Best Panadería Phoenix 2011 - La Tolteca
To call La Tolteca the best panadería (a.k.a. Mexican bakery) is just the tip of the iceberg when describing this Phoenix establishment. The dulce de leche churros (sugary cinnamon sticks filled with sweet caramel filling) are just one of the reasons we keep coming back to this sweet little bite of Mexican goodness. Handmade tortillas, cakes, cookies, and other sweet treats fill the bakery cases, which seem to go on for miles. Along with the baked goods, La Tolteca also offers fresh meat and produce, handmade cheeses and tamales, and some of the best fast Mexican grub in town. It's a great place to grab a quick lunch and, no joke, the burritos are as big as a grown man's arm. The fresh salsa bar alone is worth stopping in for. Come for the churros, but make sure to try at least one of everything else.