Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SF Chinatown Bakery Sign

Painted on the closed gate of a venerable bakery in San Francisco's Chinatown, this is the first of what I hope will be a series of food-related signage photographs featured on Blog Appetit. These food signs have always fascinated me and I look forward to sharing them and their stories with you.

The Eastern Bakery at 720 Grant Avenue had been a Chinatown institution well before I arrived in the Bay area in 1979.  They are known for their moon cakes, but also, as the gate advises, serve breakfast, lunch and food to go. Try their custard tarts and steamed savory buns, as well.

1 comment:

skaters2mom said...

Love this bakery. My mom used to take me there when I was young because she went there in the 30s for ginger ice cream milk shakes. They also made Blums's famous coffee crunch cake. Good almond cookies too,