Marisel SalazarNYC Writer
Marisel Salazar is a New York City-based food writer, cook, and host. Originally from Panama City, Panama, she grew up in Hawaii, Japan, Northern Virginia, and Madrid. Whew. Salazar is also a member of the Newswomen’s Press Club of New York, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. She has interviewed figures like Michelin-starred and World’s 50 Best chefs, politicians, and undocumented restaurant workers. She is the host of United States of Spirits on Spirits Network and Driven to Dine on MSG Networks. She does other on-camera things too. Like cereal reviews.
The best places to get fresh conchas, alfajores, and more around NYC.
Guadalupana is a Mexican bakery in Bed-Stuy with conchas in about every color you can think of.
Rio De La Plata is an Argentinian bakery in Flushing that we like a lot.
Tulcingo Bakery is our favorite place for conchas in Flushing.
Capri Bakery in Harlem is known for its custom cakes and excellent Puerto Rican pastries.
La Nueva Bakery in Jackson Heights makes tons of Colombian, Uruguayan, and Argentinian pastries and sweets.
El Panadero Bakery in Washington Heights is a great stop for breakfast and something sweet.
Don Paco Lopez in Sunset Park is a Mexican grocery and panaderia with great conchas.
Mi Paso is a Salvadoran spot in Washington Heights with solid pupusas. Make sure to get one with zanahoria y queso.
9 great places to try El Salvador’s national dish.
La Cabaña Salvadoreña is a solid option for pupusas and platos tipícos in Washington Heights.