Panaderia San Miguel is Evansville’s only Hispanic bakery, offering more than 15 Mexican and Salvadorian pastries at its shop at 2004 Washington Ave.
Opened by Miguel Ochoa in 2018, the bakery has Mexican pastries, cookies, Mexican cheesecake, various freshly kneaded white bolillo breads, and much more.
Using fewer sugar glazes than American pastries and cooking pastries in the oven instead of a fryer, Panaderia San Miguel produces healthier options for people looking for a morning treat.
There are plenty of sweet, layered, and fluffy pastries to choose from. Here are some of Panaderia San Miguel’s most popular menu items:
• Orejas – Also known as palmiers, these are large, ear-shaped puff pastry cookies topped with caramelized sugar
• Conchas – Designed to resemble a shell, they are lightly sweetened, soft dough topped with dry, sweet icing
• Panaderos – This egg-rich dough is similar to the concha but with a hint of cinnamon and dusted with granulated sugar
• Banderilla – A puff pastry topped with caramelized sugar, it can be made with or without filling
• Cerillos – This flaky pastry is rolled and stuffed with any type of filling and topped with icing
• Cornos – Spanish for “horns,” they are a doughy pastry filled with cream
• Empanadas – These triangle-shaped pastries are made with short dough and various fillings