San Francisco is known for having some of the most healthy residents in the U.S., but that doesn’t mean that they don’t indulge from time to time! On this list of the most delicious desserts in San Francisco, we are looking at some of the restaurants whose menus are making the city a little sweeter. Warning: nothing on this list is healthy . . . but everything is delicious!
Most Delicious Desserts in San Francisco
Banana Split from The Ice Cream Bar
The banana split is a classic American dessert. It can have many different toppings but most include a banana (cut in half) topped with ice cream, nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry. The Ice Cream Bar makes a delicious version that includes butterscotch topping, hot fudge, and a cherry sauce. To make it even more delicious, the banana is caramelized first for extra sweetness. Yum!
Beignets from Bernal Star
Beignets are famous in New Orleans, but Bernal Star makes a delicious version of this sweet, fried dough. Although in New Orleans beignets are a breakfast food, at Bernal Star they are a sweet treat at the end of a meal. Cheers to that!
Chocolates from Charles Chocolates
There are many award-winning chocolate shops in San Francisco, so it is hard to choose one for this list. However, Charles Chocolates is unique because the owner, Charles Siegel, taught himself everything he knows about chocolate and then built his business, which has been successful since its opening in 2004. Give his chocolate boxes as a gift . . . or treat yourself!
Cookie Ice Cream Sandwich from Over the Moon Creamery
What is better than a cookie? Two cookies! What is better than two cookies? Two cookies with ice cream in the middle! Ice cream cookie sandwiches are a classic American dessert. Try them from Over the Moon, where you can select your cookies and your ice cream flavors and create a unique combination.
Cruffin from Mr. Holmes Bakehouse
The croissant and a muffin combine to make . . . the cruffin! It’s delicious, flaky, and one-of-a-kind. It might be better than eating a muffin or a croissant alone. Try it and decide for yourself.
Cute Crepes from Belly Good Cafe & Crepes
Japan Center Malls have many stores that sell Japanese products, but the cutest are from Belly Good. At this stand, you can buy the most adorable crepes that look like animals. And they taste delicious!
Horchata Shaved Snow from Powder Shaved Snow
Taiwanese-style ice cream meets Mexican flavors with this delicious dessert. Shaved Snow is a Taiwanese-style ice cream. Powder Shaved Snow serves an horchata flavor, which is a drink in Mexico that is made from rice-flavored water, cinnamon, and sugar. If this flavor doesn’t interest you, try some of the others like black sesame, matcha, and cereal.
Ice Cream from Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw takes ice cream to another level with its unique flavors that use local products, like the Humboldt Fog and Roasted Beet ice cream (Humboldt Fog is an award-winning cheese from Northern California). The shop often works with local chefs to create seasonal flavors for its ever-changing menu.
Maple-Glazed Bacon and Apple Donut from Dynamo Donuts
Since 2008, Dynamo Donuts has been making handmade donuts in San Francisco. Their maple-glazed bacon and apple donut is fantastic! The menu changes every month, so you can always come back and try a new flavor.
Mochi from Benkyodo Co.
Benkyodo is a family-run business that has been making delicious Japanese-style pastries since 1906. The handmade manju and mochi are made fresh daily and the flavors change with the seasons. Go see what they are offering today!
Russian Honey Cake from 20th Century Cafe
Chef and owner Michelle Polzine uses Russian, Hungarian, Austrian, and Czech cuisine to influence the menu of 20th Century Cafe. The Russian Honey Cake is one of the most popular dishes on the small but unique menu, and it’s only $6.
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