Best Mexican Bakery (2006)

La Ojarasca Panaderia

La Ojarasca Panaderia has been around for more than 40 years and that's a lot of cookies. And bolillos (French bread). And marranitos (gingerbread made in the shape of a pig). Deep in Houston's East End, La Ojarasca is the place for fresh, hot Mexican delicacies. Don't worry if you don't speak Spanish you don't have to know how to say marranitos for them to sell you one. A warning, however: On Sunday mornings, La Ojarasca is in gridlock, with an enormous after-church crowd and a sprinkling of hungover guys trying to buy their way back into their wives' good graces with just-baked croissants.