Friday, April 4, 2014

La Gloria Bakery - Detroit

La Gloria Bakery is well known in the Detroit area for their bakery items, warm churros, and tamales.  Very fresh and convenient, La Gloria is also easy to spot since the building is pink!

La Gloria Detroit in Mexicantown

La Gloria is located in Mexicantown and has a convenient parking lot. 

La Gloria Detroit in Mexicantown

When you walk in, you see a station with trays on tongs with a sign that says "Self Serve."  After you are through picking out your favorites, they bag and price the tray for you.  You can smell cinnamon and hear some Mexican music playing in the background.

La Gloria Detroit is Self Serve

There are rows of cases that a jam-packed with all sorts of baked goods.  I was shocked at the variety and amount of cookies they had there.

La Gloria Detroit - Rows of Baked Goods

The staff was nice and patient while I took a look at just about everything, and asked lots of questions.  Since it was my first time, I wanted to try a little of everything.

La Gloria Detroit - Mexican Flag Shortbread Cookies

Here is my tray.  They even had cannolis!

La Gloria Detroit - my tray of baked goods

They had lots of fruit tarts and hand pies in addition to their cookies.

La Gloria Detroit - Hand Pies

These were my favorite - they tasted like churros but they were nice and crispy.

La Gloria Detroit - Cinnamon Sugar Crisps

They even had my favorite Mexican candy!  My friend from Mexico got me hooked on these when I lived in Texas.  It is a watermelon candy with a coating of Chili Powder, Lime, and Salt. It is sweet, spicy, sour, and salty all at the same time.  This is strange but addictive.  We always used to have these in the afternoon instead of coffee - they really wake you up!

Mexican Watermelon Chili Salt Lime Candy - my favorite 

I loved going to La Gloria for the first time.  I can't wait to go back.  I really want to try the Churros and Tamales, which I skipped this time in favor of their baked goods. I also wonder if they ever serve agua fresca - one of my favorite beverages that I miss from Texas. Stop by this cute and friendly bakery next time you are in Detroit!

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