Monday, January 20, 2020

The Half Moon Bakery

You may remember, The Half Moon Bakery was on my 2019 To Dine Challenge list. But as the December days wound down, they still hadn't opened their doors on West 25th Street. So I "replaced" it on the Challenge list with something comparable, but was then delighted to learn that they would be ready for business just DAYS into the new year.
We headed there soon after its opening, and the charming bakery immediately won me over. You order at the counter as soon as you walk in, and then there is a large "sweets" display off to your left. Don't overlook it as you focus on ordering their delicious empanadas like we did! Everything looked very tempting.
There is a counter along the window for some seating, if you prefer to eat there. But there was a lot of takeout happening. There's a small parking lot on the side of the building.

The Empanadas range from $2 - $3. We ordered the Pepperoni Pizza (pictured in back below), and then two Tacos. The tacos use the empanada shell, and they were so freakin' good. I'll be getting one every time. Pictured below is the Chicken Taco, but we also ordered their specialty Beef Argentina.
Mr. H also couldn't resist trying the Cuban ($8.99) from the Sandwiches section of the menu (all served with fresh cut fries). They also have a small list of Salads to choose from.
Just look at how thick-cut that pork is!
I had Half Moon's food catered at a meeting once, about three years ago. It was just as good as I remembered! I'm so thrilled that they were able to overcome the hurdles of opening, and that it is so close to home. Do yourself a favor and get in there to try it for yourself.

3460 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44109
(216) 772-2499


Kate @ said...

Oooh, this looks SO good. I'll have to check it out. Those tacos!

Melissa said...

Those sandwiches look great!! I'll have to add it to my list!

cleonthecheap said...

Thanks for this. I'll have to check this out soon. said...

I really like the idea of having a Dining Challenge and The Half Moon Bakery looks like a good place to start!!