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Three Kings Bread in the Bay Area?

Hi there,
I'd like to order a Pan de Rosca (Three Kings Bread) for this weekend. I'd like it to be as traditional as possible -- meaning, the inclusion of the little plastic baby Jesus baked inside. Any suggestions? Berkeley area would be GREAT!
Thank you!!

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  1. Last year it was spotted at the American Canyon Walmart.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/677059

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    1. re: wolfe

      Wow! Walmart...they really know their market. Thank you so much. Would also like to find a bakery that makes them fresh. I am visiting from New York -- lots a bakeries out there that sell the Galette des Rois. Thanks again!

      1. re: muchamuncha

        Before you check Walmart check out Mi Tierra and Casa Latina, both in Berkeley on San Pablo.
        Both make Day of the Dead bread and one search says it is the same dough.

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        Casa Latina
        1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

        Mi Tierra
        2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

        1. re: wolfe

          I saw it at Mi Tierra last week

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          Mi Tierra
          2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

          1. re: chefj

            Thank you Chefj. I had planned to check out both Mi Tierra and Casa Latina. However, I went to Casa Latina first and just purchased one immediately upon seeing them in the display counter. I am curious what the ones at Mi Tierra look like...may check them out later this week. Thanks again!

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            Casa Latina
            1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

            Mi Tierra
            2096 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

            1. re: muchamuncha

              Any feedback from eating the roscas from Casa Latina or Mi Tierra?
              Thanks

          2. re: wolfe

            Thank you! I bought one from Casa Latina. They are baking it fresh, the morning that I need it!

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            Casa Latina
            1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA

            1. re: muchamuncha

              I'll bet they both bake it fresh daily.

      2. Iberia Restaurant in Menlo Park prepared one on special order. You may want to contact them.

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        1. re: jabato

          Another bet, I'll bet that the bread at Casa Latina and Mi Tierra are significantly less than Iberia's.

        2. It's too late for the OP but I saw a mention on SF Weekly Blog that La Victoria Bakery, SF makes them. You have to pre-order: a 2.4-pound ring costs $19, a 3.4 pounder $29, and a 4.5-pound brute $39.

          Blog post w/ pic:
          http://blogs.sfweekly.com/foodie/2011...

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          La Victoria Bakery
          2937 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

          1. I know it's too late, but I just got a notice that they have them at the Mi Pueblo chain: http://www.mipueblofoods.com/specials....

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            Mi Pueblo Food Center
            330 Bellam Blvd, San Rafael, CA 94901

            1. La Victoria is making it too. Better than Walmart I suspect.

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              La Victoria Bakery
              2937 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

              1. Thanks, everyone. We ordered a pan de rosca from Casa Latina last year. Very beautifully decorated and tasty. This year we went French and ordered a Gallete des Rois from Boulange Bakery in SF. While it didn't have all the adornments of a "crown" - no figs or fruits - but it was SO delicious. Light with almond paste. Also, Boulange didn't bake the baby Jesus inside, but rather offer you a charm to place in yourself.