Although many inventions have been hailed as the "greatest thing since sliced bread," none of these other innovations have been as popular as bread among the pigeon community. Please pigeons and technophiles alike with the cutting-edge loaf technology of today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of Latin breads, pastries, and groceries at La Flor de Michoacan in San Mateo.
La Flor de Michoacan bakes up signature homemade Guatemalan and Mexican breads daily, doling them out alongside a stock of Latin-American imported groceries. Hitting the oven at 6 a.m., the carby confections come in sweet, plain, colorful, and sentient varieties. Sugary conchas boast bright pink, brown, white, or yellow crusts, forging a tasty foil to the classic Guatemalan bolillos, which look and taste like plus-sized French rolls ($1/3). Bakers also craft coconut and chocolate-chip cookies ($0.60 each) and churros ($0.75 each), a sweet spread sprawling enough to inspire its own PBS miniseries.
La Flor de Michoacan also stocks a slew of Latin-American favorites, including queso fresco, chorizo, beans, beers, and juices. Ducal refried black beans ($1.89/15 oz.) can flavorfully glaze La Rosa tortillas (5 lb. bags, $5/2), and Tampico citrus punch delights mouths more than a tongue-dancing clown ($2.19/gal.).
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