Pies were a “food trend” from a couple years ago, so I wasn’t surprised and they’re still going strong in San Francisco. New places have moved on from the pies though, and I had to try the “old news” bakeries and the new ones to get a better idea of what The Mission bakery and dessert scene had to offer.
Bakeries & Pastry Shops in The Mission: Mission Pie, Tartine Bakery & Craftsman & Wolves – San Francisco (Part 2/2)
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I had a limited time to explore the bakeries, pastries and pies in The Mission. I’m not even obsessed with pies, but there just happened to be so many places specializing in them. New places have moved on from the pies though, and I had to try the “old news” bakeries and the new ones to get a better idea of what The Mission bakery and dessert scene had to offer.
Doughnuts are serious business here, which may sound silly, but there is lots to be said about quality ingredients, creative ideas, and a professionally executed recipe and menu. The doughnuts are handcrafted and baked on site every day so they are guaranteed fresh.
Swiss chocolatier Christophe was professionally trained in his native Switzerland, and he has worked under some of Europe’s grand masters. Last year he was selected as one of the 12 Canadian Pastry Chefs to compete for the prestigious World Chocolate Masters in Paris.
Jamie Oliver tweeted it as his “favourite meal of the year”. The bread, salumi, and pastas are house made and there is an expert approach to the craft. The care, detail and effort that went into each component made even the simplest dishes taste extravagant. This is a must try.
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Sitting inside the ultra chic and spacious cafe I could still see several people pressing their noses up to the windows curious to see what was inside, but too scared to actually come in. Part of me wanted to run over holding my dessert plate showing them what they were missing out on, but I refrained.
Widely used by chefs and in professional kitchens, the Vitamix is known as one of the best blenders available. I also happened to get some beautiful cinnamon basil from Barston Island Herbs and that was the inspiration for gluten free Cinnamon Basil & Almond Ice Cream Sandwiches! See the recipe here.
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Persian food is comforting and I enjoy it family style, in casual one pot wonders, but Hamid’s approach is fascinating and appreciated on a whole other level. There is no one else in Vancouver taking Persian food to this level, and few could replicate it even if they wanted to, and that is worth celebrating beyond Nowruz.