Dessert delivery? Oh, it’s essential. For all those who are officially bored with beans, and craving something sweet, let’s be honest — if we’re going to get through this thing, we’re going to get through it with cookie dough. Many neighborhood bakeries, donut shops, and ice cream parlors are still open for business, and offering a variety of options for takeout and delivery. From pink boxes of doughnuts to pints of ice cream, here’s how to sugar up while sheltering in place in San Francisco.
Things are changing day by day, so before venturing out, please call ahead or check social media to confirm that the sweet shop you seek is still open for business. If you have a spot to add or see a place that has closed, please drop us a line.
The queen of kouign amann is still dusting sugar between the layers. The bakery is taking online orders only, picking up on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, picking up not from the main bakery, but from B. on the Go.
The Mission neighborhood bakery is still putting out classic French pastry. Croissant fans can preorder for pickup, and many items are available same day.
The local mini chain of French bistros is doing both pickup and delivery. In addition to the buttery almond croissant, they have some tempting boxes and kits, like bake-at-home freezer croissants, and cookie and brownie mixes.
This fifth generation baker, who runs the shop with his parents, is still baking that precise pain au chocolat. The goods are available for preorder for pickup or delivery.
The Dogpatch bakery is still stocking their neighbors with sweet pastry boxes and cookie bags. It’s preorder only for pickup on Saturday mornings.
The Richmond’s old-school doughnut shop is still open for takeout as usual, according to Yelp.
The deep-fried institution is open for takeout only, and accepting credit cards only, at both the original location on Polk, and the new corner bakery in NoPa.
The doughnut artisan is still frying up seasonal flavors, such as “the bitter queen” with grapefruit and elderflower and spiced carrot cake. The shop is taking preorders for pickup or delivery, and has an option to send treats to healthcare professionals.
Noe Valley’s no-frills doughnut shop is still open for takeout, filling pink boxes and paper bags with sprinkled treats.
The Hayes Valley is still frying up good fresh dough, available for curbside pickup or delivery through a couple of apps, and there’s an option to donate coffee and doughnuts to local hospital workers.
Bernal Heights resident corner bakery is boxing up old-fashioned sour cream coffee cake and cupcakes by the half dozen. It’s a preorders-only situation, for pickup on Saturday mornings.
This buttercream artist usually only does custom cakes, but when the pandemic struck, she got creative, and started making single serving “quarantine cakes,” so people could send a little sweetness to family and friends. Based in the Dogpatch, her cakes are available for pickup or delivery to SF or the East Bay.
Dianda’s Italian American Pastry
This sheet-cake institution in the Mission wouldn’t want anyone to miss celebrating a birthday or anniversary. Call in to order that iconic tres leches for pickup.
SF’s only German bakery opened right before the pandemic hit, but the little bakery is back in takeout business. Fans are still lining up for the Black Forest cake and those jammy Berliner doughnuts.
Noe Valley’s resident bakery is still serving boxes of mini cupcakes to its littlest fans, along with lots of other treats. They’re taking online orders for pickup.
Butter Love, the under-the-radar bakery in the Richmond, has got pies for takeout, as well as tins of take-and-bake mac and cheese. Only the essentials, right?
The East Bay bakery was already set up for delivery, and is now sending out those key lime and chocolate raspberry pies across the Bay Area.
The SF bakery, known for salty walnut pies, calling out tech executives, and then partnering with them, is still offering pickup and delivery.
The Mission’s cookie specialist is still handing out freshly baked treats, available for pickup and delivery through Grubhub.
Our local chocolate factory has tuned up the online shop, and is now offering free shipping and $10 same-day shipping in San Francisco. Just think of the brownies, chocolate-chip cookies, and s’mores.
Devil’s Teeth is still open at both locations for takeout and delivery, and that doesn’t just mean outstanding egg sandwiches. It’s also got a case full of shark cookies, brownies, and bars.
The Castro’s cheekiest bakery is billowing out the aroma of freshly baked cookies. The penis and Venus cookies are available for takeout and delivery.
Jane has got great sourdough, croissant, and never least, big, chewy cookies. The bakery location is still open for takeout and delivery.
The Bi-Rite Creamery might be closed, but there are still pints of the salted caramel and honey lavender across the street at the market.
The ice cream sandwich authority has always been a solid option for catering and events, and is now offering pickup and delivery.
The inventors of “secret breakfast,” that genius combination of cereal milk with a splash of booze, are now sending out their inventive flavors for pickup and delivery.
Salt & Straw may have temporarily shuttered their shops, but they’ve opened up nationwide shipping, so the freckled chocolate pints can come to you.
Smitten usually brings joy by using liquid nitrogen to magically make ice creams right in front of customers’ eyes. But now, the local shops are offering pints for pickup and delivery.