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best bakeries in san francisco, Knead Patisserie

assortment of breakfast pastries at Knead Patisserie, 24th Street, SF

assortment of breakfast pastries at Knead Patisserie, 24th Street, SF

Something wonderful is happening on 24th Street, and I’m (almost) hesitant to write about it because it’s one of those things that is perhaps overrun once it becomes ‘too’ popular. But it’s wonderful, it really is. It’s Knead Patisserie, and it’s really worth checking out- especially if you love puff pastry.

Knead is housed in the restaurant Mission Local Eatery on 24th Street, in the Mission

Knead is housed in the restaurant Local Mission Eatery on 24th Street, in the Mission

What to know before you go: Knead is housed in a restaurant called Local Mission Eatery, itself a destination spot and worthy of a review. Knead is the name of the baking program, and it provides breads and desserts for the restaurant. Mornings however, Knead is the star. Though the restaurant part is closed, Knead’s pastry chef sets up a push-cart in the doorway of the Eatery, right on the sidewalk, and sells pastries to the morning-rush crowd, 7.30am -11am. (After the morning rush, you can find Knead inside, when the restaurant is open for the lunch crowd.) The specialty seems to be puff pastries of all kinds, both savory and sweet, and filled with whatever produce is in season. Custards, too. The technique is meticulous. These are beautiful creations, and you’ll taste the freshness and quality in each one. Beyond puff pastry, you’ll also find an assortment of other things too, like cinnamon twists, scones and cookies.

This place is such a tempting spot for a weekly ritual destination. The ownership is so friendly; a delicious treat, served with a smile, is a wonderful way to start your day.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter-filled puff pastry at Knead Patisserie

Chocolate and Peanut Butter-filled puff pastry at Knead Patisserie

Knead Patisserie

3111 24th St
(between Folsom St & Shotwell St)
San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Mission

(415) 655-3024

Hours: Tue-Fri 7:30 am – 3 pm; Sat-Sun 10 am – 3 pm

plum and blueberry tart at Knead Patisserie, in the Mission, San Francisco

plum and blueberry tart at Knead Patisserie, in the Mission, San Francisco

pommes de amore, Knead Patisserie, Mission, SF

pommes de amore, Knead Patisserie, Mission, SF

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4 responses

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  4. That pomme d’amour may be the finest pastry in the whole damn city.

    June 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

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