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Cheap Buns at Cherry Blossom Bakery


On my way to work this morning, my carpool stopped at Cherry Blossom Bakery on Clement. Welcome to Heaven is what the place should be called. I think the quote of the day came from my roommate, Celise, when she said with a wide-eyed grin, “I never thought I could get so full for under $1!”

The sweet smell of fresh buns wafted out the door. Once inside, there are so many pastries to choose from, it is hard to decide. And get this, you can get most of ’em for just 95 cents! Choose from sweet snacks like the coconut-pineapple bun to savory scrumptousness like the fried pork and scallion buns. Or get the best of both worlds, and order a ham and cheese bun complimented by a taro bun for breakfast dessert. Considering you can basically get two pastries and a coffee for less than $3 – go ahead and splurge. You may even want to grab an extra one for later…

Cherry Blossom Bakery is obviously the place to be, since it was packed with local Chinese customers. Everything was fresh out of the oven, the only drawback is that these buns are probably not diet-friendly. What the hell, you only live once, right?  Good, ’cause I’ve already stopped  counting calories…and I’m not going to admit how many greasy pastries I ate either…

Cherry Blossom Bakery
844 Clement St (between 10th Ave & 9th Ave)
[Inner Richmond]
Photo courtesy of Heidi Smith
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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Originally from San Diego, Heidi migrated north to study journalism at SFSU and interned for the SF Bay Guardian writing music stuff. She later embarked on a study-abroad program in both Denmark and Holland, and basically never came home. For six long years, she froze her ass off in Oslo, Norway, pretending to be a viking princess, trying to figure out how to survive in the most expensive city in the world. The other two years were spent frolicking on the beach in Spain - sipping on sangria in between being tossed around Europe working as a stressed-out journalist. Heidi currently works at for a non-profit cultural exchange program, helping others experience life from a different perspective. She is thrilled to be back in SF, magnetizing the obscure, and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do.