El Gallo Bakery
This Belvedere Gardens bakery has been around since the 1940s, and its wooden display cases and commitment to traditional recipes continue to be part of its charm. Their cuernitos de mantequilla are some of our favorites in town, with a beautiful golden yellow color, glossy top layer, and just the right amount of sweetness that calls for some butter. If you want something a little sweeter, though, try the ojos de buey, which are two small sweet breads sandwiched together, covered in a strawberry glaze, and rolled in dry coconut for tons of varying texture. But where El Gallo really gets us is their pre-packaged bread boxes where you can try an assortment of everything, share with friends, or use it to make amends with your mom after missing her birthday (again).
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