Palma de Mallorca is a stunning coastal city in Southern Spain that boasts of some exotic beaches and natural beauty. There are many things to see and do in this city, and if you are a foodie, you can even enjoy some delicious dishes at popular restaurants. However, for pastries and baked local goods, take a walk to the Forn de La Gloria bakery, which proudly produces fresh treats daily.
Forn de La Gloria also translated to ‘Bakery of the Glory’, is one of the favourite spots for locals to grab a tasty treat to enjoy. Opened up in 1717, this bakery was the first to offer a customer experience to the residents, allowing them to buy bread; which was at that time, mainly homemade. Because of the bakery’s history and popularity, the street on which the shop resides also goes by the same name.
Since its inception, Forn de La Gloria has maintained its quality and is most famous for Llonguets, which is a native bread to Palma de Mallorca and is usually stuffed with cheese and savoury flavours. It is a family business that focuses on the use of traditional methods to work on food instead of modern machinery. Because they prefer manual labour, they have been able to sustain the popularity of Llonguets, which are known to be delicate to make.
The bakery serves mouth-watering empanadas and ensaïmadas, besides their usual menu. The popularity for the Forn de La Gloria rests on its history and preservation of traditional methods of bread making in Palma de Mallorca. Not only do you get to enjoy the history, but you also get to eat some delicious local cuisine prepared fresh on the day; making it a healthier alternative.
The bakery is open every day except Sunday from 8 am-2:30 pm, 5:30 pm-8 pm and sets itself apart from all the other popular bakeries in town. Check it out and let us know!