When it comes to pastries, everyone has a favorite that hits the spot. From pies to baklava, cakes and everything else, LA offers up a myriad of options that can sometimes be overwhelming to choose from. We’ve tried to narrow down the list though to make it easier for you to get your favorite dessert the next time you have a craving. Here are our favorites.
3614 W Magnolia Blvd
With a huge selection of items, this bakeshop can be overwhelming at times, and choosing just a few pastries might just seem impossible. Including brownies, cookies, cakes, croissants, danishes, cupcakes and more, the bakery with locations in Burbank, Glendale and Downey, also features seasonal specialties for the holidays like pumpkin pie and much more.
235 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
It seems that Thomas Keller does everything right. With a counter filled with colorful and tasty macarons, pain au chocolat, religieuse, cookies, croissants, bread pudding and more, anything you choose here will delight. And, what’s better than getting a pastry and kicking back in the garden or patio that sits just outside of the store?
8310 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Simplethings might not be a pastry shop in the traditional sense of the word, but trust us, they do it better than most out there. Offering fresh baked pies in flavors like salted caramel, banana cream, key-lime, mud pie, peach, pumpkin streuse, cocount cream, blueberry and many others, the pies here are baked fresh everyday from scratch. The salted caramel is among one of the favorites for diners, as is the pumpkin whoopie pie.
Sweet Lady Jane
8360 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA
The bakery, with locations on Montana Ave. and Melrose has been a local favorite for a number of years for good reason. Opened by Jane Lockhart, the bakery offers everything from triple berry shortcakes, baked goods, wedding cakes, classic tarts, pies, and of course much more. What makes this bakery so much better than the rest? Of course the recipe’s are a secret, but not only do the pastries, cakes and pies look amazing, the taste is just a step above. Sweet Lady Jane offers seasonal favorites like their pumpkin and raspberry cheesecakes, cherry and apple pies, as well as classic tarts ranging from chocolate pecan to lemon meringue and a myriad of tasty cake options.
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1014 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
With its location in Santa Monica, Huckleberry Cafe can best be described by its abundance of delicious and mouth watering pastries. Learning to bake his delicious confections at Tartine Bakery in San Francisco, Joe’s in Venice and other spots, Zoe Nathan eventually took her knowledge and created a menu at Huckleberry that has kept patrons coming back for more over the years. Serving up baked goods, bread, sandwiches and more, the real standout here lies in the pastries. Offering everything from ginger cookies, zucchini teacakes, maple-bacon biscuts and croissants to scones, crostata’s, tarte’s, and much more, the selection here is almost endless. Other pastries include a delicious pain au chocolat, doughnut holes, coffee cake, and muffins.