Remember the Helms Bakery Trucks in Southern California?

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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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Aj Bocola

Have been looking for a divco truck for a very long time and haven't quite found the right one, was wondering if there are any of the divco fleet truck still available for sale. Thank you for your time.

Jun 06, 2009 08:08 AM #1

I do remember the Helms Bakery Trucks VERY well my father drove one and when he was done with his route he would always come to our house and we would run out and buy any leftovers for a penny.  Great memories....Wish I could find one of those trucks and afford it....

Jun 08, 2010 09:23 AM #2
Russ Caldarella

Maureen, Did you have a picture of the 1950's Helms Bakery Truck ?


Jun 09, 2010 07:43 AM #3
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