Even if Christmas will have a different flavor this year, we will still find the Buche de Noel (aka Yule log) in San Francisco bay area! The French pastry chefs put their hearts into it and also inspired American bakeries. Here is a list of where to find the buche this year.

  • In San Francisco

One65 – At One65, the buche comes in 3 flavors and 2 size of your choice. Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel Praliné / Mont Blanc with chestnut cream and blackcurrant purée / Raspberry roulade with sponge cake. Available in 6 inches ($55) or 8 inches ($70). In pre-order for a pick up on December 23rd or 24th and available in store from December 18th.
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Maison Danel – 2 versions: chocolate / passion fruit or white chocolate / raspberry mousse. If you want to go for a change, order a Christmas pudding with candied fruit. Available for pre-order 2 days before minimum, pick up from December 20th.
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Thorough Bread – 2 flavors: vanilla or chocolate, one size ($45). Pre-order for a pick up on December 23rd or 24th

Tartine Bakery – a 10 inches log ($75) filled with a caramel ganache, Valrhona chocolate mousse and finishes with a touch of pistachio-matcha mousse. Available for pre-order
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B Patisserie offers 3 flavors Chocolate / Caramel, MontBlanc, Vanilla / raspberry at a price of $65 or $7 for an individual portion. Available for pre-order, the last day to order is December 20th.
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Arizmendi – Chocolate sponge cake topped with rum flavored buttercream and chocolate icing, accompanied by small mushrooms in meringue. Available for December 22, 23 and 24, to order. More info click here

  • Marin County

Amélie wine Bar in Fairfax – on top of their Holiday Menu, Amélie Fairfax will offer 6 inches Bûches, chocolate flavor for 35$. Available for pre-order starting now and before Monday Dec. 21st to picked up on Dec 23rd or 24th.
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  • In the Peninsula

Maison Alyzée in Mountain View – Available for 4/6 people ($50), 6/8 people ($66) or 8/10 people ($82), the bûches are also available in 3 different flavors: vanilla/caramel, chocolate or exotic fruits. Available for pre-order for pick up/delivery starting December 16 until Dec 31. A few buches will be available in store on 23 &24 dec. for those who missed the deadline, with also a mini-version for 2. Open everyday except Dec 25th.
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Mademoiselle Colette in Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City – Available for pre-order for a pick up on December 24th in one of their three stores. One size ($64), milk chocolate and dark chocolate mousse with chocolate biscuit praline. Also available as an individual serving ($10.50). Note that the store will be closed from December 25th to 27th.
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Douce France in Palo Alto – 3 sizes (6, 8 or 10 people at $40, $45, or $50 respectively) and several flavors (chocolate, vanilla orange) and icing of your choice (chocolate vanilla coffee)
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Fleur de Cocoa in Los Gatos – Chocolate, triple chocolate, red fruits, coffee… so many flavors. They even have gluten-free options. All of them are coming in 2 sizes: 6/8 people at $48 and 10-12 people at $58. Order between Dec. 10 and Dec. 24.
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  • East Bay

La Noisette in Berkeley – of course… it will be with praliné. Available for pre-order
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La Farine à Oakland – Traditional bûche to order before December 20th
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Bon appétit and Happy Holidays !!

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