Good news, pie fans: The ladies of Three Babes Bakeshop will be heading into the kitchen at the Mission's newish chocolate factory, Dandelion, next week. Instead of focusing on chocolate, they'll be making fruit-focused desserts adorned with nibs, chocolate shavings, and more -- but chocolate fans d ... More >>
Our weekly bite explores the city's food trucks, one at a time, highlighting our favorite mobile dishes and snacks.
The Truck: Pacific Puffs
The Cuisine: Cream puffs in seasonal and classic flavors
Specialty Items: Mini and regular sized cream puffs
Worth the Wait in Line? At peak lunch time, a tot ... More >>
Sure, it may seem as if the Halloween decorations are just now coming down, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And if you're looking to place a pie order instead of making your own, it's time to get a move on. Here are three places in the city that can help to ensure a stress-free, pie-fil ... More >>
There are several places in San Francisco sane people try to avoid when darkness falls, like the blocks surrounding 16th and Mission, the area near 6th and Market, the intersection of Eddy and Leavenworth, and The Marina. Luckily, if you are doing it right, brunch comes during the daylight hours, so ... More >>
Notorious for long lines, brunching in the city can easily turn into a whole-day affair. From wait times and signature dishes to ambiance and drink selections, Braving Brunch is your go-to resource for navigating mid-morning meals.
The Spot: The Front Porch
The Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
The Cuis ... More >>
Party on Block 18
Where: 18th Street between Dolores and Guerrero
When: Sat., Sept. 29, 12-6 p.m.
Cost: $20 for books of food/beverage tickets (items priced $2 and up); tickets available on-site or in advance via Brown Paper Tickets
The rundown: Bi-Rite Market hosts a bi-annual block party to rais ... More >>
Omnivore Books has been holding amateur pie-baking battles in the tiny shop since the summer of 2009. The next one is set for 3-4 p.m. on August 11.
It's a casual competition that doesn't require advance registration; you can literally show up with a pie you've baked and cut into as many samples as ... More >>
SFoodie's countdown of our favorite 50 things to eat and drink, 2012 edition
Certain foodistas have decried the cupcake boom as the infantilization of American tastes. But the rise of the hand pie -- "Pop Tart" to those of you who don't care about violating trademark law -- doesn't necessari ... More >>
When SFoodie heard about Mama's Munchies, a local bakery producing hash-infused sweet potato pies, we felt compelled to spread the word. Ms. Kia, the company's owner, produces small batches of Southern-style, medicated pies (legally under CA Proposition 215) for those with a state card.
After ... More >>
Some San Franciscans argue that the butter croissants from Sandbox Bakery, Patisserie Philippe, or Starter are the city's best. Others will tell you the city lacks a proper croissant. Greg Mindel, a baker who has worked at Spruce and, more recently, William Werner's defunct Tell Tale Preser ... More >>
Who doesn't love pie? And, sorry various "v" folks, what omnivore doesn't love bacon? Now one purveyor of each are teaming up to move from temp to perm with Bacon Bacon and Three Babes Bakeshop's new, non-portable location opening Monday, Dec. 5 at 205A Fredrick in part of the old Ashbury Marke ... More >>
Lara HataSavory pies, adana kebabs, and semolina cake from Grill House Mediterranean. For a shawarma place, Grill House Mediterranean has garnered a fair amount of foodista gossip. The Tenderloin restaurant, recently opened by Salama Halal Meat (around the corner), brought on board the well-loved ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanBlack Jet Bakery's Nutella-hazelnut hand pie.For the past year, Black Jet Baking Co. has been making cookies and hand pies -- artisanal Pop-Tarts, you could call them -- for cafes around the city, including Ritual Roasters and Matching Half. Founder Gillian Shaw started baking at ... More >>
Joan Nathan and Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous
Where: Omnivore Books on Food, 3885a Cesar Chavez (at Church), 282-4712
When: Wed., May 18, 6-7 p.m.
The rundown: Sure, you had falafel in Paris junior year in college, at that little Jewish place in the Marais that seemed so utterly co ... More >>
The Tomato TartLast week's Online Bake Sale for Japan yielded over $8,200 for Second Harvest Japan's relief efforts, says organizer and blogger Sabrina Modelle (The Tomato Tart). Some 90 food bloggers from seven countries put up sweets and other foods for auction on Mar. 30. "Not bad," Modell ... More >>
The Tomato TartYours for the bidding: caramel pecan kisses from Hungry Rabbit blogger Ken Leung.You've got till the end of the day to bid on items in the Online Bake Sale for Japan, Tomato Tart blogger Sabrina Modelle's virtual fundraiser for Second Harvest Japan. This way to the goodies, don ... More >>
The Tomato TartSabrina Modelle says she was face down on the acupuncture table last week when she heard about the devastating Japanese quake. Modelle's currently on leave from her job at a nonprofit. "I think I was going through do-good withdrawal," she says. And since Modelle is also a food ... More >>
Jonathan KauffmanPeanut puffs from Golden Gate Bakery.Waiting in line for a custard tart at Golden Gate Bakery last week, SFoodie spotted stacks of knotted plastic bags filled with what looked like fried wontons. Was it already time for peanut puffs? The mental calendar whirred, the id followed, ... More >>
VirtualErn/FlickrGolden Gate Bakery's warm custard tart, $1.15. SFoodie's countdown of the 92 best things to eat and drink in San Francisco, 2011 edition.Yes, Golden Gate Bakery's custard tarts (or dan tat) are among the city's best. Yes, many, many other people know that. On weekends, the line ... More >>
Tamara PalmerThe birth of Recchiuti's signature burnt caramel truffles.Michael Recchiuti has signed on as an added attraction for a Saturday screening of Kings of Pastry, a documentary charting the pressures of competing in a prestigious competition called the Meilleurs Ouvriers de France (M. ... More >>
Today, 7x7's Jessica Battilana posted a useful directory of foodie-approved Thanksgiving pies, including Mission Beach's huckleberry, Mission Pie's walnut, and Tartine's cranberry frangipane (and for those who fear the crust, a couple sources for bake-your-own dough). This weekend, SFoodie snapp ... More >>