One of the fondest memories I have growing up in the West Los Angeles area was of the Helms Bakery Truck stopping at our house. My mom would buy fresh bread, but what I remember most was the great donuts and other pastry treats that they sold. It was almost as good as the ice cream man when he drove up with a "toot-toot" of his horn.
Helms Bakeries operated in Culver City from 1931 to 1969, when it closed. Who can forget the long wooden drawers filled with goodies such as cookies, pastry and donuts.
Un;fortunately, those days of door to door service are gone, along with the milk man. For some vintage Helms Bakeries recipes, click here
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