Bette's Diner To Go - I had an amazing goat cheese pizza here because I was hungry as a hippo. I tried to wrap my scarf in the warmest way to shield the cold wet weather and it came out looking weird :( Anyhow, for dessert, I picked out the coffee/pecan macaron, the only flavor available in their dessert counter:
Like my first experience, it was crumbly when I tried to break it in half with my fingers (to share) but chewy and creamy. It was good.
La Boulange - I had wanted to check out their pastries (after reading their amazing menu online). But drat! They had little flies all over their pastries behind the counter. I was devastated! I decided to pick up a pre-packaged baguette sandwich instead.
Salty prosciutto, sweet dried figs, and mozzarella cheese are a tasty combo!
Flies or not, I couldn't leave without some dessert. Luckily there seems to be no flies in the macaron section:
These macarons were tiny! They also felt drier than the previous macarons I've tried. And their cream is a bit denser.
Pumpkin flavor above, Pistachio flavor below.
Overall, they were "okay". I think I'm getting the hang of macarons. Haven't tried one that amazed me yet.
I wish I had a longer stay in the Bay area to try more bakeries and eateries. This place is seriously magical! The streets of San Francisco are glittery! I was awestruck over the sparkly concrete. I'm such a country girl!