Yesterday, my son's nanny told me he was exchausted from navigating the “vortex of douchebags” at Tartine Bakery — harsh words from someone watching your infant son! I know what he means (yes, he's a “manny”), but still, Tartine is one of the best bakeries in the U.S., and, as an infrequent customer, does that mean that I'm included in that vortex?
All sobering thoughts (but I keep going back for those awesome morning buns!).
But let's say you're not in the mood for waiting in a 45 minute line at 7am on a Tuesday morning, or, more to the point, you don't have much of an appetite for spening $4.50 on a tiny nibble of deliciousness? Where can you get some quality baked goods fit for a Cheap Bastard?
Well, we recommend checking out San Francisco's abundant and declicous Latino bakeries. The majority of these panaderías are located in the Mission district, and offer their Latin American baked good for more reasonable prices, often starting around $0.69!
A personal favorite of our is La Oaxaqueña, at 2128 Mission between 17th & 18th Streets. In fact, they're not only good for breakfast, so stay for their southern Mexican specialties for lunch & dinner too!
If, however, you want to enter the”vortex” of Latin panaderías, head down to 24th Street between Mission and Potrero. There, you'll find a wealth of places to explore including La Victoria and Domiguez Mexican Bakery. It's best to walk around and explore what looks good to you!
Don't tell them the Cheap Bastard sent you, though. We really don't get much name recognition!