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Treat Yourself Like Cinderella…

If you’ve never spoiled yourself on Russian pastries – you best be doing it soon. I recommend the next time you wanna let yourself splurge, to check out Cinderella Bakery on Clement Street.  You most likely won’t be able to pronounce half of them, but just read the translations and the bottom, to see what these amazing buns are filled with. Luckily I was with a Ukrainian friend who advised me about what to get.

The most popular items are definitely the piroskis, which are fried buns filled with beef and cheese, potatoes, mushrooms or cabbage. The poppy seed hametashin is also a traditional delight. Someone told me not to eat one the day before a drug test! Ha ha. These other sweet shortbread pastries filled with raspberry, apricot or prune jam are my favorite. Cinderella also makes their own rye breads and cakes. You can also order other Russian inspired dishes for lunch and dinner.

Cinderella Bakery
Hours: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Mon -Fri / 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sat-Sun
436 Balboa St (between 5th Ave. & 6th Ave.)
[Inner Richmond]

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Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger

Heidi works for a non-profit cultural exchange organization helping others experience life from a different perspective. She likes magnetizing the obscure and scavenging the city for fun, free things to do. She is a world traveler, a freelance writer and a spontaneous chef. She is also said to be part-mermaid.