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Oakland’s Little Guatemala - Chapinlandia Bakery

rworange | Dec 2, 200709:03 AM     4

It is located next to a Guatamalan restaurant and two street vendors selling Gautamalan tamales on the weekends.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/465664

This is a larger bakery than the little Guatemalan bakery that recently opened near my home.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/457995

It has all of the same items, lenguas, frances, royals, campechanas, roscas and champurradas, etc … more in this link about those items.
http://www.chowhound.com/topics/457668

They also have fat empanadas with delicate crusts filled with cream cheese, custard or pineapple. They have these little basket type of baked goods that have the same fillings. The custard and cream cheese are the best. The pineapple has a filling like canned pie filling. It is generous and not bad, but not my favorite.

They also have this cake-like square topped with sesame seeds that is very good. The name threw me so I’ll have to check. I thought he said enchilada and this is so far from that …

Christmas week (about 12/20) they will be selling a special Christmas bread.

I have to apologize to my Guatemalan S/O for dismissing his tastes in croissants. Until I had one at Chapinlandia, I didn’t understand what he was going for. The Guatmalan version is similar to morning buns with a dense interior, covered with sugar and cinnamon. It is very similar in concept to what La Farine, etc make but not as crispy outside … 35 cents. I enjoyed this very much for breakfast this morning.

The owner is very friendly and easy to talk to. He is very good at answering questions.

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Chapinlandia Bakery
4737 International Blvd, Oakland, CA

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