OLLI Hikers: Three Bakery walk
Walk leader: Sara Seims
This walk will include French, Irish and Russian bakeries. It will kick off at the excellent Arsicault Bakery (French) that was recently voted by Bon Appetit magazine as the best small bakery in the entire USA! There is always a line and it is recommended that you arrive there by 9.30 a.m. to make sure that you have time to sample the fare and use the restroom. From ArsicaultBakery we will head up Arguello in to the Presidio and walk there for about two miles or so exiting in Central Richmond and heading over to our second stop, John Campbell’s Irish Bakery. We will pass many interesting Russian and Asian shops along the way. From John Campbells we will visit a gorgeous Russian Orthodox Church at Geary and 26th Avenue. After that we will walk through Richmond to Golden Gate Park and explore some interesting pathways before heading towards our final stop, the Cinderella Bakery and Café. The Cinderella offers wonderful Russian lunches as well as baked goods.
Starting Place: Arsicault Bakery, 397 Arguello Boulevard, San Francisco 94118. (between California and Geary/near the corner of Arguello and Clement).
Ending Place: Cinderella Bakery and Café, 436 Balboa Street. (bus 31 on Balboa goes to downtown SF and to Bart).
Length of walk: 5.5 miles
Elevation Change: 200 feet
Pace: 2.5-3 miles per hour