Nancy Einhart | May 17, 2011 1:34 pmIt's no secret we love SusieCakes (2109 Chestnut St., 415-474-2253) at PopSugar SF. We even served the whoopie pies and other treats at the Sugar Inc. four-year anniversary party, and the desserts are also a sweet way to celebrate your wedded bliss.Read More
Larkin Clark | March 23, 2011 7:40 amHoused on the corner of El Camino and College Avenue, Yogurt Stop has not only served Menlo Park, it's also grown right along with it. Family owned and operated, it has become a true community fixture since opening more than 20 years ago: it supports local schools and organizations, knows regulars by name, and has many employees who were once childhood patrons. And we haven’t even gotten to the yogurt yet.Read More
Nancy Einhart | February 4, 2011 8:00 amTake your miniature temptations with a little bit of 'tude. With its punky pink exterior and playful tagline — "if cupcakes are wrong, we don't wanna be right" — the baking geniuses at Cups and Cakes Bakery serve up innovative flavor combinations with a dollop of irreverence. Founded by Bay Area native Jennifer Emerson, this SOMA sweet shop is famed for its super-moist, deliciously dense treats in flavors that evoke all manner of nostalgia.Read More
Kristy Korcz | November 3, 2010 9:51 pmFrozen yogurt is often regarded as the healthier cousin to ice cream, thanks to its lower fat and calorie content, but Fraiche (1910 Fillmore St., 415-674-6876; 644 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 650-566-0055) is aiming to take frozen yogurt to new and healthier heights with its classic European recipes.
For starters, the shop crafts its own fresh (that is, nonfrozen) yogurt with local organic milks and without sugar and preservatives; you can buy it at the counter if you’re in the market for the genuine article. The fro-yo is made from the same probiotic-packed base, and Fraiche entices your taste buds with specially chosen mix-in selections: fresh organic fruit, chocolate shavings, toasted walnuts, coconut, and an olallieberry puree that is simply to die for.Read More