Opened in 1987, Downtown Bakery & Creamery is the product of three original partners who were colleagues at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley. Today, the store continues to use local, organic, and seasonal ingredients to make all of its food. Bread comes in all shapes and flavors, including baguettes, sweet French, and whole-wheat walnut. Pastry offerings range from sticky buns to homemade jam pockets and a variety of both sweet and savory scones, while desserts include tarts, pies, and cakes. More than just a bakery, though, the shop sells homemade ice cream and sherbet, coffee, and lunch items like sandwiches and pizza.