Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Miette Patisserie & Boccalone

I recently did a post about the Ferry Building,  one of my favorite buildings in San Francisco.  It is full of gourmet shops, filled with exotic ingredients for the cook, and ready made delights for the foodie.  Husband and I each have a favorite shop here, and I felt that they are so noteworthy that they needed their own post.

You may have heard of Miette Patisserie.  It is a famous bakery, closely associated with the city.  It has four locations in the Bay Area, with the one I frequent located in the Ferry Building.

The first thing you may think of when you hear the name is its delicious cupcakes (or maybe I am just a cupcake fiend).  They also make amazing macarons, homemade marshmallows, and delectable cakes, cookies, and candies.  They sell supplies and a cookbook to boot, which conveniently allow the home bakers to recreate these tasty treats at home.  Their offerings are extensive and I haven't yet sampled everything on the menu.  However, anything I have tried seems to become an instant favorite.  

Husband and I watch a lot of the Food Network.  If you do as well, you may already know who Chris Cosentino is.  He has a store call Boccalone in the Ferry Building that sells tasty salted pig parts.  I am not much of a pig part connoisseur (with the exception of bacon.  No one can come between me and bacon.), but my husband is.  This place is a must stop for him every time we visit the building.   

They make fresh salumi, which can be purchased a la carte, or in a sandwich.  Husband usually leaves with a tube (or two) of  some type of salami, which will make appearances with cheese and crackers throughout the week.  Husband recommends their soppresatta.

If you stop by the Ferry Building, these purveyors are worth a visit.  If you have been, do you have a favorite shop?  There are so many places to check out, I haven't tried them all yet.  I always love your suggestions.

*Note:  This is not a sponsored post. These ideas are my own.


honey my heart said...

ya! these are my 2 favorite spots at the ferry building. the salumi cone at boccalone and ice cream sandwiches at miette are always must eats when we are there :)

Heather said...

Yum! I would love to try a cupcake from Miette Patisserie someday.

Ana said...

I've heard so many good things about this place, I can't wait to try! The cupcakes look delicious!

Stephanie said...

Love the Ferry Bldg but I still haven't gone to Miette. That needs to be corrected asap.

SizzleandZoom said...

Thanks for the inside visit. I love seeing inside shops, restaurants and stores.

3girls1apple said...

Note to self: must visit the Ferry Building to taste all these delicious looking munchies! Thanks for the scoop!

Martie @ Spunkyrella said...

Hey Girl!

I am including one of your posts in tomorrow´s Monday Madness list and wanted to follow you on twitter to let you know.
Unfortunately your twitter button doesn´t lead to your account - it only leads to the general website!

let me know or tweet a shout-out @spunkyrella :)


rooth said...

I desperately want to go to Miette :) It looks wonderfully delicious

Tina L. Hook said...

I'm a sucker for a pretty cupcake.

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