Here is a list of places to find King’s cakes (aka Galette des Rois) in San Francisco Bay; this dessert is a French tradition that marks the end of the holiday season.
The official day to eat the famous cake is January 6th, the day of Epiphany, but most French start just after Christmas day and eat some until the end of January. It is usually served with apple juice, cider or sparkling wine.
The ritual takes its origins in Antique Rome where the population was designating a slave as the “king of the day”. It was the opportunity for slaves to get served by their master before being executed or go back to their slave condition the next day…
The galette, and in particular the galette des Rois, is a French passion: about 30 to 32 million galettes sold each year in France. The galette des Rois represents around 10% of the annual turnover of artisan bakers.
We have listed the bakeries of the Bay Area that will help us keeping the craving intact.
One65 in San Francisco
The classic with almond cream filling. To be ordered on their website for pick-up. One size for 40$.
ONE65 – 165 O’Farrell – San Francisco
Marais Bakery in San Francisco and Mill Valley
Gontran Cherrier King’s Cake is available this year at Le Marais Bakery. He prepared two different flavors, a French Classic with Almond Cream or a Peacan Honey filling version.
Order online for a pick up at Le Marais Bakery, 2066 CHESTNUT St, San Francisco
On December 31st, Le Marais Bakery, 250 East Blithedale Avenue, Mill Valley
Les Gourmands in San Francisco
From Jan, 6th, 2021 – French classes almond filling for 6 servings, price $38 available. Possibility to order larger sizes (6/8 or 10/12 servings), also additional flavor like raspberry or almond/pear/chocolate, or Normandy style with apples. The prices range from $42 to $90 and they require to be ordered two days in advance.
Order at www.lesgourmandsbakery.com or directly on Instagram @lesgourmandsbakery
Arizmendi Bakery in San Francisco
A French Galette des Rois will be available Saturday, January 2nd and Wednesday, January 6th. 2021 in different sizes.
Arizmendi Bakery 1331 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122.
La Boulangerie de San Francisco – Multiple locations in San Francisco
Each Galette comes with a handmade collectible charm. To order, a 72-hour advance booking is recommended. Otherwise, pick them up at the store
San Francisco – Pine St, Hayes Valley, Noe Valley, Cole Valley, their Union St location is now a few doors down the street.
Maison Danel in San Francisco
The galette is the frangipane one (almond filling) and comes with a golden paper crown (and the trinket of course aka “la fève”). Order online, 6/8 servings, prize 40$
Maison Danel – 1030 Polk St, San Francisco – ph: 415-685-5900
Maison Nico in San Francisco
Chef Nico puts his expertise in the field of “patés en croute” and other puff pastry wonders with the Galette des Rois and serves us a frangipane and quince version for $ 40. To be picked up at 710 Montgomery St. San Francisco store. Order here.
Maison Alyzée in Mountain View
Traditional galette des Rois – a la frangipane – with charm and crowns as we can find in France – The cakes will be available from January 2nd until February 7th. To be ordered online here or picked up. prices: Sizes 4/6 p $ 39 , 6/8 $ 49 and special order for 8/10 p. $ 59
Maison Alyzee — 212 Castro St. Mountain View, CA 94041.
Phone + 1 650 960 1212
Douce France in Palo Alto
Order in advance or drop by
Douce France – 855 El Camino Real Ste 104 – Palo Alto
Tel: +1 650-590-2328
Fleur de Cocoa, Los Gatos
Pre-order in advance and pick it up in-store.
Fleur de Cocoa – 39 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos
Amelie Fairfax, Fairfax
The Galette des Rois has arrived in Fairfax at Amélie’s. You can order by email by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org , online here or by phone at 628-253-5161. And you can pick up your galette at Amélie, 71 Broadway Blvd, Fairfax, CA, 94930
Sarmentine, Santa Rosa
This year, Sarmentine’s fève collection is SNOOPY! Santa Rosa is the last home of its author, Georges Shultz… The frangipane is $30 for 6/8pers or $24 for 4/6pers. The king brioche is $18 for 6/8 pers.
To order your King’s Cake, Parisienne style or Brioche style, please send an email at CONTACT@SARMENTINE-USA.COM or visit their Facebook page
Fast Food Français à Sausalito
FFF serves a traditional almond galette (5$) pour 2-4 personnes (15$) ou 6-8 personnes (30$). Order online
39 Caledonia Street – Sausalito, CA
Preferable to order online or by calling at 510-813-8300. Large 10.5″ for $35 . Medium 5.5″ for $18.
Hours: Sun. 9 am -11 am at Kensington’s Farmers Market
Noisette Sweets, 2701 8th Street, Suite 116, Berkeley
Mademoiselle Colette in Palo Alto, Menlo Park or Redwood City
Preorder online or buy directly in one of the 3 locations, for a frangipane galette – 6/8 servings, price 38 $. Online order form alors for special requests.
Enjoy King’s cakes, this is once a year in San Francisco and beyond!