USA Today’s 10Best website named the bakery-cafe by brothers José and David Cáceres on a national list this week.
“These artisan bakers across North America wake up at ungodly hours and pour their hearts and souls into making bread the old-fashioned way, along with fanciful pastries and sweets,” 10best said of the list.
The website is intended to provide expert travel content for everything from things to do to places to eat.
“No business pays to be listed,” USA Today explains. “At its core is the team of local travel experts: a well-traveled and well-educated group who are not only experts in their fields — and their cities — but discriminating in their tastes. These local experts live in the city they write about, with constantly updated content.”
La Panadería, which has two locations in San Antonio in downtown and Alamo Heights, was praised for the unique treats offered like boozy tres leches.
“There’s cranberry walnut sourdough, kamut bread for gluten-sensitive guests, vanilla and chocolate concha sweet bread and croissants in many glorious flavors like tres leches with fresh strawberries and tequila almond – a happy accident that came about one day when they ran out of rum for the almond cream,” 10Best said.
La Panaderia celebrated the mention online on Thursday.
“We’re proud to represent San Antonio on @10best’s list of ’10 of the Best Artisanal Bakeries in North America!’ From José and David Cáceres along with the entire La Panadería team, we want to say thank you for helping us share our bread cultura,” the restaurant said on Instagram.
Other bakeries included Denver’s Reunion Bread, Chicago’s Lost Larson, Vancouver’s Beaucoup Bakery and more, but if you want to check out the local best, La Panadería is open daily. See its hours here.