Best Bakery: Halepaska's Bakery
March 31, 2013 at 7:01 p.m.
Updated March 30, 2013 at 10:31 p.m.
Halepaska's is a household name in Victoria - whether you are talking about city government or locally baked goods.
The bakery was voted best bakery this year and is continuing to gather tallies.
Not knowing the exact number of items the bakery offers - with two locations in Victoria - owner Tom Halepaska said there are 24 varieties of cookies, sold individually in two sizes, by the dozen or by the platter.
On top of that, the bakery sells turnovers, muffins and other baked goods.
Halepaska has owned the business for 41 years and said variety is the No. 1 thing that keeps patrons coming back for more.
"We have a nice variety," he said. "If they're looking for something, they can usually find it here."
5805 John Stockbauer Drive
Hours: 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.
Also has another location on Rio Grande Street
1402 John Stockbauer Drive
Hours: 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.
402 Salem Road
Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, with lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.