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Recession Obsession: Mexican Pastries at the Panaderia

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The Official Recession has enveloped us for fifteen official months. It’s still no reason we can’t enjoy life. This is LA -- we have a ton of inexpensive options! A Recession Obsession is somewhere fantastic, whether times are good or not, because it's that damn good. We last obsessed on some Salvadorean pupusas and no-cook, take-home Korean food. Today, we...

Los Angeles’ unemployment rate has grown ugly (see what ugly looks like.) I recently heard someone say “keeping your job is the new promotion.” I believe it. As our fears rise, and bank balances shrink, we must maintain careful watch of our food budgets. The good news is, thanks to a scattering of panaderias around Los Angeles, we don’t need to wave goodbye to desert.

Mexican pastries, housed at panaderias (bread stores,) are large, sweet and inexpensive. A taste of this trifecta will rarely cost north of $1. That’s why panaderias are LAist’s latest Recession Obesssion.