Sweet Thing

Posted on: November 14th, 2017 by Carrie Young No Comments
Living in LA, we constantly go out of our way to hunt down the latest cold-pressed juice spot. We’ll drive to the ends of the earth- that would be the Valley- to test out the greatest burger. And, we’ll even wake up extra-early on the weekend, just to make sure we get the best flowers at the farmers’ market. But, when craving a sweet treat, we’ll pretty much settle for anything. How often does a sugar craving hit and immediately cause you to pull into the nearest gas station to buy yourself some red licorice or stop at the nearest Ralph’s for a Twinkie fix? But, like many things in life, a little planning can make all the difference. As the holiday season is upon us, here are some standout sweets in Los Angeles that could even replace that trusty apple pie at your Thanksgiving table. If not, do whatever necessary to make sure you have this delish dessert list handy the next time an unexpected, sugar-coated craving comes along. And be sure to bypass Ralph’s.
Birdies in downtown L.A. serves up more than just coffee and doughnuts. This hip sweets spot is famous for wildly inventive doughnut flavors- for example the $100 gold-glazed doughnut, and savory-sweet sandwich mashups.  www.birdiesla.com
Drips & Swirls
Drips and Swirls is a walk up counter service dessert joint dishing out an array of creative soft serve ice cream flavors- try a lick of anything from the CharcoalCrispy Rice dipped in toasted rice puffs to a Korean Melon Bar.  www.dripsandswirls.com
Bumsan Organic Milk Bar
Bumsan swirls out creative soft-serve ice cream cones that have been sourced from an organic Korean dairy producer — if that’s not enough to peak your interest, check out a few of the stellar flavors: dragonfruit, lychee, and taro.  www.organicmilkbar.com
Forget about doughnuts and cookies, the Milk shop in sunny L.A. dishes out the next best trend in summer ice cream sandys. Meet the macaron ice cream sandwich; Take your pick of flavors from mint chocolate chip to cereal milk dipped and dunked in crunchy fruity pebbles.  www.themilkshop.com
Pies At The Pie Hole
Have you ever had an Earl Grey pie? How about Maple Custard? The made-from-scratch delights at The Pie Hole are anything but ordinary- and that’s a very good thing.  www.thepieholela.com
Fluffernutter At The Must
The Must’s fluffernutter comes complete with peanut butter, marshmallow, and sliced bananas in between slices of grilled brioche, with a side of warm, dark chocolate ganache. All we can say is: Whoa.
Chocolate Cake With Toasted Coconut At Coco Bakes
For those looking for out-of-this-world, dairy- and gluten-free treats, Coco Bakes is the answer to your prayers. And, her personal-sized chocolate cake is the perfect introduction to her not-too-sweet, delicious cakes and cookies.  www.cocobakesla.com
Mini Bundt Cakes At The Sycamore Kitchen
The Sycamore Kitchen has no shortage of amazing sweets, including muffins, strudels, scones, cakes, cookies, and more. But, we’ve got to hand it to the mini bundt cakes for truly blowing our minds.  www.thesycamorekitchen.com
Macarons At Bottega Louie
Bottega Louie’s macarons are so insanely stunning, that it’s easy to assume that there’s no way that they taste as good as they look. Correction: They do. Go ahead and taste the rainbow.   www.bottegalouie.com
The Peanut Butter Chocolate Tart At Forage
Have you ever wished for a massive Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup? Well, it exists, and it’s served at Forage. Trust, this one is next level.
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