If you’ve heard of La Panaderia in San Antonio, Texas, you’ve heard of their infamous pan dulces and the undeniable traction and success they’ve gained as one of the most delicious treats across the city. San Antonio locals and tourists alike visit the well-known bakery La Panaderia when they’re looking for a place to buy party favors, a tasty breakfast treat, or a mid-afternoon pick me up.
If you thought that La Panaderia couldn’t get any better, you’re wrong. La Panaderia was forced to close its doors in mid-March, along with many other restaurants due to COVID-19. However, the bakery has decided to start shipping homemade baked goods to doorsteps across Texas who may not be able to pick up their bakery items in person due to the coronavirus.
While COVID-19 has caused La Panaderia to rethink their business model, the residents of San Antonio, and now the residents of Texas are becoming thankful that the pandemic has produced a bright spot in the darkness of delivered baked goods to our homes. David Cáceres, co-owner of the bakery explains that “About fifty percent of our emails up to this point had been about shipping requests for our products. We received a great reaction … but the market was even more excited once we introduced statewide shipping of our mini-conchas”
For most Texans, pan dulces are nothing new. The most famous of the Mexican sweet treat is the concha, which is a soft and savory baked good that can come in chocolate, vanilla, orange or pink flavors. However, La Panaderia creates more delicious deserts than only the concha. They also bake bear claws to perfection and can make a mean croncha, which is a mix between a muffin and a concha. While all these treats are delicious, they’re probably most well known for their famous signature item: the tequila almond croissant.
If you’re looking for a local sweet treat that can be delivered right to your door, visit La Panaderia’s website for more information.