Are you interested in world foods? If you live in Ann Arbor and like bakery, I highly recommend the Philippine-style Sampaguita Bakery. It’s a new addition to Ann Arbor’s Asian food scene. The shop is located a bit out of town, but if you shop at the Asian stores in the area, many of them carry goods from Sampaguita.
A staple is pan de sal, a light and fluffy roll that’s often served with tuna or corned beef at breakfast in the Philippines. You might guess from the name that it’s Spanish-influenced.
My personal favorite is the ensaymada. This pastry, though a product of Spanish influence, is a unique Philippine treat. It’s a brioche-light pastry dough, topped with a bit of sweet butter and manchego cheese. It’s with coffee in the afternoon, or anytime really!
Check out the Sampaguita Bakery at http://sampaguitabakery.webs.com/.
Or on Yelp: http://www.yelp.com/biz/sampaguita-bakery-ann-arbor.