This tiny bakery features a simple takeaway menu of traditional cheesecakes. Zanze’s Cheesecake prides itself on baking light and fluffy cheesecakes, with the perfect amount of melt-in-your-mouth sweetness. Upon arriving to pick up your cheesecake, the employees will show you how to properly cut the delicate cake with fishing line instead of a knife.
Zanze’s Cheesecake, 405 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 334 2264
Located in Dogpatch/Potrero Hill, Neighbor Bakehouse specializes in fresh-baked, from-scratch pastries, featuring items like a ginger pull-apart, twice-baked blackberry croissant, bostock with almond frangipane, hazelnut butter cake, and delicious coffee options. Their pastries sell out fast, but luckily the bakery offers the option to pre-order (for pick-up) anything from their menu to guarantee you get the pastries that you desire.
Neighbor Bakehouse, 2343 3rd St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 549 7716
Located in Lower Pacific Heights, b. Patisserie strives to bring refined and modern French-style pastries, with American flavors and local influences. The pastry selection includes individual cakes and entremets, tarts, verrines, macarons, and a range of viennoiseries. Tartines, or open-faced sandwiches, complement the pastries.
b. Patisserie, 2821 California St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 440 1700
This small cash-only takeout bakery, and one of the oldest businesses in North Beach, specializes in only Italian focaccia. Liguria Bakery, once a full-service bakery, began specializing in focaccia after facing strong competition in other types of bread from other bakeries, and by 1984, it was only producing focaccia. For some pizza focaccia, garlic focaccia, or rosemary focaccia, head to Liguria.
Liguria Bakery, 1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 421 3786
Located in the Inner Richmond, Ariscault Bakery is a French bakery with a petite, rustic interior and a pastry case featuring kouign-amann (a round crusty cake, made with bread dough, containing layers of butter and sugar folded in), scones, croissants, and more. Visit this tiny bakery for an authentic taste of French baked goods, right in San Francisco.
Ariscault Bakery, 397 Arguello Blvd, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 750 9460
Josey Baker Bread
Head to Alamo Square and visit Josey Baker Bread in The Mill for some fresh toast and loaves of bread. Types sold include stone ground wheat, seed feast, dark mountain rye, black pepper parmesan, and many more. Pair your toast with a great cup of coffee and settle into the small, charming shop, and don’t forget to grab a loaf to bring home.