Dianda’s Italian American Pastry celebrated 50 years in business with free cream puffs and a birthday cake on Saturday. Dozens of community members stopped by for the celebration — some of whom have been loyal patrons for years and some of whom happened to pass by the event on their way elsewhere. “Happy birthday!” said many. “Thank you for the calories!” said others.
Some couldn’t wait for the cake to be served.
Dianda’s was given an award by Supervisor David Campos, for being a staple of the community. Pasquale Dianda (left), a former owner and the son of the man who opened Dianda’s, was there to accept it.
The crowd was full of family members, longtime friends and community members.
“You have a white mustache!” these little girls said to one another after eating cream puffs.
Hugs and kisses took over the celebration.
Even Roxy the dog enjoyed Dianda’s cake.
A parking enforcement officer and friend of the bakery took a break from work to join the celebration.
People from throughout the neighborhood and city enjoyed the occasion. “I feel terrific,” said Floyd Goldberg, one of the owners.