Treats to bring in to work along commute - N. Raleigh to Downtown Durham
There are many ways I could take to get to work and I'm looking for new treats to bring into the office. I normally bring Daylight Donuts as it's right by my house. I'm not a huge fan of bagels. Sometimes I stop at 9th St Bakery but they don't have donuts. The pastries (while delish) are too pricey to bring in enough for everyone. I did get some raves when I brought in one of their chocolate babkas! Scratch is also too pricey for this need.
I am specifically curious whether there are any breakfasty treat options along 98 or elsewhere? I know there are tortillerias and they seem to be open by 8:15am when I pass by. Do they sell anything breakfasty or donut-like? Are there any other ethnic treats I could bring in that would be different?
Ninth Street Bakery
136 E Chapel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701
My personal stand-by is a sack of biscuits and some preserves. I don't know the area where you are but I'd imagine there is at least one Bojangles/Biscuitville sort of place along the way. I usually buy the jam ahead and try to have a bit of variety (sweeter, more savory, etc.)
The Mexican panaderias/tortillerias usually sell cookies and pastries from a case.
Most places I've seen have 20 to 30 different choices.
They are generally not very sweet and are good for breakfast or a snack with tea or coffee.
Depending on the place, they cost $.33 to $1 each and some will be larger than your hand.
I'd ask if they use lard, but these days most of them don't.
There's a sticky bar, sometimes with raisins, that's like a bread pudding,
There's a cookie that's like a large pecan sandy.fl
There's a heart shaped flaky cookie.
There's a bar cheese pastry that's like a bready cheesecake.
Most of the filled and colored pastries are kind of blah.