photo credit: Brit Finnegan
La Victoria Panadería Bayview
This longstanding Mexican bakery has been around in one form or another since the 1950s, and they're still serving their flavorful pan dulce out of their Mission storefront. This, however, is their Bayview production facility and warehouse where you can also buy their bread that’s baked fresh daily (cash-only). The selection varies from day to day, but count on grabbing a tray and picking from a mix of conchas, flaky empanadas, soft telera, and bolillos. As you'd expect from one of the city's best panaderías, their pan (especially the conchas), are always plump and fresh—two qualities that not every bakery nails.