[Cinnamon] sugar, spice, and everything nice. That's what these churros are made of.
The fried spongy dough balls are a classic treat, suddenly having a moment of hot, squishy love in the Bay Area. Local chefs are filing their churros with rich creams and serving them alongside decadent dipping sauces and boozy pairings, or whirling them into cruffins and ice cream cones. Here's where to get your fill.
Contigo's handmade, traditionally styled churros come paired with housemade Tcho chocolate sauce for dunking—what more could you expect to see on the other side of heaven's gate? // 1320 Castro St. (Noe Valley), contigosf.com
Colibri Mexican Bistro
At this pre-theater favorite, a white serving plate is crowded with four homemade churros drizzled with a molasses-thick layer of caramel sauce and topped with a healthy scoop of Mexican vanilla ice cream. // 438 Geary St. (TenderNob), colibrimexicanbistro.com
The much-beloved creamery has become an Instagram darling thanks to its impressive (and delicious) sugar-cinnamon-sprinkled chimney cones topped with frozen scoops. // 3566 20th St. (Mission), gardencreamery.com
Sure to satisfy your fried food cravings, Bellota's churro-inspired doughnuts, served with both dulce de leche and salted chocolate sauces, are best when paired with a carajillo—a Spanish-style espresso and brandy cocktail. // 888 Brannan St. (SoMa), bellotasf.com
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse SFIn true Mr. Holmes fashion, there's a wonky fusion at play. Part croissant, part muffin, part churro, the smoked vanilla cream cruffin, pelted with cinnamon-sugar, might be the most indulgent morsel your mouth has ever had the pleasure of meeting. // 1042 Larkin St. (TenderNob), mrholmesbakehouse.com