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Wholesome Bakery

All of Wholesome Bakery‘s offerings are gluten-free and vegan. They are also unbelievably gorgeous. The almond tea cake is fluffy and well-balanced and tastes almost exactly like marzipan. The banana chocolate loaf smells as good as it looks, dense and vibrant and flavorful, with a stronger emphasis on the fruit than the chocolate. Show Wholesome […]

Virtual Sightseeing

Pier 39 Sea Lion Webcam

2020 marks the 30th anniversary of the sea lions permanently residing at Pier 39! I was out there near the end of the Before Times, and they had a series of statues set up: sea lions painted like other sea creatures. I also walked by a claw game and saw a Superman plush that’s only […]

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Beijing Restaurant

Beijing Restaurant sets itself apart by offering Beijing-style Chinese food: no “chicken candy” here. Not even the standard paper carryout boxes- which means that portions are more generous than you might expect. Dead center is my weakness, ma po tofu, so spicy that the chili oil separated and left a visible layer. Later, I took […]

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Book Passage

In person, it’s often one of the most crowded places in the Ferry Building! Online, Book Passage has a variety of fun things for the bookish, including author conversations, classes and audiobooks. My reading strategy for all this downtime has been to tackle the entirety of my favorite authors one by one. I’ve never been […]