Galleta de Grajea
Nino Envuelto de Frambuesa y Azucar
Besos de Frambuesa y Coco
Polvorone de Chocolate
Although many small business owners dislike Yelp! the fact remains that there is no more powerful search engine for Restaurants and on Saturday it was by accident that Lulu’s Bakery was discovered via the App, a quick drive down Jones finding the small space selling Chicharrones and made-to-order Tacos plus a limited collection of Cakes and Pan Dulce.
Family owned and operated with a promise that everything including Carne Asada Fries are scratch-made on site, the clerk a pleasant gentleman who explained that Cakes including Tres Leches require pre-order, it was turning attention to several racks that six Breads were selected for $3.90, their consumption undertaken elsewhere though Lulu’s does offer limited seating for those who wish to dine in.
Certainly not as wide-ranging as Vegas Bakery, Cake World or Gama, though still covering the classics plus a few novelties, it was beginning with a Sprinkle Cookie that Lulu’s base was found to be softer and less granular than the competition while a follow-up length of Bread streaked Pink like Nino Envuelto fell short of expectations as a result of eating more like Biscotti than Cake.
Continuing with Fruit, the “YoYo” or Besos reference standard thanks to plenty of Jelly and shredded Coconut surrounding both sides, it was in further evidence of Lulu’s quality that two styles of Concha including one shaped like a turtle were soft and fluffy beneath crumbly Sugar while a Scone-like lump topped in Dark Chocolate also stood out thanks to plenty of Butter and a hint of Cinnamon.
THREE STARS: A bit too limited to compete head-to-head with other Mexican Bakeries Lulu’s still does a good job with what they sell and represent a worthwhile stop for those who live nearby or frequent the area.
RECOMMENDED: Besos, Tortuga Concha, Polvorone.
AVOID: Raspberry Biscotti-like Cookie.
TIP: 8a-7p Monday through Saturday.
WHAT THE STARS MEAN: 5 World Class, 4 Excellent, 3 Good, 2 Fair, 1 Poor.