The best dessert in Oak Cliff is…

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Alfonso Vera worked for the bakery at Neiman Marcus until Frosted Art bought it out. He worked at that bakery for years until he decided to take on baking and cake decorating at home. Business was so good that in 1995, he and his wife, Julia, bought a bakery on West Davis and opened Panadería Vera’s.

OC-Veras-Bakery-0035B_optThey bake and decorate cakes for any occasion, and the most popular cake is vanilla with strawberry filling, says daughter Naomi Vera.

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“I think it’s because it has fresh-cut strawberries in the middle with whipped frosting,” she says.

The bakery turns out fresh donuts, churros and pan dulce every day.

Other favorites include ojarascas, Mexican cookies made with lard, sugar and cinnamon.

“Those sell out pretty quickly,” Naomi Vera says.

Vera’s Bakery, 932 W. Davis, 214.943.2167

Runner up: CocoAndré Chocolatier

Third place: Emporium Pies

Next up in our reader’s choice contest: best specialty shop. See the nominees and cast your vote.
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  • paisano57

    I’ve been curious about it everytime I’ve gone for Southern Maid donuts across the street. Now I will definitely stop by and try.

  • Rebecca Cantu

    Never been there I’m going this weekend. I’ve been looking for a good bakeries that has pan dulce ( mexican bread) that’s not outrageously over priced.

  • Ted

    Been stopping by Vera’s since I first moved to the neighborhood in ’95. I can’t ever recall running into another non-Hispanic customer which is damn shame because this bakery is such a jewel in our neighborhood. Never have had their cake, but I do have my favorite pastries which this gringo shamelessly will never be ever to pronounce their names: there’s the one that’s shaped like a pig, one that taste like pumpkin pie, the star-shaped cupcake with crushed pecans on top, the custard/cream cheese filling pastry. And Vera’s has the coldest milk from the cooler to wash down the delicious the treats. Only complaint? The bakery is closed on Monday when I need an incentive for the start of the work week.

  • Vera’s Bakery

    Thank you Bob! Those are called Yoyo’s. We have them in pineapple as well.

  • Bob Dobbins

    I love those little strawberry things with the jelly in the middle and rolled in coconut….it is two halves sandwiched together. What do they call those?

  • Bob Dobbins

    I love Vera’s. They have so much stuff, you just have to find the ones you like. It smells really good on cold morning when I ride my bicycle past it. Plus, it is so inexpensive you can buy enough for the whole office. I also think Americans have to adjust their taste buds a little because Mexican bakeries don’t use so much sugar.

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  • marc

    I agree with the comment below the place sucks. People with bad taste must have voted. I had a similar experience don’t get me wrong the cake was nice to look at. They do use cheap ingredients but people that are not accustomed to better quality ingredients wouldn’t know if there eating lard or butter lol.

  • nobodyuknow

    Ewww not sure how they won but ok. Someone I know ordered a cake from there vanilla with strawberry filling. They use cheap ingredients. I could taste lard or shorting in there so called butter cream frosting yuck!

  • Carmen

    I have always loved this place. I order all my cakes from here.