Chantal Guillon Macarons
Traveling to Paris might be temporarily out of the question, but you can still feel transported to a Parisian café when you stop by Chantal Guillon Macarons
. Located in Hayes Valley, this sweet shop is famous for their macarons. By using natural colors and ingredients, this hole-in-the-wall San Francisco shop offers healthy options while indulging in this European classic. Their wide assortment of flavors ranges from salted caramel to pistachio to more original inventions, such as almond amaretto and sparkling Champagne.
Brenda’s French Soul Food
What could be more wonderful than hot and fresh beignets, gracefully dusted with powdered sugar? With a casual and relaxed atmosphere, you will immediately feel at home at Brenda’s French Soul Food
. These authentic beignets will make you feel like you are dining in New Orleans, and their beignet flight allows you to experience a variety of flavors.
Noe Valley Bakery
If you’re looking for the perfect place to take your date after dinner, head on over to Noe Valley’s own bakery—appropriately-named Noe Valley Bakery
. Here, you can find almost everything your sweet tooth is craving—pies, cakes, cupcakes, and individual desserts. You can also grab something from the Bake at Home selections. What’s better than enjoying warm cookies or scones from the comfort of home—all the deliciousness, without the mess!
If you prefer a slice of pie to cake, then make sure to visit Chile Pies
. With each pie lovingly made from scratch, this pie shop sells pies by the whole and slice. Here, you can experience a bountiful array of flavors, with the most unique and notable flavor being the green chile apple. This original pie comes with a walnut streusel, cheddar cheese crust, and red chile honey drizzle. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, why not try one of their milkshakes? This might not sound too unique—until you find out that a piece of pie is added to each milkshake.
has been a part of Japantown since 1906 and was one of the original businesses on Geary Boulevard. Although the location has since changed, this family-owned store still makes refreshing, traditional mochi—all by hand. Try a diverse range of flavors—yomogi, pink habuti, and even peanut butter. To guarantee you’ll get to taste these sweet confections, it’s a good idea to pre-order.
Yasukochi’s Sweet Stop
Japantown is packed with an abundance of delectable desserts—which you can experience at Yasukochi’s Sweet Stop
. Here, you can find a menu filled with exquisite treats, such as the coffee crunch cake. No matter what you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
A newer, fast-favorite is Maison Danel,
created by a French chef wanting to bring as authentic a menu and experience as possible for this Patisserie and Salon de The in Lower Nob Hill. The proof is in the sweets, and savories, from beautiful and tasty macarons, buttery pain au chocolat, chausson au pommes and entire tartes to breakfast and lunch fare such as charcuterie and cheese plates, Niçoise salads, and croque madames. All available for take-out, pick up or delivery. There’s even a take-home afternoon tea box complete with mini sandwiches, sweets, and loose leaf tea.
It’s almost impossible to top a classic chocolate chip cookie and a tall glass of milk. At Anthony’s Cookies
, located in the Mission District, they’re passionate about creating the perfect cookie. Flavors vary from cookies and cream, cinnamon, toffee chip, whole wheat oatmeal raisin, and many more. With unbeatable prices and stellar flavors, Anthony has something for you.