ringing a box of donuts to the office will always inspire joy in co-workers, but showing up with a box of pan dulces (80 cents each)? That inspires a little more conversation around the Indy
offices. After all, even the wackiest donut is still a donut. And Nana’s Bakery
, open since 2001, has a rainbow of the Mexican baked goods, plus cakes, breads, cookies, European-style pastries and even a small grocery section. Highlights from our box: An apple turnover comes in a crisp crust, more pie than puff pastry, with a sound enough filling. We also grab a pumpkin empanada, pleasantly light with balanced spice in a crumbly but structurally sound crust. A cono
, a spiral cone of Viennoiserie (think yeast-raised puff pastry), comes filled with what tastes like boxed vanilla pudding, not bad for the price and it doesn’t leak everywhere. An oreja
, ear pastry, is airy and crisp, begging for coffee. A colleague favors a cherry Swiss roll. But really, it’s hard to find a miss.