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.
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.
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.
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.
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