20 San Antonio Panaderias Even Your Abuela Will Approve Of

All pan dulce tastes pretty great with a cup (or pot) of coffee on a hungover Sunday morning, but anyone sober will tell you that not all panaderias are created equal. Even harder to please are our abuelas, who remind us that San Antonio knows Tex-Mex, but not "real" Mexican food and drink. We’ve found the most authentically delicious panaderias so abuela can put her concha where her mouth is.
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Panifico Bakery Shop
602 NW 24th St., (210) 434-9290
Classics like maranitos and pan de huevo are always available in large numbers, perfect for parties or whenever you want to eat like a maranito. Your abuela will be extra impressed by the Pan de Muerto and Rosca de Reyes in observance of traditional Mexican holidays.
Photo via Instagram, lovebriecheese
Panifico Bakery Shop
602 NW 24th St., (210) 434-9290
Classics like maranitos and pan de huevo are always available in large numbers, perfect for parties or whenever you want to eat like a maranito. Your abuela will be extra impressed by the Pan de Muerto and Rosca de Reyes in observance of traditional Mexican holidays.
Photo via Instagram, lovebriecheese
La Panaderia
8305 Broadway, (210) 375-6746, lapanaderia.com
Don’t expect unbelievably cheap prices or Mexican-style classics like most panaderias. While abuela might raise her nose at the pan artesano style of baking, she won’t be able to resist these conchas.
Photo via Instagram, lapanaderia
La Panaderia
8305 Broadway, (210) 375-6746, lapanaderia.com
Don’t expect unbelievably cheap prices or Mexican-style classics like most panaderias. While abuela might raise her nose at the pan artesano style of baking, she won’t be able to resist these conchas.
Photo via Instagram, lapanaderia
Sunshine Bakery
1001 N New Braunfels Ave, (210) 797-2628, sunshinebakerysatx.com
The longtime bakery has since been taken over by granddaughters of original owner Juan Valadez, keeping the joint a go-to for classic panadería goodies such as cuernitos, conchas, sugar cookies and marranitos. Cousins Kayla Matta and Crisaeus Valadez have added vegan options for customers including Mexican chocolate, chai and matcha conchas.
Photo by Jessica Elizarraras
Sunshine Bakery
1001 N New Braunfels Ave, (210) 797-2628, sunshinebakerysatx.com
The longtime bakery has since been taken over by granddaughters of original owner Juan Valadez, keeping the joint a go-to for classic panadería goodies such as cuernitos, conchas, sugar cookies and marranitos. Cousins Kayla Matta and Crisaeus Valadez have added vegan options for customers including Mexican chocolate, chai and matcha conchas.
Photo by Jessica Elizarraras
La Superior Bakery
Multiple locations, (210) 924-1616
If your abuelita has a sweet tooth for cookies, you’ll soon be her favorite when you take her a bag of colorful La Superior galletas next time you visit.
Photo via Instagram, leafalu
La Superior Bakery
Multiple locations, (210) 924-1616
If your abuelita has a sweet tooth for cookies, you’ll soon be her favorite when you take her a bag of colorful La Superior galletas next time you visit.
Photo via Instagram, leafalu
El Folklor Bakery
Multiple locations, (210) 532-3767
A favorite among townies and transplants from the Valley, this local chain will feel like second home for your loved ones after tasting their regalitos and barbacoa tacos.
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El Folklor Bakery
Multiple locations, (210) 532-3767
A favorite among townies and transplants from the Valley, this local chain will feel like second home for your loved ones after tasting their regalitos and barbacoa tacos.
Photo via Instagram, bkschor
Chico’s Bakery
9155 S. Zarzamora St., (210) 922-4793
Chico’s is your standard panaderia with cases full of pan dulce and San Antonio-themed artwork on brightly colored walls. Just as bright is the pink icing on their piedras. If abuela needs to snack on something softer, you can buy a seasonal favorite: cheesy and sugary capirotada.
Photo via Yelp / Dennis S.
Chico’s Bakery
9155 S. Zarzamora St., (210) 922-4793
Chico’s is your standard panaderia with cases full of pan dulce and San Antonio-themed artwork on brightly colored walls. Just as bright is the pink icing on their piedras. If abuela needs to snack on something softer, you can buy a seasonal favorite: cheesy and sugary capirotada.
Photo via Yelp / Dennis S.
La Poblanita Bakery
2411 N. Zarzamora St., (210) 732-1554
This panaderia has a framed picture of the Virgin Mary, so it’s probably already a hit with abuela. Treat her to a cream empanada just for good measure, though.
Photo via Instagram, keith_diarmit
La Poblanita Bakery
2411 N. Zarzamora St., (210) 732-1554
This panaderia has a framed picture of the Virgin Mary, so it’s probably already a hit with abuela. Treat her to a cream empanada just for good measure, though.
Photo via Instagram, keith_diarmit
La Condesa
604 Bandera Road, facebook.com
These galletas will melt in your mouth, as will everything else you order. Trust us, it’s worth the drive out there.
Photo via Yelp, Vinny H.
La Condesa
604 Bandera Road, facebook.com
These galletas will melt in your mouth, as will everything else you order. Trust us, it’s worth the drive out there.
Photo via Yelp, Vinny H.
Panadería Jimenez
1846 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 973-5050, panjimenez.com
An off-shoot of Lubbock's Jimenez Bakery and Restaurant, Panadería Jimenez landed in SA’s Deco District via owners Frank Jimenez and Ramiro Jimenez. The location has focused on pastries and bolillos that will hit the spot.
Photo via Instagram, stxfoodie
Panadería Jimenez
1846 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 973-5050, panjimenez.com
An off-shoot of Lubbock's Jimenez Bakery and Restaurant, Panadería Jimenez landed in SA’s Deco District via owners Frank Jimenez and Ramiro Jimenez. The location has focused on pastries and bolillos that will hit the spot.
Photo via Instagram, stxfoodie
La Familia Bakery
2314 S. Flores St., (210) 320-6079
It's all in the name with this place, because what better place to treat your abuela to than La Familia?
Photo via Instagram, starwheel66
La Familia Bakery
2314 S. Flores St., (210) 320-6079
It's all in the name with this place, because what better place to treat your abuela to than La Familia?
Photo via Instagram, starwheel66