Why would I drive all the way to San Diego for pastries, you might ask. Yes, LA is filled with amazing bakeries. But you will regret driving home with just one dozen pastries from Wayfarer in La Jolla instead of two. This tiny surfboard-shaped bakery from a chef who used to bake at Tartine scrawls its daily offerings on a paper menu—buttery croissants, fruit-filled tarts, sourdough breads, cookies, and a few artfully constructed sandwiches filled with mortadella or avocado and sprouts. All of it is exceptional. And if you stick around for pizza night, get whatever vegetarian pie is on special.

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