56 Ross Alley, San Francisco, CA, United States
Walk down Ross Alley and you'll likely be invited into this small cookie factory. The workers sit at circular motorized griddles and wait for dollops of batter to drop onto a tiny metal plate, which rotates into an oven. A few moments later out comes a cookie that's pliable and ready for folding. It's easy to peek in for a moment, and hard to leave without a few free samples. Enjoy a bagful of cookies -- with mildly racy "adult" fortunes or more-benign ones; personalized fortunes are also available.