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San Francisco’s most festive gingerbread houses

Here’s where to find the most spectacular edible architecture this holiday season

For a closer look at the Fairmont San Francisco’s two-story gingerbread Victorian, take a peek at our piece on it for a tasty view of this Christmastime destination must. But the noted Nob Hill hotel isn’t the only place sporting a sweet gingerbread house.

Here are a few other places around the city where you can see an edible architectural delight. Be sure to pay one (or all) of them a visit during the holiday season.

Westin St. Francis

The turrets, rooms, and illuminated windows are all punctuated by a locomotive. Bonus, there are two of these gingerbread castles from which to choose. (335 Powell)

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Fairmount San Francisco

More than 22 feet high and 23 feet wide, the massive gingerbread Victorian is officially the largest one in San Francisco. The exterior is edible and the pastry chefs used a ton of royal icing and candy on the facade. (950 Mason)

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San Francisco Marriott Marquis

In lieu of one gingerbread house, the SoMa hotel had their team create several gingerbread houses, each one with a different pop-culture them. Behold. (780 Mission)

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Waterbar

Pastry chef Angela Salvatore created a masterpiece, which you can see in action below, mimicking the Ferry Building. Six feet long, two and a half feet tall, and all kinds of delicious. Brava. (399 The Embarcadero)

Omni Hotel

Bob's Steak & Chop House created this candy-studded gem. According to 7x7, “construction of this massive confectionary required two months, seven people, 40 sheets of gingerbread, and 30 pounds of candy.” Mmm. (500 California)

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