Tout Sweet: The new T&C sugar fix

Ana Caklovic, Author

Tout Swet is a San Francisco sweet shop which recently opened a store at Town and Country. Photo by Saba Moussavian
Tout Sweet is a San Francisco sweet shop which recently opened a store at Town and Country. Photo by Saba Moussavian.

The entrance to Tout Sweet may be small, but the bright colors and carefully arranged displays reveal a modern, chic bakery serving sophistication and innovation. The shop’s cheerful decor doesn’t hide the fact that “Top Chef: Just Desserts” winner Yigit Pura has introduced the Bay Area to a fabulous patisserie that is competitive with local dessert stores.

Here we review Tout Sweet’s top selling cookies, iconic beverage and 10 signature macarons for an exclusive review to help Palo Alto High School students make the most of the new student deal Tout Sweet is offering. Our ratings are out of five and arranged from highest to lowest scoring.

Tout Sweet Review

Store manager Brandi Davis says that Tout Sweet is easy to distinguish from other stores because of Pura’s unique vision.

“Yigit [Pura] himself is special,” Davis said. “He is very, very good at what he does. He won ‘Top Chef’ because he is a very, very talented pastry chef.”

Most of Tout Sweet’s ingredients are bought at the famous Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco. Desserts are made overnight and delivered fresh each morning to the store, where Davis organizes, takes stock and sends in her order for the next day.

“We do a lot of contemporary things that you don’t really see very much of in the Bay Area,” Davis said. “There are a lot more American-style pastries [at other stores], and his [Pura’s] is all very French and European – that’s what sets us apart for sure. You just don’t see very much of this here.”

The store is normally open from:

Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Thursday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.