Pay a morning visit to Mexico with a step into our South Park pastry kitchen. We’re Pasteleria Y Panaderia La Ideal, a family owned and operated Mexican bakery featuring fresh breads, cakes, and treats. Enjoy the delicate textures of pan dulce (sweet bread), empanadas, bolillos, conchas, cuernitos, banderillas, churros, donas de chocolate, and flan. Don’t know where to start? Let us help you pick something. Then come back tomorrow – we bake everything fresh daily.
Plan your celebrations with us for custom cakes and catering. We keep traditions alive with specialties like Pan de Muerto (Day of the Dead bread) in November, and Rosca de Reyes (Kings’ Ring cake) in January. Year-round favorites include rich Pastel Tres Leches (three milks cake) and colorful gelatinas. Good prices and fresh selections every day.
Fernando Marquez Galicia is the heart and soul of Pasteleria Y Panaderia La Ideal in South Park. “There are different breads for different people,” says Fernando with a knowing smile. What kind of bread are you? Learn some of the traditional Latin breads and pastries below, then try them all:
pan dulce - sweet bread
bolillos - small bread loaves (baguette)
conchas - sweet breads shaped like a conch shell
palmiers - elephant ears
polvorones - sweet breads dusted with powdered sugar
donas de chocolate - chocolate donuts
empanadas - pastries filled with fruit
rollos con jalapeño - jalapeño rolls
cuernitos – wedding cookies shaped like horns (croissants)
8909 14th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98108
La Ideal also has a location in Midway (Kent/Des Moines)