La Boulange Bakery

La Boulange SF-12
I love French pastries and I swore I wouldn’t eat any since I was on a diet but La Boulange Bakery was right there in front of me. I was just going to Loehmann’s in Sutter Street. How should I know that next door was a bakery filled with temptation.

La Boulange SF

Just to prove to you I had no intention of going to a bakery on my last day in San Francisco I didn’t bring my camera. All these pictures were shot using my iPhone 4s.
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This was the first (and the last) time I saw cannelés so I had to buy one and try it. I guess they’re not popular since the lady behind me asked me what they were. I just told her to try it since they’re good.

I actually wanted to try the allumettes and lunette too since it was my first time to see those.
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La Boulange SF- pecan sticky bun

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I really, really wanted one of those quiche too.
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In the end I bought a cannelé, a morning bun and an almond croissant. I just ate the cannelé and brought the two other pastries with me to Virginia so I can share them with my cousin.
La Boulange SF- cannelés
cannelés $1.75

The cannelé had a chewy exterior and a soft and dense interior. It had a nice caramel flavor that wasn’t too sweet. In Manila, Gourmet Finds makes the best cannelé. Click on the link for ordering information so you can try cannelé for yourself.
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Morning buns are made from croissant dough and are very flaky.
La Boulange SF- orange & cinnamon morning bun
orange & cinnamon morning bun $2.50

Here are the goodies we reheated for breakfast the next day in Virginia. The morning bun was ok. Not really my favorite.
La Boulange SF- orange & cinnamon morning bun-1

My cousin and I loved the flaky almond croissant. There was lots of almond filling inside and it had just the right amount of sweetness.
La Boulange SF- almond croissant
almond croissant $2.75

Since my cousin’s hubby works in San Francisco and comes home to Virginia for the weekend he brought us more goodies from La Boulange. He bought a pecan sticky roll which I never got to try since somebody ate it really quick :D.

He also bought a chocolate hazelnut croissant but we still prefer the almond croissant. The fourth was a raisin custard swirl which I also didn’t get to try. I was surprised at my willpower. A little taste was good enough for me.
La Boulange SF- almond croissant-1

I’m glad I went in La Boulange Bakery. Their pastries are really good. I will definitely try their food and salads the next time I go back to San Francisco.

La Boulange Bakery
222 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA 94108

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