Country Bread from this well-known bakery and cafe is the original Cronut-like craze. Each day, 240 loaves are made, and within an hour, they are GONE. The bread pudding is also a mainstay at this justifiably-packed carbohydrate haven, and if you're planning on grabbing some sweets to-go, try the chocolate-rye tart with snowy meringue and a chocolately lattice.
Tartine is one of the best bakeries in California, if not the country. Its bread is why any sane person will never swear off carbs. Its morning bun is perfection, you will not find a better one anywhere. And when it comes to pie, the bakery/restaurant also pulls out a huge win. The kind of pie you might find will depend on if you’re going to Tartine Manufactory, Tartine Bakery, or Tartine in the Inner Sunset. And maybe you’re more likely to find a tart, which isn’t technically a pie, but in this instance, close enough. Apple hand pie, banana cream tart, coconut cream tart, lemon cream tart, hazelnut tart...all perfection. (Tartine has quiche also, but we’re already pushing it with the whole tart thing, so we won’t go there. For now.)
How to order: Place an order in-person at all locations, or order delivery or pick-up from Tartine Bakery here, Tartine Manufactory here, and the Inner Sunset location here. You can also order for delivery or pick-up from the Inner Sunset location and the bakery on Caviar.
The breads, the morning buns, the lines down the street — all famous aspects of Tartine. The bakery has grown to four Bay Area locations and several in Los Angeles and Seoul, but the heart of the bakery still lies in the city. Each location’s pantry offerings differ slightly, but you can count of on a variety of goods, including canned Moji wines from Larkspur, organic cotton muslin bread storage bags, carbon steel-serrated bread knives, and several types of flour (for those who never left the sourdough baking craze of 2020 behind). The Inner Sunset location has the biggest marketplace, with a masa harina and millet cornbread kit, house-made croutons, and pork fat chili oil.
How to order: Walk in, or order online for pick-up or delivery.