Sugar and sweets and pie, oh my! The bakery scene in LA is generating a nationwide buzz and for good reason. Pastry chefs have been flocking to the valley and setting up shop to offer their delectable delights to Angelenos. From blueberry cream cheese-filled crepes to banana butterscotch cream pie and everything in between, you can satisfy all of your dessert desires within the city limits.
In need of a sweet pick-me-up? Ready to indulge? Well, we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up a list of some of LA’s best bakeries and most mouthwatering sweet treats you won’t want to miss.
1. Fat + Flour
From the pastry mastermind herself comes Nicole Rucker’s Grand Central Market pop-up stall Fat + Flour. Now open Fridays and Saturdays, order one of Rucker’s famous pies, from her banana butterscotch cream pie to her fruit pie, chocolate chess pie and peach hand pie. The award-winning, L.A.- based chef and author (check out her first cookbook, recently nominated for a James Beard Award), formerly of Gjelina Group, is basically the guru of pies, so we suggest you order one—and fast.
Treat yourself to the sweet new release from this beloved L.A. cake boutique: blueberry cheese mille crepes. Boasting layers of handmade crepes paired with blueberry cream cheese and topped with fresh whipped cream, sweet cheese and a bit of kirsch and cassis, this dessert is the ultimate 20-layer indulgence— and it’s calling your name.
This vibrant dessert company has quite the impressive background—think features on the Today show, Late Night With Seth Meyers, Beat Bobby Flay and more—and now it’s bowed in sunny Beverly Hills. Now, you can taste one of Amirah Kassem’s—the creative mind and “flourist” behind the colorful cakes—creations, each bursting with flavors and things she loves, from rainbows to glitter to unicorns, cake, imagination and more. One thing’s for sure—this is a #nofilterneeded dessert.
COVID-19 brought out the creative side of minds across the country. Such was the case for L.A.-based Liz Roth, the brains behind Little House Confections, a six-month bakery residency at Platform, which was born out of Roth’s desire to raise money and awareness for Covenant House of California during the height of the pandemic. The popup features a small selection of delicacies, including a recently debuted (and to-diefor!) Bomb Ass olive oil chocolate cake. Up next for the dessert mastermind? A pumpkin spice cake for October, of course!