Saltroot Bakery's 'Cheese Popups' Adapt Brazilian Pao de Queijos

By: Joey Haar - Jan 24, 2017
References: saltroot & hoodline
Saltroot Bakery is a small local establishment in San Francisco's Outer Richmond neighborhood with a very niche specialty. The bakery focuses on what it calls 'Cheese Popups,' which are an adaptation of the traditional Brazilian baked snack known as pao de queijo.

Saltroot Bakery's Cheese Popups are an ideal snack for the tastes of today's consumers. Firstly, they are completely free of gluten, expanding the potential pool of people willing to give them a try. Second, they are small, bite-sized snacks that make it easy to have a taste without needing to commit to a large serving. The puffs primarily come in savory flavors, with Saltroot Bakery offering options like parsley and onion, Parmesan, and Gorgonzola. For a sweeter option, there is a guava flavor, and potato nut is a vegan choice.