Best Bakeries in San Francisco

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San Francisco is a foodie’s paradise. Not only are there a ton of fantastic restaurants, the city is home to some amazing food producers as well. So let’s check out some of the best bakeries in San Francisco to see what we are missing when it comes to designer breads, soughdough, patisserie and cakes!

Cinderella Bakery and Café at 436 Balboa St

Situated in the heart of the Little Russia district, this Russian baked goods specialist has been delighting customers for over 60 years. Choose from some amazing savory bread goods including deep-fried piroshki stuffed with beef and cheese or puff pastry pirogis filled with savory Russian flavours. The sweets are amazing too. 

Schubert’s Bakery at 521 Clement Street.

Founded by German immigrants in 1911, Schubert’s specialises in old world European favorites including cookies, cakes and tarts. Try the Swedish Princess Cake – if you like marzipan you will love it. 

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company at 3876 Noriega Street

This Outer Sunset Bakery offers a fantastic range of food including lasagne and hot breakfast sandwiches. The bakery is also amazing and you can pick up classic favorites including donuts, muffins, cakes and pastries. This company also deliver so you don’t even have to leave home! 

Arsicult Bakery at 397 Arguello Blvd 

If you like croissants you have probably found your own patch of heaven. Arsicult was voted as producing the best croissant in the USA and you can find a whole range including almond croissants and morning buns. Beware the lines are long but you can order a dozen to pick up the next day. 

Jane the Bakery at 1881 Gerry Blvd

Yum and yum again, this bakery does a fine line in breads, pastries cakes and tarts that will suit the most discerning of customers. In addition there is a full lunch menu. There are three outlets across the city and you can also order online. 

Thorough Bread and Pastry at 248 Church Street

We love this bakery. It looks like a traditional neighbourhood bakery from the outside but inside it is a cornucopia of bready delights. This business is affiliated with the San Francisco Baking Institute so the quality is second to none. Try the sourdough or alternatively buy a kit and learn from the masters on how to make your own. 

Arizmendi Bakery at 1331 9th avenue

Founded by members of a Bakery collective, a well established tradition in the Bay area, Arizemendi Bakery continues with the ethos of great bread at a great price. Find pastries, cakes, bread, cookies and snacks. There is also a daily vegetarian pizza on offer so it’s great for lunch too. 

Breadbelly at 1408 Clement Street

This is a popular Asian American bakery that provides a range of dainty and beautiful cakes, sandwiches and breads. You can order online and pick up.With so many great places to eat in San Francisco, the choice can be overwhelming, even to locals. Check out our Frisco Fastball guide on where to eat in San Francisco so that you always make the right choice when it comes to enjoying the delights of this fantastic foodie city.

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