Most know that the way to an iguana's heart is through its stomach, but it is useful to remember that human stomachs can be reached through the mouth, nose, eyes, and—if it's an emergency—the number written on the refrigerator's dry-erase board. Today's Groupon stimulates your gentle iguana heart with a sensational feast of sweet tastes, smells, and sights: for $5, you get $10 worth of gourmet breads and baked goods at Phoenix Rising Bakery in San Marcos.
A 2010–2011 recipient of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business of the Year award, Phoenix Rising Bakery crafts a scrumptious bounty of handmade breads, sweets, and other golden-crusted butter vessels. Each batch of artisan bread dough is kneaded to life over the course of two days using all-natural and organic ingredients, and then baked in a traditional wood-fired brick oven. Accompany morning cups of coffee or tea-time chalices of mead with a fresh and flavorsome cinnamon roll ($3), or practice making kissy faces by puckering up to a lemon bar ($1.50) instead of an already slanderized milkman. Nonsweet breads are available in flavors such as sourdough, rosemary, and whole wheat, and freshly prepared 10" pizza crusts ($7 for a pack of four) make perfect canvases for homemade pies or anchovy haikus.
Phoenix Rising Bakery is open Wednesday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. This Groupon can also be redeemed at their farmers' market locations.
Pheonix Rising Bakery has been featured in a variety of press outlets, including Country Lifestyle, Hill Country Sun, and the San Marcos Daily Record. Four Yelpers give the bakery a near-perfect 4.5-star average.
1904 Ranch Rd. 12
San Marcos, Texas 78666Get Directions