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    Best Bakeries for NorCal Rides

    All of these food related "best-ofs" got me thinking...

    Breads and pastries have long been a cycling staple. What and where are the best bakeries?

    I'll start with my faves in Sonoma County: (in no particular order)

    1st: Basque Boulangerie on the square in Sonoma

    2nd: Gold Coast Coffee and Bakery in Duncan's Mills

    3rd: Wildflower Bakery in Freestone

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    The Cheese Board-Berkeley

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    isnt is Wild Flour?

    Nightingale Breads in Forestville!! awesome foccacia..big as yo face..all for $5. luck of the draw to go by and find them open for business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    isnt is Wild Flour?
    You're right, it is. I love their Olive loaf. (except, now I'm off of wheat entirely)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    You're right, it is. I love their Olive loaf. (except, now I'm off of wheat entirely)
    I just quit the poison-powder, too. I probably miss a nice olive loaf the most!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DH40 View Post
    I just quit the poison-powder, too. I probably miss a nice olive loaf the most!
    Yeah... For me, it's the extra sour French. But my colon is thankful (TMI, I know).
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    There is a theme here. Locally in San Jose, I go to Paris Baguette and 85degree bakeries.
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    Model Bakery in St. Helena too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fc View Post
    85degree bakeries.
    my wife loves that place..i just wait outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha43 View Post
    The Cheese Board-Berkeley
    Farms? In Berkeley?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha43 View Post
    The Cheese Board-Berkeley
    they have a pizza there right? isnt it awesome pizza?
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    Yup...killer pizza! They only make 1 kind of pizza and it changes daily.

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    The Gold Coast in Duncan's Mills uses only a wood (oak) fired oven. They build the fire after midnight and start baking. The items in the oven change as the fire characteristics change throughout the night-morning-day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    The Gold Coast in Duncan's Mills uses only a wood (oak) fired oven. They build the fire after midnight and start baking. The items in the oven change as the fire characteristics change throughout the night-morning-day.
    what? Gold Coast? is that on the Cape Fear side? dang..i damn near drive by that weekly. i need to go and suss that out.

    edit..googled it. that is what that coffee place is called?! i never knew that. i get coffee there all the time.
    i heard there is a decent mtn bike ride over past that campground..past the blue heron bar/restaurant. dunno.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    i heard there is a decent mtn bike ride over past that campground..past the blue heron bar/restaurant. dunno.

    Ahhh, Cape Fear. Now, THERE's a breakfast!

    There are some trails... I'm out there MANY weekends throughout the Summer and Fall.
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    Bovine bakery in Pt Reyes.

    Companion Bakery in Santa Cruz
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    Fleur De cocoa in Los Gatos on North Santa Cruz
    Great croissants, good after an early morning ride

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    • Wild Flour in Freestone
    • Arcangeli Market in Pescadero (one SIMPLY must have their freshly-baked artichoke garlic bread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

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    I thought The Village Bakery in Woodside would have been pointed by now on this thread, but it hasn't. Their selection is heavier on the actual breads than on pastry varieties, but I think their quality is quite high regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    All of these food related "best-ofs" got me thinking...Breads and pastries have long been a cycling staple. What and where are the best bakeries?......Whatcha got?
    Hi Mr. chuckha62,

    If you Bay Area folks are coming up to the Mother Lode to either:

    • Bike South Fork American River Trail or the Georgetown OHV Trails
    • Raft/Kayak the SF American River through the Coloma/Lotus Valley


    Then you have a treat in store for you if you partake of goodies available from Sierra Rizing! Contact details in the link below:
    Sierra Rizing Bakery & Coffee House – Coffeehouse, Bakery and Cafe in Coloma, California

    Take care!

    Michael
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    Devil's Teeth Bakery - SF
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckha62 View Post
    3rd: Wildflower Bakery in Freestone
    I'll second that. I lived just up the road from them for almost 2 years at one point. I got noticeably fatter. Strangest coincidence.

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    Not really convenient for after most mtb rides (unless your ride is GG Park or Headlands to Sf maybe?) and the lines can get ricockuluos, but holy hell they have good croissants / pastries:

    Arsicault Bakery , San Francisco , CA

    Cheeseboard and Arizmendi (similar co-ops) are also big winners

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms View Post
    Bovine bakery in Pt Reyes.

    Companion Bakery in Santa Cruz
    Companion, yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomchakabowwow View Post
    my wife loves that place..i just wait outside.
    It is often a cluster unside
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    C-Casa in Napa for great GF baked goods! Even the gluten free tortillas are made right in front of you and they are easily as good as regular tortillas.

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    We often stop at Companion Bakeshop for lunch after riding Wilder. We love their goat cheese sandwich followed by a chocolate chip cookie.

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    wish they have a porto’s here
    pineapple king on irving, Arizmendi, devils teeth
    shengkee. all in the sunset area

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