Thorough Bread and Pastry
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Next time you’re in the mood for breakfast but would rather enter a staring contest with a snake than brave the bottomless brunch crowds, Thorough Bread and Pastry in the Castro is here for you. We like stopping by for an almond croissant or an epi and jam, along with a cup of tea, and sitting down on their back patio, which is nicely spaced out and filled with plants and flowers.
Linen-Lined Bread Proofing Basket ($10.85)
Nothing says, “Yeah, I make bread” like your very own linen-lined proofing basket. Thorough Bread and Pastry also has other bread-making essentials, like metal scrapers or a baker’s couche, available for pick-up at their spot in Duboce Triangle. If you’re buying for someone who has yet to venture into the vast world of sourdough, get them this starter kit.
Two months ago, you knew nothing about kneading or rising times. And now you’re an elite baker, ready to level up and get your very own linen basket for proofing. Order one from Thorough Bread And Pastry - they’re also selling flour, yeast, sourdough starter, and more for pick-up on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
Right on the border of where the Castro meets the Mission, Thorough Bread & Pastry is phenomenal. You can eat your dog’s body weight in croissants (specifically almond ones) on the back patio, or get one to go to take to Dolores Park. You’ll probably end up eating it on the way, but turning back for a second one counts toward working off the first.
This French bakery is offering their pastries and breads to-go, as well as pantry staples like flour, yeast, and sugars. Order here for pick-up on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.