Where to buy Pan de Muertos and Sugar Skulls in New York City
If you are looking for Pan de Muertos in New York City go to Don Paco Lopez Panderia http://www.donpacolopez.com/ at 2128 3rd Ave and 116th St.
Wonderful painted windows will help you quickly find this traditional Mexican Bakery.
They have a good offering of three types.
2 were with the classic crossbones one with sesame seeds and powdersugar options, and the flatter child like figure with red sugar. All of these are very tradional shapes and have the egg bread flavor. The child figure is particularly used on altars for Oct 31st when the children are believed to return for sweet treats.
At the bakery they also have a wide variety of Mexican melted sugar skulls in various sizes available.
If you are in Williamsburg, Brooklyn go by Fuego http://jsauli1.web.officelive.com/default.aspx at 249 Grand St. There you can find a wide selection of El Dia de los Muertos folkart including minatures, Flasks with Calaveras, cool Posada bags, tin hearts, huge skull pillows…. and just set up a small sugar skull altar with molded sugar skulls in two sizes.
Check out the little photos hidden inside of many. Soon I will be posting how to make Diorama sugar skulls and examples from my Dia de los Muertos cooking workshop.
For Sugar Skull molds, La Sirena www.lasirenanyc.comon 27 E 3rd St in Manhattan has molds for sale and folkart as well. Nice paper cutouts for your altar too.
For the manufacture and full selection of sugar skull molds visit The Mexican Sugar Skull Company http://www.mexicansugarskull.com