5 Best Sweet Shops in San Francisco

5 Best Sweet Shops in San Francisco
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There’s nothing quite as nostalgic as a trip down the colorful aisles of the local candy shop. From decadent chocolates to quintessential “mom and pop” style candy stores, if you’ve got a bit of a sweet tooth, San Francisco won’t disappoint. Full of unique and local candy stores, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect tasty treat.

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  1. 1. Miette

A dainty patisserie, Miette offers a variety of American and French style baked goods and sweets. Located in the historic Ferry Building, Miette was named one of the world’s top ten pastry shops according to Conde Nast. Not only are the treats here to die for, but each item is beautifully packaged as well. Their cupcakes feature a soft, moist cake topped with a boiled buttercream icing. If a cupcake isn’t quite enough to satisfy your sweet tooth, their cake can be pre-ordered for pick up as well. Another customer favorite are the macaroons, a traditional French pastry, and their artisan ice cream sandwiches.

2. Chocolate Covered

As the name might imply, Chocolate Covered is a small, boutique shop dedicated to anything and everything chocolate. Featuring over 900 varieties of chocolates from around the globe, this shop is a chocolate lover’s mecca. This shop is about more than just chocolate for owner Jack Epstein; it’s a true labor of love. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the choices, Epstein will gladly offer guests with a free sample to taste or consider Epstein’s personal favorite, a chili and pistachio chocolate from Mexico.

3. Sugarfina

Upon entry, guests will be struck by the pristine, all-white decor of this modern, chic candy boutique. Located in the Russian Hill district, this upscale candy shop features impeccably organized and prettily wrapped sweets. Customer favorites include the fudge bites and toffee bonbons. For an adult style choice, try the rose wine gums, bourbon chocolates or champagne gummy bears. Sugarfina’s beautiful treats also make an excellent gift or souvenir choice.

4. Giddy

Giddy is known for its wide variety of well-curated treats. Popular items at the sweet shop include the dark chocolate sea salt popcorn, the Belgian chocolates, and the European style licorice treats. From colorful kid friendly sour treats to their upscale artisanal chocolate selection, Giddy is a fun candy pit-stop for the entire family. In addition to their selection from around the world, Giddy also features locally sourced candy.

5. The Candy Store

The Candy Store is a traditional style, old-fashioned candy shop, reminiscent of when you were a kid. Each aisle is stocked with jars or colorful candies, including everything gummy to sweet, chocolate treats. Patrons should keep in mind that there is a minimum quarter-pound purchase for candies. However, The Candy Store’s treats are so sweet, that guests don’t usually find this to be a problem.

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The Ultimate Napa Getaway Weekend

The Ultimate Napa Getaway Weekend
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The Guide To Help You Enjoy Your Stay in Napa Valley

California’s Napa Valley is one of the World’s great tourists destinations. Hundreds of wineries made up the soil of Napa Valley. As famous as Napa Valley is for its wine, visitors quickly find out that there is a lot more to the area. Napa Valley is also home to stylish resorts and hotels, as well as many excellent restaurants. Regardless of your preferences, there are plenty of things to enjoy during your visit to Napa Valley.

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Restaurants

The Grill at Meadowood

The Michelin rated Meadowood is considered a second home for people who enjoy the beauty of wine country. Meadowood is known for its hospitality and sense of style. Meadowood serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. The chefs use ingredients from the garden to keep the cuisine healthy and fresh. Popular menu items include Pumpkin pancakes with bellwether farms ricotta. English pea salad with Meadowood garden radishes and King salmon with green chickpea.

Solbar

Solbar is a full-service bar and restaurant that is open to the public. One of Napa Valley’s exciting new restaurants, Solbar has an outdoor terrace where people can dine while enjoying the fantastic scenery. Take out, and poolside food service is also available. Solbar’s menu features local, organic, and farmed options to help customers enjoy a healthy dining experience.

PRESS

PRESS Restaurant emphasizes the famous wines of Napa Valley while also serving steak, chicken, lamb, and pork. Fresh seafood is also served on a daily basis. The primary ingredients are from PRESS’s private gardens, and the rest is sourced from local farmers. PRESS is known for its Cowboy Rib-eye and house made Scharffen Berger Chocolate Souffle.

Wineries

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards

Jamieson is known for its relaxed atmosphere, including a friendly and knowledgeable staff. Jamieson Ranch Vineyards is also a working ranch where you will notice cattle grazing on the hillsides. Be sure to also experience the food pairing on Jamieson’s Overlook Veranda. Jamieson is conveniently located at the gateway to Napa Valley.

Etude Winers

Etude produces Pinot Noir from multiple places to help emphasize diversity. Winemaker Jon Priest believes in the Etude Philosophy that grape growing in the vineyard takes away the need for intervention by the winemaker, which creates an authentic expression. In addition to Pinot Noir, you can also enjoy Chardonnay and Cabinet Sauvignons.

Stags’ Leap Winery

Located in the Stags Leap District, the Stags’ Leap Winery has been producing elegant wines for more than 100 years. The property is famous for its stone winery and Manor House. As one of California’s oldest wine estates, tourists are drawn to not only the wine making but Stags’ historical significance.

Hotels

Wine Country Inn

Wine Country Inn is surrounded by vineyards. Tourists will enjoy a wine country breakfast every morning. There are more than 20 spacious rooms featuring king and queen sized beds. There are great views of the Napa Valley Cascades and tourists are welcome to explore the lush gardens around the property.

SENZA

SENZA is known for its organic bath products, unique design, and incredible views of the vineyards. SENZA strives to cater to the experienced traveler by offering a luxury atmosphere featuring an outdoor pool with cabanas. SENZA also features wine influenced spa treatments including deep tissue massages and facials.

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