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San Francisco Sweets

Sometimes all you need is to eat your way through San Francisco.

San Francisco is one of my favorite places to visit. Walking along the water, riding the cable car up and down the rolling hills and visiting old friends – these are the things I really love about SF. And whenever I am in this gastronomic heaven of a city I do not hold back – every whim, every craving is satisfied!

Sometimes all you need is a hunk of cake from Citizen Cake.  One of my favorite SF restaurants, Citizen Cake has recently relocated to Pacific Heights but it is still worth looking for. The dinner never disappoints and while the dessert offerings (for a place with cake in its name) are somewhat limited, they always hit the spot. On my last visit I enjoyed a slice of Retro Tropical Shag cake- rum soaked genoise, passion fruit mousse and a coconut vanilla cake. Soft and moist with a fantastic tart bite from the passion fruit, each bite was joyful.

Sometimes all you need is a good old cannoli. Pizzeria Delfina has renewed my faith and love for cannolis. After a few awfully disappointing cannoli experiences, I can honestly say that until my visit to Delfina I had not had a cannoli for 10 years. After an absolutely phenomenal lunch (the fried broccoli with pecorino and pepper was to die for!) we perused the daily dessert specials, torn between the baba au rum with tangerine sauce and the Bell Weather Farms ricotta cannoli. We finally settled on the cannoli, with some apprehension, but were so pleasantly surprised. The shell was perfectly fried, not too oily, and the filling was fresh bright and delightful.

Sometimes all you need is a pot de crème. If you are lucky enough to live in San Francisco then please go to Miette and enjoy a pot for me! Sometimes sweets just make it all okay.

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  • Esi
    April 6, 2011

    Oooh, Miette. I need to do a proper food tour of the city. It’s been ages.

  • carolineadobo
    April 7, 2011

    I heart SF, loving all the sweets you have here. I’m with Esi on the SF food tour, hopefully this June. 🙂

  • A Bowl Of Mush
    April 7, 2011

    My husband is in San Fran right now, I’m so jealous! Citizen Cake looks gorgeous!

  • Katie Cakes
    April 8, 2011

    i love citizen cake! for a while I thought they closed so happy to find they just relocated!

  • Sepi
    April 8, 2011

    I never make it to Miette because I always eat way too much Acme Bread, Cow Girl Cheese and Bocolone meat to have room for anything else 🙁 and it always looks so darn good! Next trip for sure!

  • Jen J.
    April 9, 2011

    these are definitely some great sweet finds! i’ve never tried citizen cake so just looked them up their menu looks good!

  • cat schwartz
    April 12, 2011

    Hi! Couldn’t find your email address, but love the blog and wanted to mention you on my blog. Do you mind? Also, do you have a button that I could use when I mention? (Obviously it will be linked back to you 🙂

  • Karla
    April 14, 2011

    San Francisco is just the best city for food!

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