It's no surprise that I have a large sweet tooth, so of course I make it a mission to get my hands on as many dessert places I can whenever I go on vacay! Here are some of my favorite places (new & old) to satisfy my sweet cravings in LA.
Ever had mochi + gelato (AKA mochilato)? If you haven't, stop by Mikawaya and try it out today! My favorite flavors are strawberry, green tea and chocolate hazelnut. And be sure to buy their homemade mochi too!
Donuts+coffee=heaven! What could possibly be wrong with combining those two together! With more donuts and baked goods than you can imagine, the must try items here are the bacon and fruity pebble donut holes, green tea roti & cappuccino!
An assortment of freshly baked breads and sweets, Yamazaki is one of my favorite stops for cream puffs, curry puffs and more!
Van's offers a large selection of pastries, cakes & breads at an unbeatable price-most are under $2! The raspberry mousse cake and baklava are terrific!
Talk about the perfect cake to frosting ratio, Georgetown makes some of the BEST cupcakes around! The signature red velvet, chocolate ganache and salted caramel are a MUST!
A 24-hr donut stand? Why don't we have these in GA? If there is ONE item you must get from California Donuts, it's the chocolate chip cinnamon roll! Huge & delicious! The cruellers, cream puffs and enormous donut variety will blow your mind!
If you've never had or like cream puffs, then be prepared to change your minds once you've taken a bit of a Beard Papa cream puff! The chocolate covered, cookie & original are all fabulous with chocolate and strawberry fillings!
Chocolates that are as tasty as they are pretty, indulging in a box of Compartes is worth every penny! Not only are the chocolate truffles made of unique ingredients/flavor profiles and have edible art inked onto them, but they really melt in your mouth. And Grahm's just realized his 24 signature chocolate bars that are worth totally splurging over!
4 words: MACARON ICE CREAM SANDWICHES. yes, every one of those caps were necessary. Milk is one of the ONLY places in LA serving up macaron ice cream sandwiches filled with their homemade ice cream in between two airy macaron cookie shells. Thai tea, red velvet & salted caramel are a MUST!!!
If you love Sprinkles, then you're sure to love their ice cream shop! Try a cupcake sundae: cupcake split in half with two scoops of ice cream of your choice. I'd highly recommend getting the cap n' crunch ice cream with a red velvet...it's pure heaven!
Right next door to their ice cream shop, Sprinkles has come a long way since it first opened its Beverly Hills store. The red velvet, cinnamon sugar and seasonal pumpkin flavors are still some of the best I've ever had!
With over 15+ flavors, you're bound to find a macaron flavor that you'll love at Lette! The wedding dress, rose, and earl grey tea are some of my favorites!
Sweet Rose Creamery is Brentwood's hidden gem. Here, you'll find some of the most unique flavors and flavor combinations that you won't find anywhere else. With all ice cream made in-house, the BEST flavors are basil, strawberry rhubarb & rose germanium. The menu changes daily & everything is seasonal!
A favorite amongst UCLA students, Diddy Riese has some of the tastiest cookies and cookie ice cream sandwiches in town. At less than $2 a pop, you can bet there's always a line forming around the block. Get the chocolate chip/peanut butter cookies with strawberry ice cream in between!
Delicious chocolates in the heart of BevHills, be sure to get a box of her signature chocolate bears-pretty & yummy!
Great place to meet up with friends or to catch up on some reading, the green tea latte, curry chicken salad sandwich and green tea tiramisu are some of the BEST I've ever had!
Simply put, Porto's Bakery is one of the BEST, if not the BEST, bakeries in the city! You can't go wrong with the cakes, pastries, sandwiches & other baked delights here. Order the Cuban sandwich, a dozen potato balls & a fresh fruit tarts and tiramisu for dessert!
A local favorite for ice cream lovers, Scoops has some of the creamiest ice cream in town! If you're looking to try something outside of the classic flavors, get a scoop of the dirty chai, brown bread or balsamic raspberry!
Situated right in the heart of The Grove, a box of See's Nuts & Chews is a must for ANY chocolate lover. No frills, no nonsense, just some AMAZING & sinfully delicious chocolates!
At Mashti Malone's, you can sample authentic Persian ice cream without breaking the bank. Try the rosewater with the orange blossom-it's craaaaaazy good :)
An adorable cafe on the outskirts of J-Town, you have not lived until you've had a cup of Demitasse's sipping chocolate-yes, it's that good!