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As Halloween quickly approaches, the time for finding those special last minute treats for those tricks has come. There are so many amazing treats you can find around the city this time of year. So, instead of digging through the kiddos’ trick or treat bags this year, why not score yourself delicious Halloween treats from around town? Southern California is brimming with places featuring delicious and tasty Halloween confections.
Essence of Ghost Ice Cream
Salt & Straw
240 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
This famous Portland ice cream shop that managed to make it down to Los Angeles goes gourmet with their flavors in a way that is far from pretentious. Salt and Straw combines their love of ice cream with their ability to take some risks and the results are interesting combinations like pear and blue cheese, avocado and strawberry sorbet, or the deliciously delicate honey and lavender. This kind of bold approach to a sweet staple is part of why people are flocking to Salt & Straw. Naturally, with Halloween stirring the creative juices, there is a roster of seasonal flavors that have piqued some interest. The “Essence of Ghost” comes with a very vague description but suggests that profiles include “bitter, sweet, and slightly musky” in every bite. Other Halloween flavors include their Jack O’Lantern Pumpkin sherbert, too!
Cake Monkey Bakery
7807 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
The team of Lisa J. Olin and executive pastry chef Elizabeth Belkind have made their mission statement very clear. They love cake and they are prepared to make the cake you love too. Doubling down on the idea that dessert is much cheaper than therapy, these treats are designed to satisfy the sweet tooth and the soul with each bite. For Halloween, the kitchen went to town on these Mummy cupcakes that are not only vanilla cream-filled, but ratcheted up with the richness of chocolate ganache. The details like the housemade marshmallow ghost that sits atop the chocolate cake sandwiches just exemplifies the detail in which these desserts are designed. They look as good as they taste.
105 W Amerige Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832
Gaining their acclaim via a successful run on the TV’s “Cupcake Wars,” Hapa first made it’s mark with their alcohol-infused cupcakes that combined flavors like strawberries and champagne or bourbon and chocolate to create individually wrapped bites of bliss. Since then, the brand has anchored their storefront in Fullerton and continues to churn out tasty cakes that both look and taste heavenly. Utilizing their refined palate, delicious cake foundations that are familiar, but wonderfully balanced result in options like caramel coffee, strawberry lemonade, and red velvet coconut. Tastefully decorated with appropriate Halloween accoutrements, not only do these cakes look the part, it’s impossible to eat just one.
Various Halloween Treats
1313 S Disneyland Dr
Anaheim, CA 92802
There is nothing like the Halloween treats found at Disneyland! Each year the park invents new Halloween-themed treats to satisfy any sweet tooth. From adorable pumpkin Mickey Rice Krispy treats to candy apples, pumpkin fritters and pumpkin latte’s, each treat is hand crafted perfection. These amazing Halloween themed treats can be purchased throughout the park ensuring that you will have plenty of chances to get your fill of these delicious gems. The candy apples are not to be missed!
Halloween Cupcakes, Cookies, Push Pops & More
Sweet E’s Bake Shop
1417 S. Robertson Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Sweet E’s Bake Shop offers plenty of Halloween confections. The bakery is quickly becoming an L.A. staple for original and custom cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops they produce. The detail put into their treats is amazing and you will certainly not be disappointed in the Halloween creations you get here. This year, find spooky Halloween confections like their Halloween Orea cookie gift box, Halloween cake pops, Halloween push pops, Halloween chocolate caramel apples, Halloween decorated cookies, Halloween character cake pops , cupcakes that are themed for Halloween and much more!
Pumpkin Whoopie pie
1918 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Echo Park’s Brite Spot diner is making their impression this year for Halloween treats, too. This year, bite into their delicious whoopie pie, which features real pumpkin and pumpkin spices as the outer part of the ice cream sandwich.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Ice Cream Pumpkin Pecan Whoopies
8588 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Coolhaus is known for their great ice cream which can be found at their stores, as well as at grocery stores now. Featuring gourmet desserts, they’re offering customers a special pumpkin spice latte ice cream whoopie sandwich. With locations around the city, including Culver City, bite into this special Halloween treat with pumpkin and chai spices!
Big Sugar Bake Shop
12182 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
With locations in Studio City and downtown Los Angeles, Big Sugar Bake Shop will be offering unique Halloween inspired cookies, cakes, and cupcakes for a limited time only around this spooky holiday. Using only the finest and most natural ingredients in their products, they also offer vegan and gluten free cakes and cupcakes options as well.