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Underrated Dessert Places In San Francisco

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Updated: 9 February 2017
If you’re looking for a delicious dessert in San Francisco, you’ll be spoiled for choice. The variety of tasty offerings can be a little overwhelming, so check out our guide to the tastiest treats in San Francisco and where to find them.
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Sophie’s Crêpes

Sophie’s Crêpes changes the game with Sophie’s infamous crêpe cones. Sophie adds what she calls an element of ‘Californian freshness and flavor customization’ to the French and Japanese fusion of her cones. The menu consists of both sweet and savory crêpes, but make sure to try the banana chocolate crêpe cone served with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. Sophie’s Crêpes is located in the heart of Japantown at the end of the Japanese Center West Mall. It’s one of the best crêperies in all of San Francisco.

Sophie’s Crêpes, 1581 Webster St #275, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 929 7732

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Swich is a bakery and coffee bar which serves a wide variety of desserts and baked goods, ranging from ice cream cookie sandwiches, plum coffee cake, s’more pie, Thai tea and Earl Grey pudding topped with almond tea cookies. All of the treats are baked in-house.

Swich, 2045 Irving St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 592 8091

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Holy Gelato!

Holy Gelato! is one of the most reasonably priced and delicious gelaterias in the city. Some of the most popular flavors are Cookie Monster’s Day Dream, Yoda’s Green Tea, Honey Lavender, and Salted Caramel. If you’re lactose intolerant, Holy Gelato! also serves 12 dairy-free flavors. It also serves espresso and tea beverages and has a wide array of fun gifts and retro knick-knacks available.

Holy Gelato!, 1392 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 681 3061

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Trish’s Mini Donuts

Trish’s Mini Donuts acclaimed cake donuts have been described as heavenly little pillows of cinnamon sugar that melt in your mouth instantly. Trish’s donuts are unique and have the perfect combination of fluff and sugar that brings pure bliss. Tourists and San Francisco residents alike appreciate Trish’s Mini Donuts, so pick up a half dozen or a bucket to share at Pier 39.

Trish’s Mini Donuts, Embarcadero Pier 39, Bldg B, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 981 4318

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Chile Pies Baking Co.

Chile Pies Baking Co. has taken pie to a new level. All of their butter crust pies are original recipes and are baked from scratch every day. One of the main draws is the famous green chile apple pie, made with a sweet apple & green chile filling, cheddar cheese crust, and walnut streusel, created by head pastry chef Wesley Monahan. The pie milkshakes are among the most popular and sought out desserts in San Francisco. Chile Pies has combined the concepts of two traditional desserts by taking a piece of pie and blending it together with ice cream and milk. Chile Pies Baking Co. has created something truly magical for the dessert world of San Francisco.

Chile Pies Baking Co., 601 Baker St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 614 9411

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Golden Gate Bakery

Eggs tarts are an extremely underrated dessert, and most San Franciscans don’t realize their city is home to one of the best egg tart bakeries in all of Northern California. Golden Gate Bakery serves authentic Asian goods, but what sets the egg tarts apart from everyone else’s is the buttery, flaky crust that holds the egg custard together, creating a wonderful, decadent treat. The coconut puffs and Mexican cake are also in high demand as far as desserts go. The lines are long; call ahead to place your order ahead of time, so you’re guaranteed to get all the baked goods you desire. The trip to Chinatown will be satisfying and well worth it after one bite of Golden Gate Bakery’s egg tarts.

Golden Gate Bakery, 1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 781 2627

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Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream

Humphry Slocombe is home to some of the most bizarre yet delicious flavors that the ice cream world has to offer. The founders, Jake Godby and Sean Vahey, were inspired by their love of British comedy, and Humphry Slocombe is named after the two lead characters (Mr. Humphries and Mrs. Slocombe) from the fabulous 1970s sitcom Are You Being Served? Popular flavors include the Secret Breakfast, Blue Bottle Vietnamese Coffee, Strawberry Balsamic, and McEvoy Olive Oil.

Humphrey Slocombe, 2790 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 550 6971

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