Many JOHNNY DOUGHNUTS fans have been waiting (im)patiently for the first SF brick-and-mortar location to open in Hayes Valley, and it’s now softly open as of this past weekend. Take a peek at the main menu to see how truly doughnut-obsessed these folks are—they are not just making the same old, same old here. There’s even their “wheat-free fritter thang.” Daily hours are 7am-4pm (or until sold out). 392 Fulton St. at Gough. [Via Eater.]
Whoa, there’s another European bakery in SoMa, LES GOURMANDS BAKERY, focused on French pastries, viennoiserie, and brioches, all made from family recipes. Fifth-generation baker Sylvain Chaillout is working with his parents, Catherine and Serge, and they just opened in the Mosso apartment complex. The menu includes croissants (including almond) and pain au chocolat, and then there’s almond pain chocolat (whut). You’ll also find chaussons aux pommes, chouquettes, brioche, and a variety of sablé cookies (including coconut, white chocolate, and raisin). Can’t wait to check it out. Open Mon-Fri 7am-7pm and Sat 8am-7pm. 280 5th St. at Folsom. [Via Hoodline.]
Hot, glazed doughnuts at Johnny Doughnuts. Photo via Facebook.