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Tampa’s La Segunda Bakery is bringing its Cuban bread to Publix

The iconic Ybor City bakery’s signature item will be available at select locations.
Fresh-baked Cuban bread on racks at La Segunda Bakery in Tampa.
Fresh-baked Cuban bread on racks at La Segunda Bakery in Tampa. [ MARTHA ASENCIO RHINE | Times ]
Published Oct. 22
Updated Oct. 22

One of Tampa’s oldest bakeries is expanding its reach across the bay area.

La Segunda Bakery and Cafe announced Publix is now carrying its signature Cuban bread, according to a Facebook post Wednesday.

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The iconic Ybor City bakery was founded more than a century ago and is a staple of Tampa’s culinary history. La Segunda’s Cuban bread is currently available for $2.99 at six Publix stores in Tampa: the one in Hillsboro Plaza, Westchase shopping mall, Carrollwood Square, Channel Club, Westgate Plaza and at 8701 Hillsborough Ave.

While La Segunda’s Cuban bread is limited to a few stores, the announcement said the bakery plans to provide to more Publix locations in the future.

La Segunda has two locations — the original in Ybor City and another in South Tampa — with plans to open a third shop across the bay in St. Petersburg this fall.