BBE Editor's Pick
La Victoria Bakery
2937 24th St., San Francisco (Mission)
Must-tries at La Victoria, a traditional Latin bakery in the Mission, include vegan and French-style pastries or terrific Mexican pan dulce. Favorites like pineapple empanadas, custard conos, and macaroons have been respectfully updated by Pastry Chef Luis Villavelazquez, formerly of Absinthe. The rest of the time, the mixing machines and ovens are rented by Wholesome Bakery’s vegan bakers, and old-world bread makers, Sour Flour.
Cocadas (coconut macaroons)
Vegan oatmeal sandwich cookie
Smoked vanilla cupcake
There are cozy, sunlit spots at the front of the bakery, but since this deal is only good on Valentine’s day, why not take the sweetness straight home?
chew on this
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, things get savory at La Victoria with homemade empanadas and special dinner menus from Easy Creole and Old World Food Truck.
Mon–Fri 6 AM–9 PM; Sat–Sun 7 AM–9 PM
$ .99 (concha) to $4 (meat empanada)