Craftsman & Wolves is a nationally famous bakery in San Francisco, known for their French-inspired patisseries and flavor explorations. In other words… rows of mouth-watering but untouchable treats!
It’s rare to find a bakery that bothers to cater to a dietary-restricted audience (I mean to be fair… if you are going to a bakery then you should know what you’re going in to). Craftsman & Wolves is one of those places that goes out of their way to cater to our specialty audience with a gluten free and vegan option: the “chai mochi travel cake”.
The chai mochi travel cake is pretty visually unassuming compared to their other options. It’s a bar with a tab of dairy-free chocolate ganache that you can pick up with your hands and eat on the go (hence the “travel cake” name). But when you’re stuck living a gluten and dairy free lifestyle, it’s nice enough that they at least provide an option. Taste-wise, it is a dense bar with crunchy elements from the buckwheat kernels baked within. Not my favorite, but nice to be able select a treat from the display case alongside my non-dietary-restricted partner.
In the same street is a chocolate shop: Dandelion Chocolate. Expensive, but one of my favorites from San Francisco. The chocolates really showcase the flavor variety from the cocoa bean origins. If you get a chance and are in the Mission District, stop by this little corner to check out both shops.