronto at the end of the week and looking for caffeine and alcohol recommendations. What are your favorite cafes & craft breweries? Separately, bonus points f...

ISO Black Forest Cake in TO

prima
by prima 11 months ago

Has anyone bought a good Black Forest Cake lately? I remember Fabian's being recommended years ago. Gerhard's sells one: https://gerhardscafe.ca/cakes/ols/products/black-forest-torte Thank...

Pastries for the Lunar New Year at Masse's (Berkeley)

daveena
by daveena 10 years ago

I went up to Masse's to find a chocolate cake for a family member's birthday and was blown away by the gorgeous pastries they made for the Lunar New Year - yuzu eclairs with pale green icing and pa...

1/30 Piroshky Piroshky Bakery Pop-up in San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Piroshky Piroshky Bakery from Pike Place in Seattle will be popping-up to deliver pre-orders to San Francisco on January 30, 1pm to 3pm. Deadline to pre-order is January 28, 2pm. Would love to h...

Baklava in Seattle

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by Chura 12 months ago

Where in Seattle can one find baklava? Many pieces, on a tray, freshly made. I'll settle for packaged ones like Trader Joe's used to carry more than ten years ago. Thank you in advance!