Picture this. Sunday rolls around, birds are chirping, sun is streaking through the blinds, the barbacoa is fresh, the guacamole is on the table, your glass is filled with Big Red, but uh-oh we’re missing something — pan dulce.
You can’t have the San Antonio Sunday breakfast without sweet bread, so we’re here to help with a roundup of six local panadería’s.
La Popular Bakery, 10151 Culebra Rd.
My family has been coming to this spot since I was a child and it fills me with nostalgia and sweets. From conchas (the yellow sugar one is the best and I will die on that hill) to tortugas and pink cakes, this is your one-stop shop for all things sweet bread. The bakery also makes tortillas in house.
La Poblanita Bakery, 2411 N. Zarzamora St.
Light and airy conchas with a cup of champurrado makes for the perfect morning pairing. They also have sugar donuts and custard filled empanadas.
San Antonio Bakery, 223 Palo Alto Rd.
Freshly made tortillas as well as year-round buenuelos, what more can you want?
Caballero Bakery, 2342 Pinn Rd.
Serving up iconic staples like the pink cookie and chocolate cakes as well as banana nut bread cuernitos. Pro tip: the mini conchas are perfect for any special occasion.
El Folklor Bakery, Multiple locations
This delicious place offers ojo de buey’s, orejas, as well as sheet cakes, cookies, muffins, and conchas. They also serve tamales and barbacoa on the weekends.
Alebrije Panaderia, 1931 N. New Braunfels Ave.
Fluffy, airy and pastel colors makes for some of the most irresistible conchas. Pro tip: You can order your pastries online.