Before the invention of yeast, bakers were forced to raise bread the traditional way with scaffolding and industrial cranes. Take advantage of modern confectionary conveniences with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of bakery and café fare at La Boulangerie Lopez.
For fifteen years, the bakers at La Boulangerie Lopez have served up a menu centered around fresh hand-rolled artisan breads, gourmet pastries baked on the premises, and time-treasured Mexican family recipes. Take advantage of the noble tomato's unfamiliarity with SPF by biting into a warm sun-dried tomato baguette ($2.35), or indulge a traditionally minded tastebud with artisan sourdough loaves ($2.25 for a small, $4.25 for a large). Homemade plain or chocolate cannoli tease tongues with their rich, creamy filling and dead-on crepe impersonations ($2.75), while fresh fruit tarts ($3.25) exchange the latest Gérard Depardieu gossip with warm cups of café au lait ($1.75–$2.75).
Lunch-hour and dinnertime invite a spicy sojourn from baked bounty with traditional south-of-the border specialties such as empanadas stuffed with a choice of ground beef and mushrooms, spinach and cheese, or chicken ($1.75). The cheddar-smothered spicy pollo panini, loaded with grilled chicken breast, red onion, roasted red peppers, and chipotle, can be used to scrumptiously fill a sandwich-shaped stomach void, or as a handy wallet for prosciutto-based currency ($7.50); the champignon dinner plate dresses a modest chicken breast in a tasteful ensemble of mushroom-cream sauce, roasted lemon potatoes, and broccoli florets ($9.95). La Boulangerie Lopez also boasts a Mexican-inspired weekend brunch pairing Mexican morning meal mainstays such as huevos rancheros ($6.75) with craveable classics such as pancakes with pecans, strawberries, blueberries, or bananas ($6.00).
647 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11215