La Merienda Bakery and Panaderia: Evansville, IN
One of the best bakeries and panaderias in the southwest corner of Indiana is La Merienda, (at least IMNSH and totally biased opinion). La Merienda is a small Mexican bakery located at 2828 Lincoln Ave. in Evansville, IN.
I recently started working there, having left the grocery store bakery. There are two master bakers on staff. One is a Mexican baker with 41 years experience. The other is a local atisanal baker who was trained in Italy. He has been baking for a long time also. Just not sure how long. Then we have three apprentice bakers, of which I am one.
Some of La Merienda's specialties are Mexican pastries, hand-made tamales, cakes, cookies, and artisanal breads. Most everything I can think of is made from scratch.
If you are ever in the southwest corner of Indiana, check it out. You won't be disappointed.