Pop into this classic bakery on Airline Drive (the first of several locations) to discover that Mexico’s impact on gastronomy goes beyond Tex-Mex fare. Bolillos (a crusty, football-shaped white bread from Spain
), perpetually fresh hand-pressed tortillas, and pan dulce (sweet pastries such as Mexican wedding cookies, sugary empanadas, conchas
, and cuernos
) are all for sale, though the bakery may be best loved by Houstonians for its Tres Leches cakes (a spongy concoction soaked to celestial goodness with three kinds of milk). You’ll shop here just like you would at a bakery in Mexico
: holding a pizza pan and tongs, as you peruse self-service cases.