Los Angeles has plenty of sweet shops, cake spots, and bakeries around the city, many adopting styles and flavors from around the world. It's perhaps the best trademark of LA's approach to baking: it's not tied to any particular style, such as classic European. Instead, you get a wonderful amalgam of Asian influence in pastries (which is welcome, because they tend not to be as sweet) to glorious Mexican panaderias, which offer the perfect starters to every morning.
But some of the best are as American as apple pie, favoring classic preparations or perhaps adding in their own twist. These spots aren't afraid to make the perfect chocolate chip cookie or ham and cheese croissant. Here now, the essential places to find breads, cakes, and pastries in Los Angeles, listed in alphabetical order.
Removed: Lady M, Amelia, Beverly Hills Beignets, Ammo To Go
Added October 2016: Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, 85 C BakeryRead More