Pan dulce – “sweet bread” – is the name for a variety of Mexican pastries. From conchas, a sweet roll with a colorful sugar coating to banderas, a triangular cookie with colors representing the Mexican flag, there’s a colorful pastry for everyone.
Below are some local Mexican bakeries and panaderias to get your pan dulce fix.
La Purisima Bakery
Everyone loves the feeling of walking into their neighborhood bakery and being greeted with the smell of fresh baked goods. La Purisima Bakery has everything from pan dulce pastries and cake to fresh tortillas. The bakery also serves popular Mexican dishes like tamales and burritos.
2318 E. Indian School Rd., Phoenix
Los Altos Ranch Market
From the cocina to the bakery, Los Altos Ranch Market has the full plate. Their bakery serves fresh pan dulce, cakes and breads, which can be purchased at the bakery counter or prepackaged around the market. Los Altos also has a cocina, with tacos and burritos, and a full grocery store with produce, meat and seafood counters.
1602 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix,
Tres Leches Cafe
Tres Leches Cafe serves up fresh-baked pan dulce with unique coffees and lattes mixed with traditional Mexican flavors. With distinctive pan dulce combinations like the doncha, a concha in the shape of a donut or delicious coffee drinks, like the Tres de la Rosa, Tres Leches Cafe is the place to go for authentic Mexican flavors with a twist.
1714 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix
Not only does Diana’s Bakery have delicious and aesthetically pleasing cakes, but the fresh and colorful pan dulce speaks for itself. Family owned and operated since 2000, Diana’s Bakery also serves up fresh torta sandwiches like the Cubana with milanese, beans and jalapeno, and the Hawaiiana with marinated pork, ham and pineapple. The bakery can also make custom cakes for birthdays or weddings and is available for catering.
5010 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix