The quest for a good Italian bakery seriously consumes Italian expats. In fact, you can eventually find a
restaurant that serves a pasta dish you like, and if not you can always make your own! However, bakery and pastry items are a different story. Italians are very accostumed to their cappuccino with brioche for breakfast, and pastries after a Sunday lunch are a must in some Italian regions like Tuscany. Finding a good pasticceria becomes then crucial to tame the cravings that we get if we haven’t been back to Italy in a few months.
Enter Emporio Rulli. This fantastic bakery is a realization of everyone’s dream: fresh bomboloni (fried pastries filled with custard) during the weekend, single-serving Torta della Nonna (a pastry shell filled with custard and chocolate and topped with pine nuts), all sort of cookies imaginable (including meringhe and spumoni), seasonal treats (you must try chiacchiere during Carnival season!), and cakes like we’d have at home.
All pictures here are from the Larkspur Emporio Rulli location. Additional stores in san Francisco (on Chestnut int eh Marine, and a Union Square kiosk) and at SFO (International terminal).