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San Francisco’s 11 Best Pork Buns You Won’t Find at Dim Sum Spots

Published On 09/03/2015 Published On 09/03/2015
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1. AA Bakery 1068 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)

AA Bakery does a number of sweet goodies, but the best thing on the menu is the pork bun. These are just a dollar a piece, giving customers a cheap way to satisfy that sweet and savory craving.

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2. Café Bakery & Restaurant 1365 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122 (Outer Sunset)

This traditional Chinese bakeshop offers pastries, coffee, and milk tea. But, the best thing on the menu is the pork bun.

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3. Eastern Bakery 720 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)

A great stop when you are craving some Chinese snacks or baked goods, Eastern Bakery is a Chinatown staple. You are going to want to try their old school pork buns.

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4. Golden Gate Bakery, Inc. 1029 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

The go-to spot for egg tarts. Bring these guys to an Asian family's gathering and get mad brownie points.

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5. Good Mong Kok Bakery 1039 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 (Chinatown)

If there’s one place to get take-out fare in Chinatown, Good Mong Kok Bakery is it: a seatless, bargain dim sum shop where the pork buns, pork and shrimp siu mai, and myriad other filled dough selections are right on par with the Bay Area's best of the best.

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6. Lung Fang Bakery 1823 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121 (Inner Richmond)

This traditional Chinese bakery is home to a killer BBQ pork bun. Their pork bun's got a smoky sauce and just the right amount of sweetness. If you are still hungry for more, try the pineapple & red bean bun.

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7. New Hollywood Bakery 652 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)

This bakery and restaurant serves up traditional Chinese food. It's the perfect place to get your pork bun fix.

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8. Wing Lee Bakery 503 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Inner Richmond)

Wing Lee Bakery has great dim sum, with large portions at super-reasonable prices -- keep a look out for the pork buns, rice cakes, and beef siu mai.

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9. Wing Sing Dim Sum 1125 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)

Wing Sing Dim Sum does traditional Chinese goodness. It is the place to solve a pork bun craving. In fact, their buns are known to be one of the best in the city.

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10. You’s 675 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133 (Chinatown)

You’s is a counter-service dim sum spot, serving all the favorites. Their pork buns are the star of the menu. Steamed or baked, you can't go wrong on these buns.

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11. Cherry Blossom Bakery 844 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118 (Inner Richmond)

Selling some of the best Chinese sweets and savory treats, Cherry Blossom Bakery is one of SF's best Chinese bakeries. It has the best pork bun in the city.

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