Best Bakery

Black Jet Baking Co.

There is something decidedly nostalgic about the high-end Pop-Tarts, ham and cheese bostocks, and other treats whipped up by founder Gillian Sara Shaw and baker Max Newman. Here you won't find desserts brimming over with complexity, as in so many other San Francisco bakeries. Instead, you'll discover idealized classics: a lemon meringue pie that tastes exactly as you wished the one in every deli's spinning pie case always would. You'll find Nutella and salty hazelnuts sandwiched within the flaky dough of a childhood Pop-Tart gone legit. You'll find brownies, scones, and Meyer lemon sugar cookies that make you think of backyard barbecues, iced tea, and the summery haze of childhood gone.


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