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

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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.

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1. Cake Monkey Bakery

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7807 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 932-1142

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.

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2. Cookie Good

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2448 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 720-1642
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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

3. Crème Caramel LA

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14849 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
(818) 949-8352
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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

4. Edelweiss Chocolates

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444 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 275-0341
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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

5. Joan's on Third

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8350 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-2285
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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

6. Julienne

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2649 Mission St
San Marino, CA 91108

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.

7. Le Petit Paris

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418 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 217-4445
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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.

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8. Little Dom's

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2128 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 661-0055
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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.

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9. Little Flower Candy Company

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1422-1424 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91105
(626) 304-4800
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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.

10. Love & Salt

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317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5252
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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.

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11. Olive & Thyme

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3821 Riverside Dr
Toluca Lake, CA 91505
(818) 557-1560
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This Burbank marketplace has myriad sweets for all, from cookies to cakes to pre-packaged confections.

12. Pitchoun!

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545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 689-3240
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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.

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13. Proof Bakery

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3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-8633
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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.

14. Salt & Straw

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1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291
(310) 310-8429
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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.

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15. The Larder at Tavern

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11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6460
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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.

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16. Valerie Confections

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3360 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90004
(213) 739-8149
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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.

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1. Cake Monkey Bakery

7807 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
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.

7807 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036

2. Cookie Good

2448 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
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.

2448 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403

3. Crème Caramel LA

14849 Burbank Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91411
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.

14849 Burbank Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

4. Edelweiss Chocolates

444 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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.

444 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. Joan's on Third

8350 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
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.

8350 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Julienne

2649 Mission St, San Marino, CA 91108

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.

2649 Mission St
San Marino, CA 91108

7. Le Petit Paris

418 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.

418 S. Spring St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

8. Little Dom's

2128 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
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.

2128 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

9. Little Flower Candy Company

1422-1424 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91105

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.

1422-1424 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91105

10. Love & Salt

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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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.

317 Manhattan Beach Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

11. Olive & Thyme

3821 Riverside Dr, Toluca Lake, CA 91505

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

3821 Riverside Dr
Toluca Lake, CA 91505

12. Pitchoun!

545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
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.

545 S Olive St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

13. Proof Bakery

3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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.

3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

14. Salt & Straw

1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291
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.

1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90291

15. The Larder at Tavern

11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
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.

11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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16. Valerie Confections

3360 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Valerie Confections

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.

3360 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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