Many Latino bakeries in Austin have prepared Rosca de Reyes (or kings’ cake) today, which is Día de Los Reyes. In Christianity, the holiday, also known as Epiphany, commemorates the day the three wise men brought Jesus gifts after his birth. It also marks the end of Christmas celebrations.
Latino families usually eat Rosca de Reyes with hot chocolate.
For many Latinos, the day includes gift-giving and treats like the Rosca or Corona de Reyes. This sweet bread is shaped like a wreath and decorated with dried fruit and powdered sugar. It’s customary to eat it with hot chocolate. A tiny doll is sometimes baked inside, and the person who gets that slice has to bring tamales or host a party on Feb. 2 for the Día de la Candelaria or Candlemas.
Here are a few bakeries in Austin selling Rosca de Reyes today. Fair warning, you may want to call in advance in case they run out.
Mi Tradición Bakery
North location: 8716 Research Blvd., Ste. 290; phone: 512-374-9910South location: 801 E. William Cannon Dr., Ste. 125; phone: 512-445-9120
La Mexicana Bakery
1924 S. First St.; phone: 512-443-6369
North location: 3909 N. I-35 Service Road, Austin; phone: 512-406-3900South location: 5510 I-35 South, Austin; phone: 512-373-7800
El Rancho Supermercado
6800 Berkman Dr.; phone: 512-452-61008752 Research Blvd.; phone: 512-458-5100
La Michoacana Meat Market
6908 Cameron Road; phone: 512-451-9404
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La Reyna Bakery
5200 E. William Cannon Dr.; phone: 512-448-3311