Pacific Puffs – Delightfully Light and Fluffy Sweet Treats In the Marina
Look out Beard Papa, there’s a new cream puff in town! Only a year in the business, and Pacific Puffs has already made quite a name for themselves. Using an old family recipe, Pacific Puffs has mastered the art of creating the perfect puff.
They have a simple menu consisting of 6 varieties:
Classic- Pacific Puff’s signature cream puff. Baked choux pastry puff filled with a sweet mixture of vanilla custard and whipped cream, and topped with a chocolate glaze.
Classic Sugar- The Classic topped with powdered sugar instead of chocolate glaze.
Chocolatier- Baked choux pastry puff filled with chocolate cream and topped with a chocolate glaze.
Chocolatier Sugar-Baked choux pastry puff filled with chocolate cream and topped with powdered sugar.
Fruit Whip- Baked choux pastry puff filled with seasonal fruit and whipped cream, and topped with chocolate glaze.
Fruit Whip with Sugar-Baked choux pastry puff filled with seasonal fruit and whipped cream, and topped with powdered sugar.
I tried both the Classic and the Classic Sugar. The pastry puff was quite tasty- slightly dense, which I liked since it didn’t get soggy after one bite, an impressive feat because they’re filled to the max. Pacific Puff’s cream filling was very light, fluffy and not too sweet– unlike the thick, custard-like filling of many other cream puffs. The chocolate glaze on the Classic was nice and thick; sweet, without being overwhelming. If I had to choose a favorite, however, I’d go with the Classic Cream Puff for the extra bit of sugary sweetness from the chocolate.
Pacific Puffs is devoted to using the finest local ingredients. All the cream puffs are baked in small batches to ensure maximum freshness. The cream puffs are also available in miniature versions for the diet-conscious (then why even come here in the first place?). You can also order by the dozen over the phone or via email. Visit their shop on the corner of Union and Fillmore in the Marina district- just make sure to keep your collar folded down and leave the pretentiousness at home.
2201 Union Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 440 – PUFF (7833)
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Mitchell’s Ice Cream: A San Francisco favorite since 1953
Gelateria Naia in the Castro; All Natural Gelato
Hot Cookie in the Castro; Cookies and Penises Under One Roof
Street Food Redefined – The Creme Brulee Cart
Sweet Beat: Italian Gelato (in Some Very Un-Italian Flavors) at Marco Polo
Golden Island Cafe: Hong Kong-Style Sago Sweets in the Outer Sunset
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