Sorry, pet peeve of mine, bakeries that charge tax. There is no tax on take-out bakery. I used to be confused, then at Porto's i noticed that they charged me tax on hot food (empanada) and no tax on my pastries. I inquired and they told me there is no tax on bakery items in california. So, what gives? Why are some bakeries charging tax, and what do they do with the money? And please let me know if you go to a bakery that DOESN'T charge tax, I want to patronize them!