While spending time in San Salvador, Trinh and I visited two different shops that I feel the need to highlight here. It was fun for us to check out a couple of the more unique local businesses. Let it be known that I am not being paid to talk about these places, nor am I doing so because the bakery is owned and operated by my friends. I am choosing to feature these two companies because they are outstanding, local and unique. If I didn’t believe in their business or love the product then I wouldn’t bother writing anything.
Tuco&Tico is a local bakery/treat shop with various locations around the city and the best Trés Leches you will ever eat. Ever! I can personally attest to the quality of the Key Lime Pie in a Cup, the Trés Leches and the Frozen Key Lime Pie. Oh, and the Carrot Cake. Oh my gosh, the carrot cake. The Cakes in a Cup are perfect if you’re out and about. Pick up a couple of these portable treats for a snack on-the-go while you’re visiting the various museums and cathedrals in San Salvador. And seriously…try the Trés Leches!
Lula Mena was created with the intention of supporting local artists and at risk women; jewelry, bags, scarves, blankets, cushion covers, hammocks, beach covers…accessories galore! The location is stunning, set up in what seems like a house, but with that Salvadoran style of being inside and outside all at once. With a focus on female empowerment, eco-friendly and unique handmade items, you will certainly go home with a beautiful souvenir that you feel good about. Trinh and I were happy to spend our money here and went home with some gifts for friends and of course, for ourselves. I was drawn to the woven bangles and bracelets made from recycled telephone wire as well as a beautiful blue cushion cover.