Slideshow SLIDESHOW: 8 Bread Bakeries We Love In San Francisco

[Photographs: Carrie Vasios]

Ah, bread. Is there anything more perfect than a freshly baked loaf? From slim, airy baguettes to nutty whole grain rounds, there is a style to fit every taste and occasion. That's why it's important to have a good bread bakery in your life: somewhere to go if you need a sweet, eggy challah to make your french toast or a tangy sourdough to dip in your soup.

Luckily San Francisco is home to more than its fair share of stand-out bakeries. There are well-known artisans like Acme and Tartine, as well as lesser known neighborhood spots. No list of bakeries in San Francisco would be complete without a Mexican bakery, a few baking cooperatives, and some old-school Italian-American purveyors who clearly hold onto the ancestral mantra that bread is essential to the table.

So, San Francisco, pull out a few dollars and get snacking. There are more than a few bakeries on the rise.

The Bakery Map


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The Bakeries

Thorough Bread and Pastry »
Noe Valley Bakery & Bread Company »
La Victoria Bakery »
The Acme Bread Company »
Italian French Baking Company »
Arizmendi Bakery »
Liguria Bakery »
Tartine Bakery »

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the Community Manager of Serious Eats and writes the Wake and Bake, Cookie Monster, and Serious Entertaining columns. She likes perusing her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar.

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