Count memories, not calories
I’ve a confession to make. Well, it actually won’t come as a surprise but here it goes. I have a weakness (one of many) and it comes under the form of baked goods. For as long as I can possibly remember, I have always loved going into any bakery to breathe in the irresistible smell of fresh, out of the oven bread or other sweet goodies.
There is just something that draws people in like a magnet and it is comforting even until this day. And no, watching Cake Boss does not equal the real-life experience though I learned a lot of the techniques Buddy uses and practice!
Sadly, our fast-pace lifestyle does not allow us to go as often as we wish but when the opportunity presents itself, then of course I am more than happy to go in.
During my recent visit to Detroit, Michigan (for the North American International Auto Show or NAIAS where I was present to watch Nissan unveil two concept models), we were invited to go to a bakery in Mexican Town which is in the southwest part of the city where a large population of Mexicans and other nationalities have resided and established themselves in the vibrant and growing community.
The owner, Mr. Omar Hernandez, has been operating this popular family-run establishment for decades now and he personally showed us around along with his lovely wife and they explained what they specialize in and what sells the most.
Hot breads baked daily
Rosca de reyes
Piñatas and so much more!
There is also a sandwich counter where you can order any from their menu and have it to go or if you wish to take the time to enjoy it in the adjoining and ample dining room.
My arm certainly did not need to be twisted and quite frankly, everything in sight was eye candy, so of course I arrived prepared and starting taking plenty of photos which I am now delighted to share with you. But please be advised that it might make you drool, hungry or thirsty and for that I extend my sincere apologies.
Are you ready? Listos? Comencemos, let’s start!
Did you see anything you’d like to try? I am a certified churros fan and love to have it with a warm and delicious cup of coffee or hot chocolate 🙂
If you are in the area and have a sweet tooth, you sure will love to sink your teeth in any these heart-warming, filling baked goods!
MexicanTown Bakery is located at
4300 Vernor Hwy
Detroit, Michigan 48209
Open daily Open from 6 am to 9 p.m. 7 days a week
Stay tuned as I will show you the delicious meal I had at Armando’s Mexican Restaurant in the next installment!
Now I turn it over to you!
Do you like going to bakeries during your travels?
If so, what do you buy and what memories do you keep?
Don’t be shy! Share it with us!
Until next time, hasta la próxima!
All the best,