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if you’re looking for a great gift idea. . .

Lots of ideas for a great gift (round up below) and if you’re looking for a fun afternoon of browsing, check out the Renegade Craft fair today if you’re in San Francsico, LA, Chicago, NYC or London. We’ re not huge fans of large retailers for gifts. We prefer giving (and receiving) something unique, handmade and best of all, local. Those gifts have heart. They might even be green. Keep your eyes peeled for artisans who explore REUSE in making their items rather than using virgin materials. Maybe they’re using recycled materials, too. How about food products, grown and packaged locally? If your vendor is local, you can be assured the carbon footprint in distribution is low.

So follow the link and learn more about the fair and if you can’t go, look for local artisans in your community… San Francisco Holiday Info « Renegade Craft Fair.

Here are some other ideas for you San Francisco folks:

Letter Press stationary, handmade cards and screen print dish cloths by

ink.paper.plate Press or Coffee n Cream Press

Beautiful hand cut wooden products, like cutting boards, stools, etc:

Bruce Powell Fine Woodworking

Local Honey grown by the busy bees at Hayes Valley Farm

HONEY!! **

(**note, this is a the last year for Hayes Valley Farm and their project, Project BEE – Cause. Get the last jar of honey from this amazing experiment in permaculture!)

Give a *Reusable bag* filled with *reusable stainless steel mug* and colorful *microfiber cloths*, make yourself a little gift that speaks Green; )

Support local certified SF Green Business , and baker, Mission Pie. Supporting them you’ll also be supporting their outreach to inner city kids, teaching them how to farm.

Get  a basket of baked goods at our favorite bakery, Thorough Bread and Pastry. Supporting them supports the students of the San Francisco bread making institute.

Get some cheese to go with that bread: La Fromagerie (2425 3rd Street, SF). They have raw milk cheese!

And jars of amazing peanut brittle or handmade marshmallows at Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous.


dessert landscapes series: the jalousie by thorough bread & pastry

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the 'jalousie', by Thorough Bread & Pastry, Church St, SF

 

Thorough Bread and Pastry
248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro


dessert landscapes, the bostock

 

the Bostock, breakfast pastry at Thorough Bread and Pastry, Church St., San Francisco

the Bostock, a thick-cut slice of brioche soaked in rum which is then baked with a layer of almond cream with sliced almonds and finally, finished with a dusting of powdered sugar- available at Thorough Bread and Pastry, Church St., San Francisco

Thorough Bread and Pastry
248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)
San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro


dessert landscapes series: coffee cake at Thorough Bread and Pastry

 

coffee cake, by Thorough Bread and Pastry

coffee cake, by Thorough Bread and Pastry, Church Street, SF

 

 

Thorough Bread and Pastry

248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)

San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro


best of 2010, our favorite bakery is Thorough Bread and Pastry

breads at thorough bread and pastry, sf

breads at thorough bread and pastry, sf

It was a great year for bakeries in SF, with several notable openings. Yet despite the competition one bakery still holds the title of our favorite and that is Thorough Bread and Pastry.

Why we love it:

– beautifully prepared food, every item we’ve ever had there has been exquisite

– broad choice, from morning pastries and loaves of bread to small, beautifully decorated artisanal desserts, parisian macarons and even sandwich offerings at lunch

– the prices are very reasonable, and it’s a great value for your money

– the beautiful space, perfect for lingering. Not only is there ample seating indoors but check out the charming garden behind- it’s a great place to read over your coffe or, to take a special friend for lunch.

– they have a mission, and that is to train future bakers. This store is affiliated with the San Francisco Baking Institute and serves as a laboratory for the students.

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– friendly, quick service. It’s quite fun to shop here, and they’ll take good care of you.

Thorough Bread and Pastry

248 Church St (between Market St & 15th St)

San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro

morning pastries at Thorough Bread and Pastry, Castro, SF

morning pastries at Thorough Bread and Pastry, Castro, SF


great bakeries in San Francisco, Thorough Bread & Pastry

If butter is love then this is an . . . ‘uncomplicated’ relationship.

Thorough Bread and Pastry, San Francisco

Thorough Bread and Pastry, San Francisco

I adore Thorough Bread and in fact, I’ve made it part of my week. It’s my reward actually. Conveniently located on the way to work, I love starting the workday here with the expectation of being greeted not only by the overflowing case of gorgeous pastries and breads, but also by the friendliness of the bakers who work there. (And, I’ll confess, B. in particular!)

A working bakery, you can watch a small army of bakers working, cheerfully I might add, just feet from you as you order your breads at Thorough Bread. The café is affiliated with the San Francisco Baking Institute, so you can expect consistency and the highest bar in terms of quality. The variety is bountiful. The butter is plentiful.

Everything I’ve ever bought at Thorough Bread has, in my experience, been the best of its kind. From muffins to scones to croissants to cookies and so much more, I don’t believe you can go wrong here. There are also other items on regular rotation that I’ve not seen before in any other bakery. You owe it to yourself to try the bostock for instance. . . a thick-cut slice of brioche soaked in rum which is then baked with a layer of almond cream with sliced almonds and finally, finished with a dusting of powdered sugar. Or try the Gibassier, an impossibly light and airy bready doughnut, gently perfumed with orange zest and cardamom, finished with a light dusting of sugar (still, overall it avoids being ‘too’ sweet) The almond croissant is to die for.

Beyond breakfast and breads, there’s a small menu of sandwiches available for lunch. Enjoy on in the lovely garden patio located toward the back of the store surrounded by birds, vines and succulents:-)

I’ve been spreading the word about Thorough Bread in my own small way because when I find a local business with heart, like this one, I want to support it in any way I can. I love my neighborhood- and Thorough Bread & Pastry is a big part of what I love about it!

Thorough Bread and Pastry

248 Church St

(between Market St & 15th St)

San Francisco, CA 94114

Neighborhood: Castro

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