Guatemalan bakeries prepare a vast repertoire of sweet breads, often taken with, if not dunked in, coffee. The distinctions, however, are more about style than substance: They may look very dissimilar, but texture accounts for much of the difference in taste. This sweet bread (50 cents) is called a "chicken," owing to the spread of its "feathers."
Mi Guatemala Bakery
201 Union St. (Baldwin-School Sts.), Lynn, Massachusetts
(From a summer 2009 visit)