5 Local Dessert Shops to Try This Holiday Season

December 14, 2021

The holiday season is in full swing in San Francisco, and what better way to bring in some extra holiday cheer this season than with a delicious holiday treat. From hot chocolate to decadent brownie sundaes, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our list of favorite local dessert shops nearby The Harrison.

Flour and Branch

This women-owned spot is just a five-minute drive from The Harrison. Featuring an extensive array of sweet treats and creative options, Flour and Branch is known for decadent, gourmet baked goods with out-of-the-box flavors. Don’t miss out on  their PB&J cookie or “The Chipper” – a mouth-watering combination of espresso, chocolate chips and smores.

Sweet Glory

Sweet Glory is an artisanal dessert cafe combined with a tea room and coffee shop. The celebrated shop, known for their 20-layer, handcrafted crepe cake, offers a wide variety of uniquely flavored cake layers – from mango and marshmallow to blueberry cheesecake.

Socola Chocolatier

While known most widely for their truffle chocolate boxes, such as The Little Saigon Box, Socola Chocolatier also has some of the best hot chocolate in town. Grab a cup of hot cocoa in store or a Chocolate Barista Kit to make it at home.

Recchiuti Confections

Known for their exquisite chocolate creations, Recchiuti Confections’ handcrafted desserts are meticulously crafted to offer a one of a kind tasting experience. From truffle chocolate boxes to decadent caramels, stop by the store and shop their extensive array of best-selling gifts—just in time for the holidays.

Humphrey Slocombe

Located on Harrison Street, Humphrey Slocombe is perfect for those late-night cravings. Specializing in innovative creations, Humphrey Slocombe offers one-of-a-kind sweets ideal for the adventurous dessert-lover. Try their “Warm brownie sundae, with tahitian vanilla ice cream and caramelized cornflakes. Or, go for their seasonal scoop, “A Christmas Carol,”  made with Victoria Sponge Cake and house-made raspberry jam swirl in creme fraiche.

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