Under the Radar, Delicious Bakeries in San Francisco

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'Tis the time of the year when we all crave comforting baked goods. Here are a few not-so-well-know bakeries in San Francisco whose buttery, fluffy, carb-loaded goodness deserve your attention.


Noe Valley Bakery 

Much-loved in the neighborhood, Noe Valley Bakery has been offering choice bread, pie, and cake since 1995. Favorite: the blueberry-pecan scone. 4073 24th Street

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Far out in the Sunset, there is a place that’s rabidly becoming a city favorite. Their soft scrambled eggs with bacon on a flaky biscuit or their signature doughnut muffin are worth taking the trip. (Must-try: doughnut-muffin) 3876 Noriega 

Mara’s Italian Pastry 

You can't miss this place in North Beach. Right on Columbus, their window is loaded with beautiful tempting baked goods. (Must-try: The raspberry ring) 503 Columbus

Stella’s Pastry & Cafe

Swoon over all the cannoli, napoleons, and eclairs at this european-style cafe. Their tiramisu is a light, soft slice of heaven. (Must-try: sacripantina)
446 Columbus Ave

Pretty Please Bakeshop  

Specializing in wedding and special-occasion cakes, Pretty Please also serves one-off treats for passersby in need of a sugar rush (Favorite: Red velvet) "Twinkies"  291 3rd Avenue

Thorough Bread & Pastry 

No frippery, no hype, no long lines around the block— just awesome home-baked goods to spoil your taste buds on every level. (Must-try: Almond croissant) 248 Church 

Schubert’s Bakery

If you want exquisite, luscious, wildly-rich cakes for an affordable price, check out Schubert’s in the Outer Richmond.  (Must-try: Princess Cake) 521 Clement 

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