The Valley has many good Mexican bakeries, where honeyed pigs and other particular Mexican pastries abound. In respect of Mexican Independence Day, Sept. 16, finish off your day with vessel dulce, churros and other honeyed delights.
La Fama Mexican Bakery
Everything here is 50 cents each. That creates it easy to batch adult on fruit-filled empanadas (pineapple, apple, pumpkin); vessel dulce (sweet breads) in sugar, chocolate and vanilla; cookies including cinnamon, sugar, peanut butter and raisin; and those endearing small molasses-gingerbread pigs famous as cochitos or marranitos.
Details: 5328 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 623-931-1460.
Cristal’s Bakery Mexican Food
This family-run bakery turns out a far-reaching preference of vessel dulce (67 cents and up); cookies (three for $1); churros, fried-dough twists in cinnamon sugarine (99 cents and up); and honeyed empanadas (80 cents). The shop’s specialty is baking cakes for weddings, quinceañeras and birthdays.
Details: 6402 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale. 623-931-1057, cristalbakery.com.
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The Bashas’-operated sequence of grocery stores specializes in Mexican dishes and carries a accumulation of pastries. Treat yourself to elotes (65 cents), that are long, honeyed sticks with hiss filling; gingerbread pigs (60 cents); oversize cookies called galletas (60 cents); and tres leches cakes ($1.99 and up).
Details: Locations embody Avondale, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa and El Mirage. myfoodcity.com.
La Purisima Bakery La Purisima Bakery II
Owned by a same family, both bakeries offer uninformed empanadas in cherry, strawberry, pineapple, pink or cream cheese (80 cents); gingerbread pigs (80 cents); and pulvarones cookies in strawberry, orange and tricolor (60 cents). There’s also vessel de huevo, identical to vessel dulce, soft, honeyed breads in chocolate, strawberry or vanilla (65 cents). Tres leches cakes operation from $3.50 a cut to $92 for a full sheet.
Details: La Purisima Bakery, 4533 W. Glendale, Ave., Glendale. 623-842-1400; La Purisima Bakery II, 2318 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602-957-2771.
Panaderia y Tortilleria
Pick adult your conchas (shell-shaped cookies in chocolate, vanilla and other flavors), gingerbread pigs, tricolor cookies and sweet-bread cortadillos in such flavors as chocolate and cheesecake (89 cents-$1.50).
Details: 2829 N. 32nd St., Phoenix. 602-381-3778.
Azteca Bakeries Restaurant
Get pastries like your abuelita used to make: fruit-filled empanadas in apple, pineapple, lemon, pumpkin and coconut (55 cents); gingerbread pigs, (45 cents); Mexican marriage cookies (65 cents); oatmeal cookies (75 cents); and borrachitos (65 cents), that are small apple turnovers done with beer.
Details: 416 N. Seventh Ave., Phoenix. 602-253-5864, aztecabakeries.com.
El Fenix Bakery
This family bakery, that is some-more than 25 years old, sells chocolate, vanilla and strawberry vessel dulce (60 cents and up); gingerbread pigs (70 cents); and honeyed empanadas ($1-$1.75).
Details: 6219 S. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602-276-9104.
Los Altos Ranch Markets
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Ranch Markets is one of a Valley’s go-to grocery stores for all dishes Mexican. Find vessel dulce (60 cents), mini-conchas (two for $1), apple, pineapple or honeyed cream empanadas (89 cents) and tres leches cakes, flashy or not ($18.99-$57.99).
Details: 1118 E. Southern Ave., Mesa. 480-969-1270. Other Phoenix and Glendale locations during losaltosranchmarket.com.
Pan Y Pasteleria San Sebastian
You name it, they’ve expected got it: churros ($1), yoyos (75 cents), conchas (60 cents), unchanging and chocolate flan ($2.70) and empanadas ($1) in flavors like guava, apple, pumpkin and Bavarian cream.
Details: 8941 N. 12th St., Phoenix. 602-374-5297.
El Sol Mexican Cafe
The bakery side of this family-run grill facilities products baked uninformed daily. The lineup includes elotes (75 cents), piggies (85 cents), conchas on Fridays and Saturdays (75 cents) and empanadas ($1.25) in flavors like apple, cherry, lemon and pineapple.
Details: 760 N. Arizona Ave., Chandler. 480-786-0811, elsolcafe.com.
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