NOVEMBER 16, 2011
Classic Cream Puff
@ Pacific Puffs
The classic cream puff at Pacific Puffs is a delicate choux pastry encircling Madagascar vanilla bourbon cream and swathed in thick chocolate glaze.
Rules that apply to all offers
(unless the fine print states otherwise)
- Limit one per user
- No cash value/cash back
- Tax and gratuity are not included
- Cannot be combined with other offers
Served Up By:
- Pacific Puffs
2201 Union St
San Francisco, CA 94123
- (415) 440-7833
Tue-Thu 11am - 7pm
Fri-Sat 11am - 8pm
Sun 11am - 6pm
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Price Range: $$
Wheelchair Access: Yes
A Pacific Puffs cream puff will defy your expectations of the ordinary cream puff. Usually you think light puff and heavy cream. This puff is the exact opposite. Pacific Puffs starts with a pastry puff that has all the expected airiness and some welcome density in its chew. Then the puff is filled with a surprisingly light, but still smooth and sumptuous cream filling. A hearty lather of rich chocolate glaze on top finishes the puff. It's perfectly puff-tastic.
Key Ingredients: Choux pastry (flour, butter, sugar, salt), crème filling (eggs, milk, vanilla, bourbon), chocolate (cream, chocolate)
This little shop sits on the corner of Union and Fillmore with a navy blue awning. Inside you'll find a minimal aesthetic with art shout-outs to the Pacific coastline and an array of pretty puffs sitting behind a glass case. Cream puffs are sold individually or by the dozen, and can be ordered ahead. Mini puffs are also available for just $2 apiece. Enjoy your sweet treat with a cup of Taylor Maid Farms coffee, tea, or a nice glass of fresh milk.
Pacific Puffs also does wedding arrangements of their cream puffs if you're looking for a unique and delicious dessert idea for your big day.
The story behind Pacific Puffs is one that would melt any mom's heart. Two brothers—Trent and Rhys—opened Pacific Puffs to pay homage to their favorite childhood treat—their mom's homemade cream puffs. Maintaining a small-batch approach using local ingredients, these two brothers offer their puffs in traditional flavors (vanilla, chocolate), as well as a fruit cream and a changing special flavor (like peanut butter). The good news is that you don't have to be a mom to enjoy the puff; you just have to enjoy good food.
Puffs on Wheels:
Keep your eyes open! The Puff Truck can be seen around the Bay Area in San Francisco's Financial District, Larkspur, or San Mateo's Off The Grid. Check out the Puff Truck webpage to keep track of its whereabouts.
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