Sometimes the best parts of a trip aren’t planned. On our last trip to San Francisco, we found what we think might be the best croissants in San Francisco at Local Mission Market. We had just arrived to pick up our Turo – it was in a part of the Mission that is more residential – definitely off the beaten track for tourists. While my husband was doing the multi photo check in process for the car, I noticed a sign saying, “Tasty things this way.” There was only one answer to that sign – to go that way and find tasty things.
The piles of baked goods caught my eyes when I walked in. They looked fresh and delicious so I picked up a chocolate croissant to try. Luckily we sampled it before leaving! The crunch of the flaky outside was audible and the chocolate was rich and in the perfect proportion to the croissant. It was gone in a few bites so we had no choice but to go back for more! A country boule and a croissant later, we were on our way for the day! As before, the croissant was gone quickly, but the fresh bread lasted us the whole day of driving to Santa Cruz and back. We found cheese along the way and had a French style picnic of bread, cheese and berries.
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Our car return was in the same spot. Of course we had to swing by the Local Mission Market for one last croissant fix. My husband who is from Montreal and knows his croissants considers it one of the best he’s ever had. To remember the spot, we added it to our San Francisco food trip in Tripidee. Next time, we hope to try more of their offerings.
Local and Sustainable
In addition to baked goods, the Local Mission Market also sells all types of produce, meat and cheeses. They are sourced from local farms. Most items come from within a hundred miles of the store. You can be sure to find fresh goods as the market has a daily schedule of receiving farm fresh goods. If you love this store, make sure to add it to your Tripidee trip when planning a trip to San Francisco.