clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Caroline Juen

The 16 Best Places to Pick Up Holiday Sweets in Los Angeles

Because the calories don't count, right?

View as Map

Ah, the holidays. That special time of year when it's especially appropriate to stuff your loved ones with sweet treats to show them how much you care (or a time when you can indulge yourself). Luckily for the sugar fiends and holiday aficionados out there, Los Angeles has an excellent slew of restaurants and bakeries with that extra something to make your days jolly and bright.

If kitschy decorated sugar cookies are your thing, there are plenty of those to leave out for Santa and to share with the kids in all of us. Head to Beverly Hills and Downtown to find fancier confections for the discerning gourmand, like beautifully decorated Bûches de Noël, seasonal macarons, and even Chanukah treats. Best of all, these sweets make a great gift for offices, family gatherings, and more throughout the month. Here now, the 16 best places for holiday sweets in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order.

Read More
Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
If you book a reservation through an Eater link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy.

Cake Monkey Bakery

Copy Link

Everyone’s favorite dessert wholesale retailer went brick and mortar with its newest location on Beverly Boulevard. Catch a wide variety of holiday sweets, with everything from honey braised pumpkin tart with toasted housemade marshmallow to pink peppermint cake to butterscotch pudding pie.

Cake Monkey

Cookie Good

Copy Link

Santa Monica’s Cookie Good is known for its outrageously delicious flavors of cookies and other sweets. Seasonal favorites include Oreo-candy cane cookies, gingerbread latte cookies, hot cocoa cookies, babka cookies, and sticky toffee pudding bars.

Cookie Good

Crème Caramel LA

Copy Link

Head to this Valley bakeshop for Bûches de Noël, also known as yule logs, a classic treat comprised of a chocolate sponge cake rolled with cream cheese and sweet cream and covered in dark chocolate. Add on chocolate "bark," slivered almond "pinecones," meringue "mushrooms," and a cranberry "holly" sprig, and you’ve got a dessert that doubles as a centerpiece.

Creme Caramel

Edelweiss Chocolates

Copy Link

Enjoy a taste of the Hollywood Golden Days at Edelweiss, the Beverly Hills confectionary that has been open for over 74 years. With clients like Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, Madonna, and Oprah, this sweets shop is a safe bet for holiday gifting, especially when those gifts take the form of peppermint marshmallows, chocolate dipped cookies, and peppermint bark.

Edelweiss Chocolates

Joan's on Third

Copy Link

Beloved West Third marketplace Joan’s on Third is an easy one-stop shop for all things holiday and delicious. Festive offerings this year include Bûches de Noël, decorated sugar cookies, and other seasonal confections.

Joan's on Third

Julienne

Copy Link

This San Marino favorite is offering a selection of decadent holiday treats like cocoa dusted hazelnut torte, pear cranberry frangipane tarte, and lemon cream tart with Italian meringue.

Le Petit Paris

Copy Link

Have yourself a very French holiday by shopping at Le Petit Paris’ gift shop, La Boutique. With sweet treats like raspberry and pumpkin macarons, you’re sure to please the ones you love.

Analiese Thimber

Little Dom's

Copy Link

Little Dom’s pastry chef Ann Kirk has a slew of treats on deck at the restaurant’s deli. Think snowflake sugar cookies, customizable cakes and pies, and her signature spiced pepita brittle.

Little Dom's

Little Flower Candy Company

Copy Link

Pasadena has been blessed with the addition of Little Flower Candy Co, where, you guessed it, the star of the show are the sea salt caramel candies that also find their way into tartlets and pies.

Love & Salt

Copy Link

Star pastry chef Rebecca Merhej is offering seasonal bundt cakes with 48-hour advance notice. The surefire crowd pleasers come in spiced pumpkin with mascarpone frosting, chocolate olive oil with Nutella glaze, and gluten-free almond hazelnut fruit varieties.

Caroline Juen

Olive & Thyme

Copy Link

This Burbank marketplace has myriad sweets for all, from cookies to cakes to pre-packaged confections.

Pitchoun!

Copy Link

For a French take on the holiday season, Downtown’s Pitchoun! is offering adorable eclairs decorated in Santa, Christmas tree, and snowflake options. There’s also traditional yule logs in a variety of flavors.

Pitchoun! Bakery

Proof Bakery

Copy Link

While you’re probably not going to find kitschy decorated sugar cookies at Atwater Village’s Proof, you will find some of LA’s best croissants and seasonal tarts.

Salt & Straw

Copy Link

Beloved local ice cream retailer Salt & Straw took inspiration from traditional holiday sweets to create this year’s holiday flavors, with options that range from apple brandy and pecan pie to gingerbread cookie dough to fennel five spiced eggnog.

Salt & Straw

The Larder at Tavern

Copy Link

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s casual marketplace has festive offerings of chocolate almond cake with toffee roca, buche de noel, and assorted Christmas and Hanukkah cookies.

The Larder at Tavern

Valerie Confections

Copy Link

One of LA’s meccas for irresistible holiday sweets is Valerie Confections. Sip on complimentary hot chocolate or tea while browsing through boxes of peppermint cookies and prettily packaged confections like toffee and mint chocolate truffles.

Valerie Confections

Loading comments...

Cake Monkey Bakery

Cake Monkey

Everyone’s favorite dessert wholesale retailer went brick and mortar with its newest location on Beverly Boulevard. Catch a wide variety of holiday sweets, with everything from honey braised pumpkin tart with toasted housemade marshmallow to pink peppermint cake to butterscotch pudding pie.

Cake Monkey

Cookie Good

Cookie Good

Santa Monica’s Cookie Good is known for its outrageously delicious flavors of cookies and other sweets. Seasonal favorites include Oreo-candy cane cookies, gingerbread latte cookies, hot cocoa cookies, babka cookies, and sticky toffee pudding bars.

Cookie Good

Crème Caramel LA

Creme Caramel

Head to this Valley bakeshop for Bûches de Noël, also known as yule logs, a classic treat comprised of a chocolate sponge cake rolled with cream cheese and sweet cream and covered in dark chocolate. Add on chocolate "bark," slivered almond "pinecones," meringue "mushrooms," and a cranberry "holly" sprig, and you’ve got a dessert that doubles as a centerpiece.

Creme Caramel

Edelweiss Chocolates

Edelweiss Chocolates

Enjoy a taste of the Hollywood Golden Days at Edelweiss, the Beverly Hills confectionary that has been open for over 74 years. With clients like Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Katherine Hepburn, Madonna, and Oprah, this sweets shop is a safe bet for holiday gifting, especially when those gifts take the form of peppermint marshmallows, chocolate dipped cookies, and peppermint bark.

Edelweiss Chocolates

Joan's on Third

Joan's on Third

Beloved West Third marketplace Joan’s on Third is an easy one-stop shop for all things holiday and delicious. Festive offerings this year include Bûches de Noël, decorated sugar cookies, and other seasonal confections.

Joan's on Third

Julienne

This San Marino favorite is offering a selection of decadent holiday treats like cocoa dusted hazelnut torte, pear cranberry frangipane tarte, and lemon cream tart with Italian meringue.

Le Petit Paris

Analiese Thimber

Have yourself a very French holiday by shopping at Le Petit Paris’ gift shop, La Boutique. With sweet treats like raspberry and pumpkin macarons, you’re sure to please the ones you love.

Analiese Thimber

Little Dom's

Little Dom's

Little Dom’s pastry chef Ann Kirk has a slew of treats on deck at the restaurant’s deli. Think snowflake sugar cookies, customizable cakes and pies, and her signature spiced pepita brittle.

Little Dom's

Little Flower Candy Company

Pasadena has been blessed with the addition of Little Flower Candy Co, where, you guessed it, the star of the show are the sea salt caramel candies that also find their way into tartlets and pies.

Love & Salt

Caroline Juen

Star pastry chef Rebecca Merhej is offering seasonal bundt cakes with 48-hour advance notice. The surefire crowd pleasers come in spiced pumpkin with mascarpone frosting, chocolate olive oil with Nutella glaze, and gluten-free almond hazelnut fruit varieties.

Caroline Juen

Olive & Thyme

This Burbank marketplace has myriad sweets for all, from cookies to cakes to pre-packaged confections.

Pitchoun!

Pitchoun! Bakery

For a French take on the holiday season, Downtown’s Pitchoun! is offering adorable eclairs decorated in Santa, Christmas tree, and snowflake options. There’s also traditional yule logs in a variety of flavors.

Pitchoun! Bakery

Proof Bakery

While you’re probably not going to find kitschy decorated sugar cookies at Atwater Village’s Proof, you will find some of LA’s best croissants and seasonal tarts.

Salt & Straw

Salt & Straw

Beloved local ice cream retailer Salt & Straw took inspiration from traditional holiday sweets to create this year’s holiday flavors, with options that range from apple brandy and pecan pie to gingerbread cookie dough to fennel five spiced eggnog.

Salt & Straw

The Larder at Tavern

The Larder at Tavern

Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s casual marketplace has festive offerings of chocolate almond cake with toffee roca, buche de noel, and assorted Christmas and Hanukkah cookies.