Alebrije Bakery delivers exquisite, beautifully prepared Mexican pastries to your doorstep, San Antonio, for the conchas to come to you


The only thing better than starting the day with a run to a bakery for a fresh batch of Mexican pastries is having those sweet treats on your doorstep. And that’s exactly what you get from Alebrije Bakery, a new San Antonio company specializing in familiar and unusual Mexican pastries made with big flavor and decorative panache that can be picked up in store or delivered to your doorstep.

If you only try one thing from Alebrije – a tall order given the wide range of colorful and beautifully garnished delicacies at the South Side Bakery – start with the pan de elote. These sweet cornmeal cakes are not only rare finds in Mexican bakeries in San Antonio, but a perfect celebration of corn’s well-deserved place on the dessert spread.

Alebrije’s pan de elote ($12 for three) was dense and moist with an intense corn flavor and texture that gave this very sweet cornbread a cakey quality. These cupcakes were elegantly topped with a length of lightly charred corn husk for a sweet toasty aroma that hit me in the nose when I opened the box delivered to my door. Brilliant flower petals skillfully placed on top of the cake delivered a subtle fragrance.

The whipped cream, spread in a strand of tiny pearls over the surface of the cake, helped bind all the flavors together in a perfect, smooth bite.

If cheesecake is your thing, pay de queso ($12 for three) is the way to go. These Mexican-style cheesecakes were a bit firmer and drier than their silky New York-style counterparts, but just as delicious. The toppings, which change regularly on all of Alebrije’s cakes, included a puddle of chocolate sauce, a cinnamon stick and flower petals on my order.

Traditional Mexican bakery staples don’t slack off here either. Conchas ($18 for six) got a makeover with neon green and pastel blue tops. Besos ($10 for six), a type of frosting-filled sandwich cookie, came full of creamy layers in a rainbow of hues. The cochinitos ($9 for six) cut into chubby pig shapes (they’re sometimes sold as puerquitos) were rich and fatty with a caramelized piloncillo taste accented with a sprinkle of ginger.

Alebrije Bakery has a South Side retail store on South Flores Street and also accepts online orders for in-store pickup or delivery.

Alebrije Bakery, 6734 S. Flores Street, 210-551-1771, alebrijesa.comFacebook: Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Online orders, depending on when they were placed, will be available within a day or two, with deliveries taking place on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

[email protected] | Twitter: @pjbites | Instagram: @pjstephen


About Author

Comments are closed.