Ancient Egyptian philosopher Amenemope famously said, "Better is bread with a happy heart than wealth with vexation or a bubble bath with a mall Santa." Celebrate life's greatest staple food in all its forms with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of baked goods and sandwiches at Don Pan Bakery. Today's Groupon is good at all three Don Pan locations.
Don Pan Bakery highlights the captivating flavors of European and Spanish cuisine alongside classic American favorites in a multitasking menu of fresh pastries and savory sandwiches. The classic cuban sandwich stacks slices of juicy roast pork, ham, salami, and swiss cheese atop pickles and mustard, and smuggles them into fresh bread ($4.25), and the french sandwich layers turkey, cheese, veggies, and french dressing betwixt a buttery croissant in place of the traditional beret ($4.59). Napoleons lead an army of internationally known pastries such as cannoli, tiramisu, tres leches cake, crème brulee, and profiteroles straight to the stomach to spread radical ideas of what constitutes a salad (cold pastries: $1.99 each). Those looking to combine dinner and dessert into one all-encompassing sweet and savory snack can sup upon chorizo-based choripan served on freshly baked bread ($2.50), or a buttery, ham-stuffed cachito ($1.95), and sugar traditionalists will find sweet satisfaction in a collection of cookies, muffins, danishes, guava pastries, and chocolate croissants.
Don Pan International Bakery
Considering Juan and Alvaro Gorrin studied medicine and business, and went on to forge careers in real estate and banking, it's probably surprising to many that they found their ultimate success in a totally unrelated field: baking. The Gorrins, who were born in Spain but moved to Venezuela in their youth, found there was a demand for European-inspired baked goods in South America. They developed the Don Pan brand in Venezuela in 1982, and eventually relocated to Miami, where they opened their first North American bakery in 1995.
Today, their menu maintains distinctly Spanish and South American accents. A bounty of pastries includes guava danish and tres leches, as well as brazo gitano, a sponge cake rolled with chocolate or cream that's popular in both Spain and Venezuela, as well as the section of Canada that uses cake as currency. There are also plenty of savory menu items, including cachapas—corn pancakes served with meat or cheese—and Venezuelan-style tamales bursting with pork, beef, chicken, and veggies.