Pumpkin season is here and LA has some of the best pumpkin treats in town. While some of these places may offer tasty pumpkin desserts all year round, the best ones are usually made with real pumpkins, which are usually highest in quality when they are in season. The best pumpkin treats in Los Angeles will make you want to eat dinner backwards starting with dessert first.
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Cake Buzz is the hottest new trend to hit to Los Angeles. With more than 500 delectable flavors of liquor-infused cakes to choose from, Cake Buzz has become a great resource for party planners and event coordinators. Among the many different flavors Cake Buzz can make year round is a pumpkin liquor cake, made with pumpkin pie batter. This tasty pumpkin treat contains 1.5 to two cups of alcohol, including vanilla schnapps, amaretto and goldschlager in both the cake and the frosting. There’s no doubt you’ll be the talk of the party when you show up with edible alcohol.
King’s Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
2808 W. Sepulveda Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90505
For seasonal pumpkin treats made with a touch of aloha, look no further than King’s Hawaiian, one of the largest bakeries in South Bay. King Hawaiian’s popular pumpkin pie is always a hit during the holidays. Other seasonal favorites include the pumpkin cheesecake made with traditional pie filling as well as the pumpkin chiffon which makes excellent treats for any Thanksgiving celebration. The only pumpkin treat King’s Hawaiian has available year round is its pumpkin muffin, definitely a local favorite.
The Good Cookies & Beyond
2081 Torrance Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
This gourmet bakery makes your sweet tooth even sweeter with health-conscious goodies that are 100-percent gluten-free and made from scratch with all-natural or organic ingredients. The Good Cookies currently makes pumpkin pies and pumpkin cheesecakes, which are available year round for pre-orders, but during the holidays The Good Cookies likes to keep them on hand for daily sales. These tasty pumpkin treats are not only gluten-free but soy-free as well, one of which is also dairy-free. You can even request for vegan pumpkin treats.
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Vanilla Bake Shop
512 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Named after the key ingredient in all its products, Vanilla Bake Shop uses pure vanilla beans to create rich and creamy flavors that will make your salivary glands drool. Every Tuesday, you can find one of the best pumpkin treats in the form of a cupcake, which has been said to be “a little piece of autumn heaven” in your mouth. During the holidays and pumpkin season, Vanilla Bake Shop also offers pumpkin cheesecakes and pumpkin pies made with cinnamon.
Monastery of the Angels
1977 Carmen Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90068
As you may have guessed, Monastery of the Angels is not your average bakery. It’s actually a gift shop run by the chapel’s nuns featuring items the nuns have made themselves, including the popular pumpkin bread. Consider it your holy contribution knowing every purchase of pumpkin bread goes straight towards the maintenance of the monastery itself. The Monastery pumpkin bread is a great item for entertaining holiday guests.
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