Must-try desserts in San Francisco

San Francisco is known for many things, one of them being the amazing food and foodie culture. It’s no wonder then that it is home to some unique and interesting desserts. Below are some of the top desserts and sweet treats to try in San Francisco.

Green Tea Monaka from Kissako Tea

This green tea ice-cream surrounded by thin crisp wafers is super shareable and makes for easy eating while giving you a small taste of Japan. Definitely worth a try for any foodie or food blogger.

Avocado Ice Cream from Mitchell’s Ice Cream

Avocado ice cream. Not what you would imagine to be a good ice-cream flavor, but in reality, this is actually one of the most popular flavors around. So go ahead and try some. You won’t be sorry.

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Green Chile Apple Pie from Chile Pies

Apple pie is as American as, well, apple pie. And if you’re looking to spice it up then this green chile apple pie is definitely a must. It is made from scratch daily with only fresh ingredients and is served with Walnut streusel, a Cheddar cheese crust and a red Chile honey drizzle.

Mochi from Benkyodo Co.

Mochi is a Japanese rice cake made of mochigome (a short-grain glutinous rice) and other ingredients such as fresh fruit, red beans, and even peanut butter. The mixture is pounded into paste and molded into the desired shape. If you like exotic and different desserts, then you must try this.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cotton Candy from Sugar and Spun

Sugar and Spun’s cotton candy is sold in various markets and at foodie events and you can even order it online. And their peanut butter and jelly variety is something to behold. It has all the sweetness of cotton candy with the literal flavor of your favorite sandwich.

Tiramisu Cupcake and Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake from Cako Bakery

This is a cupcake with a twist. Soft and moist with a shot of espresso injected into the center after baking and topped with the perfect mascarpone frosting- it is an incredible mix of traditional and modern flavors. If espresso is not your thing, then try the incredible Strawberry Shortcake cupcake which has a strawberry base, a graham cracker crust, a decadent chunk of cheesecake in the middle, and cream cheese frosting on top.

Creme Fraiche & Strawberry Balsamic Gelato from Lush Gelato

If you like gelato and are interested in different flavors and pairings then this is definitely a must-try dessert. Other flavors available include olive oil and s’mores – so there is a flavor available for everyone.

Coconut, Coffee, Yuzu Stone from Craftsman and Wolves

If you’re looking for an exotic dessert with great textures then this is one to try. It looks like a stone and has a coffee mousse and yuzu (type of Asian citrus fruit) center on top of freshly toasted coconut.

Frozen Yogurt from Loving Cup

This frozen yogurt isn’t just your generic frozen yogurt. It is made with real yogurt and is hand-churned, making it creamy, thick, and a must-have sweet treat for anyone trying out San Francisco desserts.

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Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Cruffins

Mr. Holmes Bakehouse is an iconic bakery and is always full of customers. Their Cruffins are known to everyone in San Francisco and there are always lines streaming outside the store. This is definitely the place to get a cruffin in San Francisco.

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