There were many many delicious sweets to be found in San Francisco, here are the ones we sampled:
gelato at Naia in North Beach
divine! fabulous fabulous gelato! On the left, vanilla and pumpkin, on the right, chocolate and cherry chocolate chip
Tyler and I share a love of Jelly Bellies, in particular, the pear flavored ones. We discovered them in the early days of our dating years and joked about visiting the “mothership”, well, on this vacation we did, and it was so much fun! And we came home with tons of sweet loot, including lots of belly flops.
Stella’s Pastries in North Beach
Stella’s was recommended to us by our tour guide, who grew up in the area and frequented Stella’s as a child. Per his recommendation we ordered the sacripantina, fitting as they are “the home of the sacripantina.” I picked out an assortment of cookies, the macaroon was divine!
Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory in Chinatown
This was one of the stops on our city tour, and we got to sample fresh from the oven fortune cookies. They tasted so good, nothing like the nasty styrofoam ones you get at restaurants! Sorry for the terrible picture, food photography is tough in a dark alley.
We didn’t make it to the TCHO shop/factory on the bay, but we did pick up some of their chocolates at a market at the Ferry Building. I remember reading about them on food blogs sometime last year, they are supposedly great for baking. They are also great when a chocolate craving hits you!
Miette Patisserie at the Ferry Building
The adorable displays and cute little sweets were calling to me from Miette, so we bought a few treats for our last night in San Francisco. Madeleines and macarons, in vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, and rose flavors. These were great, but would of been best fresh.
Kara’s Cupcakes at Ghiradelli Square
We had no ghiradelli chocolate on this trip, I just didn’t see the point when you can buy it in the check out line at Walmart. However, my friend wheezer monkey highly recommended Kara’s Cupcakes at the square and holy cow, these were yum! So while lots of tourists popped in to Ghiradelli for overpriced hot fudge sundaes, we dined on pricey but oh so worth it cupcakes from Kara’s, chocolate raspberry and vanilla coconut. The coconut BLEW MY MIND.
So there you have it folks, sugar overload in San Francisco, worth every cavity