Bakeries in California

$10 for Two Dozen Original Glazed Doughnuts at Krispy Kreme ($19.98 Value)

Krispy Kreme

Multiple Locations

Hot and fresh Original Glazed doughnuts from iconic doughnut shop

$19.98 $10

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Two or Three Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Mission Minis (Up to 50% Off)

Mission Minis

Mission

Bite-size cupcakes in flavors such as Peanut Butter Kiss, Swiss Almond Coconut, Vegan Banana Maple, and many more

$24 $12

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Cupcakes, Ice Cream, and Treats ($30 Value)

Sugar Shack

Woodward Park

Cupcakes in flavors such as red velvet, oreo birthday cake, and Reese’s; other treats include ice cream cookie sandwiches and cake pops

$10 $6

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$11 for $20 Worth of Treats at Cookie Connection and Cookie Company

Cookie Connection and Cookie Company

Multiple Locations

Original recipes and preservative-free ingredients form 16 daily cookie varieties, plus rotating flavors such as molasses and lemon drop

$20 $11

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Pastries or a Five-Drink Punchcard at Tastries Bakery and Boutique (Up to 53% Off)

Tastries Bakery and Boutique

Bakersfield

Bakers whip up decadent desserts such as gourmet snickerdoodle cookies, s’more cupcakes, and gluten-free deserts

$20 $13

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$12 for $24 Worth of Gourmet Cookies and Treats at Cookie Connection

Cookie Connection

Irvine

Original recipes and preservative-free ingredients form 16 daily cookie varieties, plus rotating flavors such as molasses and lemon drop

$24 $12

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One Dozen Cupcakes or $10 Worth of Cupcakes, Food, and Drink at Missy's Cupcake Creations (Up to 43% Off)

Missy's Cupcake Creations

Oxnard

Cupcakes made fresh daily on-site come in flavors such as fudge-filled black forest or cinnamon-and-sugar cupcake with apple pie filling

$10 $5.99

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Small, Medium, or Large Tray of Baklava at Baklava Factory (Up to 43%)

Baklava Factory

Multiple Locations

Trays filled with baklava in flavors such as almond caramel, traditional walnut, finger cashew, or chocolava with walnut and cinnamon

$12 $7

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12 Cupcakes or a Kids' Cupcake-Decorating Party for 10 at Bubba Sweets Beach Blvd Location (Up to 42% Off)

Bubba Sweets

Beach Blvd

Up to 10 children decorate cupcakes in 13 flavors including thin mint, cheesecake, maple-toffee bacon, and strawberry lemonade

$33 $19

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$12 for $20 Worth of Cream Puffs and Baked Goods at Beard Papas Garden Grove

Beard Papas Garden Grove

Garden Grove

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with natural custard and whipped cream alongside other baked goods and sweet beverages

$20 $12

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One Custom Cake or $10 for $20 Worth of Baked Goods at San Luis Rey Bakery

San Luis Rey Bakery

San Luis Rey

Family-run bakery whips up Mexican pastries, sweet empanadas, and elaborately decorated custom cakes for any occasion

$20 $10

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One Dozen Cake Pops or Cupcakes, or Baked Goods at Ontario Bakery (60% Value)

Ontario Bakery

Ontario

Owners Chris and Kathy Fabos make cake pops in multiple flavors from scratch and frost chocolate or white cupcakes with buttercream frosting

$24 $10

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One or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes or Mini Cheesecake Bites at Mika's Cupcakes (Up to 48% Off)

Mika's Cupcakes

Tennyson - Alquire

Patial proceeds from mini cupcake and cheesecake orders benefit homeless families and go toward future youth transitional center

$24 $15

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$10 for $20 Toward Hand-Decorated Bundt Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Thousand Oaks

Bakery specializing in bundt cakes creates four different sizes with 40 hand-decorated designs and 10 flavors

$20 $10

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$8 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs and Baked Goods at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Galleria

All-natural cream puffs, fondants, and pastries in flavors such as vanilla, chocolate and cookies & cream

$16 $8

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Wedding Cakes from Sweetart Creative Baking (55% Off). Three Options Available.

Sweetart Creative Baking

Multiple Locations

Artistic bakers build custom wedding cakes in unique flavors and can decorate them with everything from sculpted fondant to silk butterflies

$100 $45

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Cupcakes at Famous Creations (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Famous Creations

Fairfield

This bakeshop whips up cupcakes in more than 50 flavors, including red velvet, maple bacon, chunky monkey, and chicken and waffle

$20 $12

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One Half-Sheet Birthday Cake or Twenty Plain Cupcakes at East 14th Bakery (Up to 43% Off)

East 14th Bakery

Assumption Parish

Bakers whip up cupcakes, half-sheet birthday cakes, and other baked goods like mexican rolls with barbecue pork

$47 $27

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One Half-Dozen or One Dozen Push Pops at CB’s Cupcakes (Up to 38% Off)

CB's Cupcakes

San Marcos

Enjoy bite-sized versions of cake, speared inside a plastic container to make perfect party arrangements or mess-free snacks

$15 $9.50

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$19 for a 16" Custom Cookie Cake at Mrs. Fields (Up to $29.99 Value)

Mrs. Fields

Multiple Locations

Bakers customize peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate-chip cookie cakes with your special message

$29.99 $19

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Baked Goods at Jantz Cafe & Bakery (Up to 45% Off)

Jantz Cafe & Bakery

Merced

Fresh bread, homemade pies, and other treats made with a family’s multigenerational recipes

$6 $3.33

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$9 for $16 Worth of Pastries, Café Food, and Drinks at Sweetie Pies

Sweetie Pies

Central Napa

The bakery café serves paninis, wraps, savory tarts, and individual-size pies and dessert bars

$16 $9

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$6 for $10 Worth of Cakes, Dessert, Pastries, and Bread at Kelley's Bakery

Kelley's Bakery

Multiple Locations

Enjoy a range of desserts, from fruit tarts to croissants, alongside savory options such as chicken pot pies and breads

$10 $6

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Five Cups of Sugar-Free Frozen Yogurt, or $12 for $21 Worth of Sugar-Free Bakery Items at The Thinnery

The Thinnery

The Thinnery

Sugar-free and Weight Watchers–friendly desserts include frozen yogurt, pastries, cake, pie, and cookies

$19 $11

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$16 for $30 Worth of Desserts at Cupcake Craving

Cupcake Craving

Multiple Locations

Handcrafted cupcake flavors baked daily include champagne, red velvet, mint-chocolate & sugar-free varieties; cookies & ice cream available

$30 $16

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12 or 24 Gourmet Cupcakes at The Cake Shop (50% Off)

The Cake Shop

Apple Valley

Customers choose from 20 flavors of gourmet cupcakes such as chocolate coconut, pumpkin spice, lemon drop, and red velvet

$36 $18

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$13 for $20 Worth of Pastries at Beard Papa’s in Milpitas

Beard Papas - Milpitas

Milpitas

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with one of eight types of filling made from natural custard & whipped cream

$20 $13

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Coffee and Donuts at Donut Star (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Donut Star

Laguna Niguel

Beloved donut chain serves up a variety of raised and cake donuts

$16.25 $9

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$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Carnival Sweets at Fancy Funnel Cakes ($20 Total Value)

FancY FunneLCakeS

Rocklin

Gourmet funnel cakes topped with delectable ingredients such as peach cobbler ice cream, or treats such as funnel-cake-wrapped mini sausages

$10 $6

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$18 for One Dozen Assorted Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's ($30 Value)

Beard Papa's Arcadia Store

Multiple Locations

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with natural custard and whipped cream

$30 $18

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Two-Flavor Assortment of 12 or 24 Gluten-Free, Vegan Mini Cupcakes at Sensitive Sweets (Up to 45% Off)

Sensitive Sweets

North Orange County

Two flavors of gluten-free, vegan mini cupcakes made without dairy, eggs, soy, and nuts

$42 $23

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$12 for $20 or $30 for $50 Worth of Cookies and Cookie Bouquets at Cookies By Design

Cookies By Design

Santee

Cookie bouquets, baskets, and dozen-count boxes are baked onsite from scratch using ingredients from local farmers

$10 $6

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6 Mini Cupcakes, or Kids' Party or Truck Rental at Sugar Babies Cupcakery (Up to 43% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sugar Babies Cupcakery

Sherman Oaks

Six miniature cupcakes come in flavors that rotate daily; party guests battle to craft the favorite cupcake; truck treats guests to sweets

$12 $7

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Juice, Ice Cream, and American Food at Dairy Queen and Orange Julius (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Dairy Queen/Orange Julius

Yucaipa

Sweet juices and smoothies slake thirst; hearty burgers and ice-cream treats and cakes satisfy all manner of hunger pangs

$10 $6

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$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for Four Regular Cupcakes at Roc's Cupcakes ($24 Total Value)

Roc's Cupcakes

Watsonville

This family-owned bakery makes its cupcakes fresh each morning in a rotating menu of flavors

$12 $7.50

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One, Two, or Four Dozen Regular, Mixed, Jelly, or Fancy Donuts at The Pink Box Donut Shop (Up to 50% Off)

The Pink Box Donut Shop

Multiple Locations

Fresh-baked donuts made every day are topped with handmade icing and include zero trans fats

$15.50 $8

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Baked Goods at Island Monarch Coffee (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Island Monarch Coffee

Culver City

Coffee and lattes made from Kona coffee beans and organic cream pair with fresh-baked Krazy muffins

$30 $18

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$11 for Sandwiches, Baked Goods, Salads, and Coffee at L’Amande French Bakery ($20 Value)

L’Amande French Bakery

Beverly Hills

From the early morning hours, French bakery prepares fresh breads to serve alongside pastries, espresso, and salads

$20 $11

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$18 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Baked Goods & Food at Nana Fi's Bakery Cafe ($30 Value)

Nana Fi's Bakery Cafe

Laguna Hills

The cozy bakery and cafe satisfies guests with gooey pastries, freshly baked nazooks, and cafe food

$10 $6

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$12 for $20 Worth of Bundt Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes

The Crossroads Shopping Center

Bakers create retro bundt cakes topped with decorative petals and rich, cream-cheese frosting

$20 $12

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One Cookie Box at Baby G's (40% Off)

Baby G's Ice Cream Cookies And Cakes

Hermosa Beach

From the merchant: Choose a dozen cookies of your choice and enjoy them wrapped in a special Baby G’s box! Great for gifts or events.

$20 $12

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Two White Sweet-Potato Pies or Southern-Style Peach Cobblers at Patrick's Famous Pies (53% Off)

Patrick's Famous Pies

Multiple Locations

Generations-old family recipes yield unique white sweet-potato pies and Southern-style peach cobblers with a loyal following

$30 $14

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$13 for $20 Worth of Cakes at Nothing Bundt Cakes

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Corte Madera

Nothing Bundt Cakes - Corte Madera

Bite-sized, personal, family, and party-size cakes, all topped with signature cream-cheese frosting

$20 $13

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Mini, Petite, or Large Nuage Cake Packages at Bo Nuage (Up to 45% Off)

Bo Nuage

Melrose

Paris-trained pastry chefs create light, decadent treats from fresh, organic ingredients within patisserie, itself a work of modern art

$27.40 $15

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$28 for a Sampler Pack of 24 Mini Cupcakes at Cups and Cakes ($50 Value)

Cups and Cakes

SoMa

Bakers choose a sampler pack of 24 mini-cupcakes, each made from scratch based on the owner's daring ethos of experimentation

$50 $28

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$7.50 for Two Dozen Mini Donuts from Danny's Mini Donuts ($12 Value)

Danny's Mini Donuts

Old Sacramento

Hot, made-to-order mini donuts with chocolate, powdered sugar, or cinnamon

$12 $7.50

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One Seasonal Pie or One-Dozen Shortbread Cookies at Window Sill Pie Co. (Up to 33% Off)

Window Sill Pie Co.

Haggin Oaks Farmers Market

This bakery whips up seasonal pies, cookies, and preserves using ingredients sourced from local farms

$20 $15

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Two 9-Inch Cream or Pumpkin Pies or One Dozen Mini Pies at The Cupcake Shoppe (Up to 46% Off)

The Cupcake Shoppe

The Cupcake Shoppe

Nine-inch cream or pumpkin pies or four-inch mini pies in a variety of flavors

$24 $13

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Six Cupcakes or One-Dozen Advance-Order Gourmet Cupcakes at Cupcake A La Mode (Up to 43% Off)

Cupcake A La Mode

Roseville

Decadent cupcakes in flavors such as stuffed french toast, Bella Nutella, chocolate peppermint, and red velvet

$21 $12

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One Dozen Assorted Mini Pastries or 2 Pounds of Assorted Cookies at Unique Pastry Bakery (Up to 56% Off)

Unique Bakery and Cafe

Encino

Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

$27 $12

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Gourmet Desserts and Cocktails for Two or Four at Candybar (Up to 49% Off)

Candybar

Western Addition

Chef Cathleen Li whips up gourmet ice-cream sundaes and desserts with rum mascarpone cream and homemade marshmallow and pairs with cocktails

$36 $19

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$13 for $20 Worth of Cookies at Kelli's Best Cookies

Kelli's Best Cookies

Multiple Locations

Inspired by her grandmother, Kelli bakes up gourmet cookies in over 20 varieties, including three sugar-free and four gluten-free options

$20 $13

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$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Downtown

International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored whipped cream alongside éclairs

$16 $10

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One Dozen Cupcakes or Half Dozen Cheesecake Cupcakes Topped with Strawberries at Regal Cake Gallery (Up to 60% Off)

Regal Cake Gallery

Mid-Wilshire

Bakery featured on The Tonight Show creates cupcakes decorated with frosting and New York–style cheesecake cupcakes with strawberries

$42 $17

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One Dozen Mini Assorted Pastries, an 8-Inch Cake, or $12 for $20 Worth of Sweets at Emil's Swiss Pastry

Emil's Swiss Pastry

West Los Angeles

Red velvet and sponge cakes are filled with custard and preserves; tarts and pastries range from strawberry-shortcake eclairs to tiramisu

$20 $12

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Baked Goods and Sweet Treats from The Sweet Life (Up to 55% Off). Two Options Available.

The Sweet Life

Vermont Harbor

Cupcakes, cake pops, push pops, and iced cookies are just a few of the specialties here, with decorations as tempting as they are tasty

$20 $11

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Lenny Rosenberg's family knows a thing or two about running Jewish delicatessens. They've owned and operated multiple delis across New York since the 1950's. But it wasn't until 1996 that Lenny decided to bring his love for delicatessens to the west coast. California, to be exact. Since that day 17 years ago, Lenny has opened three Los Angeles-based eateries including his most recent, Lenny's Deli. And while this Westwood establishment offers all the traditional tastes of a Jewish New York-style delicatessen, Lenny was sure to incorporate the LA lifestyle into the hearty menu by offering a selection of healthy, organic eats.

From beneath recessed lighting, Lenny's diners relax amid a sea of muted grey-colored tables and booths that cradle hot matzo ball soup and pastrami dip sandwiches, all handmade from Lenny's family's recipes. These authentic Jewish delicacies are also accompanied by omelets made from cage-free eggs, crisp salads topped with organic veggies, and barbequed, all-natural chicken breast tucked in between two slices of gluten-free bread.

At the other end of the eatery, bold white letters hang from the wall spelling out "Deli" and "Bakery." But as striking as these signs are, it is the large glass display cases beneath—filled with freshly sliced meats and rows of elegantly decorated desserts—that grab patrons' attention. Customers can also admire what goes into these finely crafted treats by peering through the bakery's large, glass kitchen window where chefs spend their days piping cakes, baking breads, and having staring contests with customers.

2379 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles,
CA
US

After earning a master's in sculpture, William Gustwiller immediately put all of those years of education to good use?though not in the way you might expect. He brought his artistic eye and sculptor's hands to the world of exotic chocolates, and he handcrafted enough of the sweets to open up Eclipse Chocolate in 2007.

Now, Gustwiller and his disciples sculpt about a dozen pastries and nearly 100 confections, including "quirky truffles" that were profiled in Food & Wine Magazine. Their artistic media: natural, organic, and sustainable ingredients. With a delicious layer chocolate as its mortar, Eclipse Chocolate has forged a partnership with Guittard Chocolate of San Francisco. The organization works directly with cacao farmers and other agents to source the high-quality, sustainable and fair-trade cacao that Eclipse Chocolate uses exclusively in its products.

Much of that cacao makes its way to Eclipse Chocolate's onsite bistro, where chefs incorporate it into buttermilk pancakes and blend it into what Travel and Leisure called some of "America's Best Hot Chocolate." The bistro, which also won a Silver Fork Award from San Diego Home & Garden magazine in 2013, even finds ways to incorporate chocolate into dinner: just look to the mascarpone meatball, which the chefs serve with a vanilla bean crostini and a cocoa balsamic drizzle.

2121 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego,
CA
US

In 1997, friends Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz set out to create a luscious, melt-in-your-mouth bundt cake. What began as an endeavor in their own home kitchens soon blossomed into a bustling business with bakeries in 13 states. Rich cocoa browns and soft pastels lend a nostalgic feel to each bakery, where every day lava-powered ovens warm up batter made from fresh eggs, real butter, and cream cheese. Flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip, pecan praline, and white-chocolate raspberry remain constants on the menu, and a new flavor makes a guest appearance each month. Cakes come in several sizes, from the standard 8- or 10-inch bundt to the single-serving bundtlet and the bite-size bundtini, all frosted with a signature blend of cream cheese and butter. Each Nothing Bundt Cakes location also houses its own stock of gifts. Patrons may come across the brightly hued handle of a confetti cake knife or opt to take home an old-fashioned tin, perfect for stowing coffee and imprisoning gingerbread men who have tried to run away. Contact the location of your choice for gift pricing and availability.

2721 Aborn Rd.
San Jose,
CA
US

Lou’s Cafe: A User’s Guide

Generously Stacked Sandwiches | Toasted to Order | Housemade Sauces and Spreads

Sample Menu

  • Sandwich: LLB Special—roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss, provolone, and Lou’s Special Sauce on dutch crunch
  • Side: new england clam chowder
  • Beverage: iced caffe mocha

About the Owners: After 19 years in a delicatessen catering department, Ramana Brodeth knew her way around a sandwich. In 2010, she and her sons, TJ and Mark, opened Lou’s Cafe. One of them is always behind the counter, crafting inventive, satisfying sandwiches and topping them with Lou’s Special Sauce, a housemade garlic-and-herb aioli.

From the Press

  • “This family run cafe in San Francisco's Richmond District is exactly what a good sandwich shop should be - incredibly welcoming, with fresh, filling sandwiches at honest prices.” — SFGate
  • “The fixings are primo, to be sure, but its Lou’s sauces and breads that separate them from the San Francisco sandwich pack.” — The Daily Meal
  • “We're partial to the LLB Special on Dutch Crunch, but we think the breakfast sandwich is the most rave-worthy item here.” — SF Weekly

Inside Tips

  • Because seating is sparse, most customers take their orders to go.
  • Don’t be daunted by a long line—it moves pretty quickly.
  • To minimize your wait, download GoPago to order from your phone. When you get to Lou’s, skip the line and go straight to the GoPago pickup spot.

Vocab Lesson
Dutch crunch: also called “tiger bread,” this roll features a mottled exterior that hides a soft, chewy center. Bakers use sesame oil to lend it a distinct aroma, and paint the top with rice paste before baking it to create a cracked appearance and salty-sweet flavor.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Take a stroll through Clement Nursery (1921 Clement Street), the oldest in SF, housed in lovingly restored farm buildings.

After: Make a picnic of it and let the kids run around the renovated Argonne Playground (18th Avenue & Geary Boulveard); three picnic tables sit alongside the tennis courts.

5017 Geary Blvd
San Francisco,
CA
US

With baskets full of hand-plucked, wild blueberries, Vincent Colombet and his cousins happily crammed into their Alsatian grandmother's tiny kitchen. In that quaint room, equipped with only a wood-burning cast-iron stove, Vincent learned over the years how to tuck berries into pies, prepare meats sourced from neighboring farms, and eventually produce elaborate meals for his entire family.

Driven by his passion for French family-style cuisine, he traveled to Paris before a longing for experiences abroad tugged him across the pond and into the arms of the Windy City in 2004. The following year he opened Cook Au Vin, where he leads three-hour BYOB cooking classes centered around classic techniques and organic ingredients. Patrons may also enlist the Cook Au Vin team to cater special events, or swing by Colombet's Logan Square bakery, La Boulangerie, for butter-infused inhalations, freshly made crepes, and crusty baguettes.

730 W Shaw Ave
Fresno,
CA
US

For the most part, Gatsby's Diner looks nothing like the Japanese restaurant it replaced. Jazz Age art now covers the walls, and tunes by Cab Calloway and Tommy Dorsey complete a laid-back mood. But founders Chuck Caplener and Jared Nuttall kept one detail from the building's past: the teppanyaki grills in the middle of the dining room. That's where Gatsby's cooks sear the burgers that Sactown Magazine praised as "perfect." What draws out such admiration? Seasoned beef and seasonal fixings such as fire-roasted jalapenos and house-made barbecue sauce.

Back in the kitchen, the culinary team crafts more complex dishes—dishes that hooked the attention of Guy Fieri on the Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives. The bone-in pork chops, for instance, take flavor from a vanilla-bean brine before soaking up coffee-bean smoke. And this complexity runs throughout the diner's signature dishes: house-made meatloaf smothered in red-wine mushroom gravy, par-boiled beets sandwiched into sliders. To accompany these riffs on American comfort food, cooks hand-spin three milkshake flavors one at a time in order to keep their embarrassing third arms hidden.

2598 Alta Arden Expy
Sacramento,
CA
US

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