Yesterday morning, we got wasted on biscuits. Yep, a morning stroll along the Embarcadero led to a full on Biscuit Bender. Tucked into one of the Ferry Building’s glorious nooks and crannies is a stand that makes some of the most delicious biscuits in the whole city.
Biscuit Bender uses local, artisan ingredients and follows a philosophy to be fully sustainable. Every scrap of dough is lovingly shaped and folded into a crisp and fluffy biscuit. Drawing from inspiration from a variety of sources, the biscuit flavors are always evolving and always interesting.
Would you believe it if these wonderful creations were actually developed accidentally? Van Dao, the owner, was playing around with scrap dough when he came up with the base line of biscuits. Originally a pastry chef at Brenda’s French Soul Food and known among peers as the “Asian Martha Stewart,” Van built the business up from scratch, even building his Ferry Building kiosk from scrap metal! It just shows a little determination and extra “dough” can rise beyond your wildest dreams.