Tucked away at the northern-most end of midtown Sacramento is Boulevard Park, a quaint neighborhood where tree-lined streets shoulder classically designed Craftsman and Colonial Revival homes. It wasn't always like this, meaning that before this became a residential community, it was home to Union Racetrack where the California State Fair once held its annual horse races. But that was then, and Boulevard Park is now a place were many local artists and artisans have carved out long and successful livings.
One such place is New Roma Bakery. They have not only been a neighborhood institution since 1934, but they have also become a city treasure offering some of the best in fresh-baked breads, cookies, donuts, muffins, brownies, cakes, and a varied assortment of pastries.
During our recent visit, I had to sink my teeth into an apple turnover because it looked perfect behind the glass counter. Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed. It was light, flaky, and very good. And while my son went with a more conventionally sized glazed donut, my daughter went with one of their super-sized sugar donuts. We all shared a laugh as she held it up to her face, and the only thing we could see was her eyeball peeking through the hole.
Now, a return visit is in the works since we also noted that the deli portion of the bakery offers take-n-bake pizzas and made-to-order sandwiches. Certainly, an added bonus given that dinner can't always be made from scratch at home and lunch sometimes has to be on the go.
So, there is a promise of a new day for us, and hopefully, the same can be said if and when you pass through Boulevard Park. The folks at New Roma Bakery will surely be waiting.
New Roma Bakery
1800 E St
Sacramento, CA 95814