Happy National Dessert Day! 🎂 Oct 14 🎂
National Dessert Day is October 14.
From everything we have read, calories do not count on National Dessert Day (we cannot verify this). Regardless, today we celebrate all things sugary, glazed, warm, and sweet! 🧁
We’re not saying that you are supposed to have two desserts today, but we are not not saying that, either. It’s up to you, but we just thought we’d share some of our favorite local sweet spots with you, just in case.
Best Desserts in the SF Bay Area
Strawberry shortcake, cannolis, and confections, oh my! Schubert’s Bakery is a 110-year-old bakery on Clement Street in San Francisco that offers something for everyone. We hear the Black Forest cake and hot cross buns are a-MMM-azing!
Hankering for a slice or a whole cake? Crixa Cakes in Berkeley is here to help. Russian honey cake, soprano tiramisu, and sour cherry pie are just a few of their offerings. This artisanal, small-batch bakery has been around since 1998.
How do hand-crafted artisanal donuts sound to you? Good? Then get yourself to Donut Petit in Alameda, ASAP! Swing by the store to check out the goodies (be prepared for choice paralysis!) or order online from their catering menu.
Cinderella Russian Bakery and Cafe “has been satisfying piroshki cravings since 1953.” Everything is made from scratch daily, and their “sweets” menu features a myriad of delicious choices, such as honey cake, Napoleon cake, sour cream cake, and much more.
With four locations in San Francisco, Jane offers in-house, freshly-baked baked pastries, breads, and cookies. Their biggest variety can be found at Jane the Bakery, but the cafes — Jane on Fillmore, Jane on Larkin and Toy Boat by Jane — have great selections of pastries and breads each day, as well. Toy Boat by Jane specializes in ice cream!
If cupcakes are your thing, Angel Cakes in Oakland is your place! Ready-made and made to order, choose from a myriad of flavors (like hot buttered rum, gin greyhound, blueberry cheesecake, and peanut butter & jelly). And, if you don’t see your flavor, email them and they’ll create it for you!
Best Desserts in Seattle
You had us at coconut chocolate babka, Cafe Besalu! Oh, and then there’s vanilla bean angel food cake! Choose from classic pastries, seasonal savories, or seasonal sweets. Their pastries are baked throughout the day for optimal freshness.
Cakes or pastries? Cakes or pastries? At Coyle’s Bakeshop, we’ll take both. Is it okay to follow a breakfast croissant with a slice of lemon chiffon cake? Yes? We heard yes. Awesome!
Byen Bakeri is an artisan Scandinavian bakery in north Seattle. At this “cozy, Nordic café” (OK!) everything is made by hand, from scratch. Beyond Scandinavian goodies like princess cake and Swedish gooey cake, they are known for their large assortment of deliciously oversized danishes and croissants.
Luckily for all of us, there are four beautiful Fresh Flours Bakery & Cafe locations in Seattle. That way, we can get our pasties fresh (and often!). Croissants, muffins, danishes, coffee cake — everything looks so good!!
Fuji Bakery is a Japanese French bakery offering handcrafted croissants and French pastries with Asian fusion flavors. We are told we must try the crunchy cream malasada. You don’t need to twist our arm! Their original signature donut has a crunchy corn flake coating and house-made vanilla custard cream filling.
Three Girls Bakery at Pike Place Market has been offering the sweet goods for over 100 years! It was the first business licensed to women in the city of Seattle. AND, cookies! Win-win.
Best Desserts in Sacramento
Chocolate walnut beer cookies! You heard us! Faria Bakery features pastries (and seasonal pastries) that really show their passion and love for naturally leavened breads and buttery pastries. (And, on Wednesday night, they serve pizza!)
You had us at “pastries and desserts that come closest to the quality one can usually find only in Europe.” Pop on over to Davis to experience the delicious Konditorei Austrian Pastry Café. We’ll take one “Marmor Schnitte” (chocolate marble cake) please!
Freeport Bakery has been creating outstanding cakes and specialty desserts for over 30 years. Check out their decadent dessert bar (chocolate sin cake for us, thanks), as well as their cake options. Looking for a custom wedding cake? You’ve come to the right place!
Besides having one of the best brunches in town, the Tower Cafe offers a made-in-house dessert menu that will knock your socks off. Make sure to try the El Diablo and the Yin and Yang. Yum!
The bakery at Nugget Markets doesn’t disappoint when it comes to delicious desserts! From cookies to cakes to tarts and muffins, their freshly baked goods are handcrafted in-house. Nugget has been family owned and operated for over 90 years!
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