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, find 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 ideal starters to every morning.
But some LA pastry shops 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 from west to east.
Removed: Amandine, Creme Caramel, Superba, Lodge Bread, Joan’s on Third, 85 Degrees Bakery, Sqirl, Bottega Louie, Porto’s, Sweet Lady Jane, Pitchoun, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Gjusta
Added: Rockenwagner Bakery, Elaine’s Bread Pudding, Cobblers Cakes & Kream, Little French BakeryRead More