On the trend-o-meter, Three Babes Bakeshop is off the charts.
The new venture is a pop-up that operates out of a repurposed shipping container. The babes received their initial funding on Kickstarter. And they're making pie, the current darling of the dessert world.
Roll your eyes if you will, but in a town with a surprising lack of good pie, we welcome Lenore Estrada, Anna Derivi-Castellanos and Katrina Svoboda's efforts.
Made with an all-butter crust, cooked to a flaky golden-brown, the options--which change each week--currently include cherry, made with fruit from a family tree; strawberry-rhubarb with crumble top; a delicate lemon-buttermilk, shot through with blueberries; and our favorite, the salty honey-walnut, the Babes' alternative to pecan pie.
They also make savory pies and individual pies-in-a-jar (the above flavors, plus banana cream; $5 each).
You can preorder a whole pie ($32 to 38, plus a refundable pie-tin deposit) for delivery in San Francisco or pickup at the weekends-only pop-up via their Good Eggs store.
Die-hard fans should sign up for a pie subscription, a weekly delivery of an off-menu creation featuring limited-edition fruit that's in short supply.
Plan to keep some vanilla ice cream in the freezer at all times.
Three Babes Bakeshop, 415-742-0484 or threebabesbakeshop.com