Even this non-dessert fan has to say that the stuff from La Boulange is pretty damn good! While I was in San Francisco, some of my girlfriends and I got together for brunch, one of them picked up a bunch of pastries for our brunch and I sampled them all just to see how good they really are. I’d have to say my favorite was the almond pastry followed by the hazelnut, although I couldn’t really detect much hazelnut to be honest. Bread pudding wasn’t bad either. The other offerings were some strawberry with custard, sticky bun and an apple puff. None of them were super sweet, the sticky bun being the sweetest of the lot, but considering these are pastries, they’re light-handed on the sugar, and just as well since I’m not particularly fond of gooey sweetness.
La Boulange (various locations) check out their website for details: http://www.baybread.com