We've noticed a fun trend in San Francisco dining: Deceptive desserts fashioned to look like something other than what they are, whether another sweet item or something savory. Here are five of our faves:
5. Nacho Sundae at Candybar (1335 Fulton at Divisadero)
Cinnamon sugar crisps are dusted with cilantro and topped with a salsa of
kiwi and papaya, mango matchsticks that look like cheese, avocado
yogurt in place of guacamole, and horchata ice cream masquerading as sour
cream. The jalapeño slice on top is real, though it's been ceremoniously dipped in sugar.
4. Cake Cone from Fancy Wheat Field Bakery (2668 San Bruno at Bacon)
An adorable Hong Kong-style bakery in the Portola District takes a diagonal slice of vanilla cream cake and tops it with chocolate and sprinkles. This is an optical illusion in two ways: It looks like an ice cream cone, and it also looks like a lot less of a commitment than it actually is.