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Mexican bakeries in Chicago

Katherine Nagasawa

How Chicago's Mexican bakeries stay competitive

In some neighborhoods in Chicago, you can stumble onto a bakery simply by following the scent. Take Pilsen, where you’ll find many bakeries clustered around 18th Street, sometimes just a few doors down from one another.

And this got one curious Chicagoan wondering:

In neighborhoods like Pilsen, how do Mexican bakeries stay in business with so much competition? 

It turns out the answer has a lot to do with culture and tradition. We dive into the answer this week.

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