If you are looking for fancy desserts for yourself or to give to another, these are some of the best places to go in LA. This guide focuses on pastries but also includes gelato and chocolates. Some spots are famous in town, while others are a bit less well known.
Honey - peanut butter - sea salt and mango truffles are some favorites. New line of bars make great gifts.
Hopefully Bottega Louie is a good sign for the future of DTLA. It's always busy and the food is great. Pastries are reminiscent of Laduree in Paris, which is no small compliment.
Japanese bakery in Little Tokyo. There is often a line outside for their treats. Best to go on a weekday if possible and sit outside.
Sweet and savory pies in the arts district downtown. A real hidden gem of LA. Love the Early grey pie.
Rows and rows of macarons. They may be French but the Japanese know how to rock them. Love the decor here.