Thursday, January 19, 2012

Travels with Blondie: San Francisco Sweets

Blue Bottle Affogato
You guys didn't really think I'd go to San Francisco and not eat sweets, did you? One of the reasons I love heading out to SF a lot is that I can eat to my heart's content every time and not scratch the surface of what they have to offer. Within the first few hours, I got another taste of Humphry Slocombe in Blue Bottle's affogato. Espresso and ice cream, best of both dessert worlds.

Humphry Slocombe
That wasn't the only encounter with Mr. Slocombe. This time I had my heart set on trying Mr. & Mrs. Miscellaneous except they were closed for winter break! Epic sadness. I comforted myself by heading over to the shop (I had Secret Breakfast with Blue Bottle Coffee ice cream!)

Ice Cream Sandwich
It also showed up in Magnolia's ice cream sandwich. Yes, it's deconstructed a bit with makes it perfect for sharing. Another great dessert there is the Strawberry Shortcake.

Miette's Chocolate Cupcake
During both of my Ferry Building visits I stopped by Miette Bakery. The first time I picked up an ice cream sandwich consisting of their graham cookies and Straus vanilla ice cream. So good, and the perfect size. The second trip I went for the cupcake. And every cupcake lover *in the world* needs to have this cake. They have chocolate cake down-pat; it's perfectly moist, doesn't fall apart after unwrapping, and chocolatey without being cloying.

Tartine's Chocolate Cake
Something that was CRAZY decadent was my slice of chocolate cake from Tartine. Every visit there, I try to get something different besides my regular morning bun. Now I can normally throw back any slice of chocolate cake, but this went beyond the beyond. Halfway through I needed milk to help me out and there was just no way I was going to power through. It's just that rich. Delicious, moist, and completely shareable.

Arizmendi Chocolate Chip Cookie
One of my last bakery visits was Inner Sunset's Arizmendi where they are known for their shortbread cookies. I had one; it's buttery, crumbly, and you'll probably never look at Trefoils again after. I also couldn't resist picking up this chewy chocolate chunk cookie. When you head out for their shortbread, get one of these bad boys too.

Blue Bottle and Miette have various locations throughout the Bay Area.

Humphry Slocombe
2790 Harrison Street
San Francisco
(415) 550-6971
www.humphryslocombe.com

Magnolia Pub and Brewery
1398 Haight Street
San Francisco
(415) 864-7468
magnoliapub.com

Tartine Bakery
600 Guerrero Street
San Francisco
(415) 487-2600
www.tartinebakery.com

Arizmendi Bakery
1331 9th Avenue
San Francisco
(415) 566-3117
www.arizmendibakery.org

1 comment:

Let Me Eat Cake said...

those are all of my fave SF dessert spots! yum now I want to make a trip to SF