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Searching for La Escondida in Silverthorne

Published August 1, 2018
Tasty treats from La Escondida

Photo by Kevin Pelen

Talk about a lucky town! After three successful years in Dillon, La Escondida needed more room because their tasty treats were in such high demand. Last October, they found a new home, tucked away in Silverthorne at 252 Warren Ave.

If you check the online reviews for Panadería La Escondida — which means “the hidden bakery” — you’ll see glowing reports of their delicious pastries and baked goods. The Summit Daily News even calls it a “hidden gem.”

The Latin American bakery’s co-owners Kevin Pelen and Alberto Galvan love to bake, and their passion is evident in every bite. Between the two of them, they’ve got a baker’s dozen years of experience. Pelen, who has lived in Summit County since 2003, is originally from Guatemala City, and Galvan is from Oaxaca, Mexico. After working together at the Tacos Tequila restaurant in Dillon, they decided to strike out on their own.

Now, with pastries varying from conchas and churros to loaves of fresh bread, and everything in between, they create a mouth-watering 1,200 pieces a day. They’re always trying new recipes, too, which local fans say hit the spot.

Both Pelen and Galvan are glad to call Summit County home, because of its beauty and incredible views, along with its the safe, active lifestyle. And each time we catch a whiff of that fresh-bakery aroma, we’re happy to have La Escondida as a local business that does its best every day to put a smile on the face of their Summit County customers.