San Antonios' essential spots for buñuelos and champurrado, or Mexican hot chocolate 

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It's that time of year where we just can't pass up stacks of sugary, cinnamon-dusted buñuelos. And a hot cup of champurrado, or thick and rich Mexican hot chocolate? Don't tempt us. We know every puro San Antonian is right there with us, so here's where to get these essential seasonal treats — besides from your abuela's house.
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Del Rio Tortilla
1402 Gillette Blvd, (210) 922-4810,
Though known for its tortillas and tamales, you’ll want to take advantage of the fact that you can also score buñuelos here. Whether its a regular morning or a special occasion, start your day off with these pinche puro treats.
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Bedoy’s Bakery
Multiple locations,
If you haven’t already gone to Bedoy’s for a stack of buñuelos,are you even from San Antonio? This tried-and-true favorite has been family-run for generations, meaning this is just the spot to score a couple of dozen packs of this sugary treat to share with your loved ones.
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Los Hermanos Tortilleria
303 Commercial Ave, (210) 922-0219,
Located right off of I-35 and Division, this South Side spot has been holding it down when it comes to those puro Sunday morning breakfasts. Whether you’re already swinging by for a pound (or two) of barbacoa or a dozen tamales, you’ll want to order a pack of buñuelos while you’re there.
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La Popular Bakery
Multiple locations,
With several locations across San Antonio and no online presence whatsoever, you know La Popular makes some bomb Mexican treats. That includes buñuelos, which are available in packs of however many you need.
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Panifico Bake Shop
602 NW 24th St, (210) 434-9290,
It should come as no surprise that the beloved staple Panifico comes through with all the seasonal sweets. Known for baking up the Pan de Muerto and Rosca de Reyes, Panifico also delivers super sweet buñuelos, available in six-packs or by the dozen. You can even order online!
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The Buñuelo Factory
1905 West Ave, (210) 735-3737
With buñuelo in the name, you can trust this spot to hold it down. No seriously, they’re only open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week, so you know these crunchy, sugary discs are on point here. And if that isn’t enough to convince you, take the (sometimes) long lines at this time of year as proof that these buñuelos are addicting.
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Tellez Tamales & Barbacoa
1737 S General McMullen Dr, (210) 433-1367,
As a staple in the local barbacoa scene, Tellez also comes through with its buñuelos during the holiday season. So be sure to get there early and get your dozens of the sacred trio – barbacoa, tamales and buñuelos.
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La Mejico Bakery
1416 W Hildebrand Ave,
With a main location on Hildebrand and two food truck locations, La Mejico is all about offering the classics with a twist. Choose from a variety of sweets, including bite-size buñuelos (available in a 20-pack) and freshly-made churros, available with a dip, in a variety bucket and as a split.
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La Esmeralda Bakery
739 New Laredo Hwy, (210) 922-3063
Head on over to New Laredo Highway for some sweet as heck pan dulce from La Esmeralda, so long as your order includes all the buñuelos you can handle.
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Chico’s Bakery
9155 S Zarzamora St, (210) 922-4793
You’ll want to stop by this hidden gem in the South Side for fresh buñuelos before they depart for the season. If not, you can try the churros year-round.
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Señor Snow
4342 Thousand Oaks, (210) 399-6411,
Señor Snow may be your spot for raspas and other hoodrat snacks during the summer, but there’s truly something for you year-round. Treat yourself to a cup of champurrado to stay warm if you so need.
Photo via Instagram / senor.snow
San Antonio Buñuelo Company
(210) 835-5137,
Go with the traditional round route, or pick with a number of festive, Instagram-worthy options. You can pick from the hand-sized flat rounds or rosette (the latter also available in a rainbow of colors). You can also pick up some fun shapes such as seasonal picks like snowflakes or even Texas-shaped bites!
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Adelita Tamales & Tortilla Factory
1130 Fresno, (210) 733-5352,
When a place is all about masa, you can totally expect the buñuelos to come through. Adelita serves up tortillas, chips, tamales and buñuelos, meaning they’ve got your next family party covered.
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Mario’s Bakery
2231 Castroville Road, (210) 434-2017
Sure, the West Side has plenty of joints that make puro snacks like buñuelos and churros, but you would regret not stopping by Mario’s Bakery. Though you can’t go wrong here when you’re craving something sweet, these sugary bites will surely hit the spot.
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Erick’s Tacos
12715 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 590-0994,
Come for the tacos, stay for the champurrado. Or maybe it’s the other way around? Either way, Erick’s will definitely make your stomach happy. This joint taco truck and fruteria brings the best of both worlds together, letting you keep warm with champurrado or even arroz con leche.
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Panadería Jiménez
1846 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 973-5050,
Still new to San Antonio, this panaderia is all about the sweets, but hopes to focus on fresh coffee brews as well. But if you’re looking for something much, much sweeter, you’ll be wise to order the champurrado.
Photo via Instagram / panaderia_jimenez
Sanitary Tortilla Co.
623 Urban Loop, (210) 226-9209,
Don’t let the fact that this is a factory more than a bakery stop you from getting these treats. Specializing in all things masa, primarily tortillas, this local tortilleria does things big – including buñuelos. Expects lots and lots of sugar and cinnamon on these crunchy sweets.
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Las Palmas Bakery
528 Iowa St, (210) 532-2161
Find yourself in the East Side and in need of some pan dulce? Trust Las Palmas to hit the spot. Carrying tortillas, barbacoa and tamales, Las Palmas especially delivers with its freshly-baked bread that even your abuelita would approve of. Stop by and get your fill, just make sure you have a few of their delicious churros.
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Del Rio Tortilla
1402 Gillette Blvd, (210) 922-4810,
Though known for its tortillas and tamales, you’ll want to take advantage of the fact that you can also score buñuelos here. Whether its a regular morning or a special occasion, start your day off with these pinche puro treats.
Photo via Instagram / onexdeep

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