Some girls' eyes light up when they see the "Little Blue Box" from Tiffany's, my stomach drops and heart sinks when I get this cardboard brown one. Tartine Bakery is one of the finest gems of San Francisco. There's always a line, but even SF residents wait it out to get into this bakery of dreams. If I lived closer, I would every day.
Everything. I love all of the lemon treats (like the lemon tart featured above), but everything with sugar and butter is absurdly delectable. Their banana and coconut cream pies are rich and beautiful. Their bread is used in restaurants all over the city. Their paninis and other savory choices are perfect. TARTINE YOU ARE PERFECT.