Where San Antonians Can Find Pan Dulce Outside of Loop 410 

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Panaderias and bakeries may be easy to come by in the heart of the city, but they're not super common once you venture outside of Loop 410. If you want some sweet bread without traveling across town (or at least a few miles), these spots will come through with authentic pan dulce.
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El Folklor
Multiple locations (8141 Bandera Road, 5663 Randolph Blvd)
Two of El Folklor’s locations are outside of Loop 410, and you should definitely feel thankful if you’re close to one of these spots. From a variety of conchas to piedras and more, there’s a wide selection for you to stock up on here.
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Taquitos & Panaderia West Avenue
12734 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 444-9460, facebook.com
Everyone knows and loves the mini tacos at this San Antonio staple — which is actually a second location from the West Avenue post — but we’re sure lots of folks may not be aware that the pan dulce is also damn delicious here. Lots of selections await your within the display cases here, so be sure to grab a pair of tongs so you can stock up on sweet bread ‘til your heart’s content.
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Mayra’s Bakery
3155 Ackerman Road, (210) 310-0100
Folks in Kirby won’t have to travel far for delicious sweet bread thanks to Mayra’s. This spot has a loyal following despite it’s isolated location. If you’re in the area, or don’t mind making the drive, you’ll be satisfied with the selections here.
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Las Carretas
3975 Perrin Central Blvd, (210) 590-6254
Super authentic Mexican food isn’t the only thing that awaits you at Las Carretas. The North Side restaurant also offers pan dulce that’ll hit the spot. They have all the goods here, so much selection that you’ll wonder how it isn’t a panaderia all on its own.
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La Michoacana Meat Market
Multiple locations, lamichoacanameatmarket.com
Five of these markets lie outside of Loop 410, meaning you have plenty of options for authentic pan dulce and more. Find your closest La Michoacana and you’ll be able to enjoy fresh bread that has all the flavor you’re willing to travel across town for. Just get it here, y’all.
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Alamo Biscuit Company & Panaderia
9630 Huebner Rd #103, (210) 265-5585, alamobiscuitco.com
Though there’s lots to appreciate on the menu over at ABC, you’ll definitely want to make it a point to enjoy the sweet breads from the panaderia portion of this Huebner outpost. From buñuelos and empanadas to hojarasca cookies and marranitos, you’ll find — and love — all the classics here.
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Sarah’s Barbacoa
6330 De Zavala Road, Suite 103, (210) 263-9955, facebook.com/sarahsbarbacoa
Though barbacoa is its main staple, this De Zavala outpost also comes through for pan dulce lovers (aka everyone). Conchas, marranitos, you have most of your bases covered here.
Photo via Instagram / sarahsbarbacoa
H-E-B
Multiple locations, heb.com
Some locals may dog on the H-E-B bakery, but it comes through when you need it to. With a store at almost every major intersection, there’s plenty of H-E-Bs for you to hit up when you need some marranitos, or your pan dulce of choice.
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Mi Familia De Mi Tierra
18403 I-10 West, (210) 728-4700, mifamiliarim.com
The newest restaurant from La Familia Cortez — and its first outside of downtown — brings pan dulce to The Rim. While flan, tres leches cake and sopapillas will remain mainstays on the dessert menu, but there’s still lots for you to enjoy from the cases of pan dulce.
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The Point Panaderia & Cafe
9735 N Interstate 35, Suite 105, (210) 788-8539, the-point-panaderia-cafe.business.site
While The Point may not serve traditional Mexican sweet bread, it does serve a different type of Latin pan dulce. The menu here is largely on the food front, but you can still score pastellitos here. If you’ve never had Puerto Rican sweet bread, you’re in for a treat.
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Culebra Meat Market
Multiple locations, culebrameatmarkets.com
There’s lots of CMMs outside of Loop 410, so no worry on grabbing a bag of pan dulce. Head to any of these locations and you’ll be able to stock up on the goods — from galletas and donas to a variety of pan dulce — for pretty cheap. It can’t get any better than that!
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Bee's Restaurant
808 Lockhill Selma Road, (210) 342-1886
Many folks frequent this restaurant for its sweet bread, but there’s also a small panaderia within the space. Take this as a two-for-one deal for when you want to down some enchiladas and top them off with something sweet.
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La Popular
Multiple locations (10151 Culebra Road #103, 9055 Marbach Road #105, 6634 Binz-Engleman Road, 13777 Nacogdoches Road #105)
With nine locations in total, four of which are outside of Loop 410, La Popular makes it easy to get pan dulce without leaving your neighborhood. And it’s the real deal here, with all the galletas, empanadas y pink cake you could ever want.
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Fiesta Bakery
8035 Culebra Road # 101, (210) 523-6004
Three locations may lie inside the loop, but you can score Fiesta Bakery far from city center with this Culebra Road outpost. From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, feel free to swing by this bakery for all the sweet bread you need in your life. Expect cases of galletas and pan dulce like “jelly tacos” and cunas for you to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Photo via Yelp / Dennis S.
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El Folklor
Multiple locations (8141 Bandera Road, 5663 Randolph Blvd)
Two of El Folklor’s locations are outside of Loop 410, and you should definitely feel thankful if you’re close to one of these spots. From a variety of conchas to piedras and more, there’s a wide selection for you to stock up on here.
Photo via Instagram / justyanny