For those who need an extra bit of sugar to get into the holiday spirit this year, Los Angeles’s restaurants, bakeries, and pastry pros are here to help. From reindeer gingerbread cookies at Little Flower in Pasadena to pints of jelly doughnut ice cream at Genghis Cohen in West Hollywood, here now are 13 destinations for fabulously festive holiday sweets available for takeout and delivery right now.Read More
13 Destinations for Festive Holiday Sweets in Los Angeles
‘Tis the season for gingerbread cookies, yule logs, and jelly doughnut ice cream
1. Cake Monkey Bakery
The selection of holiday treats at Cake Monkey Bakery hits all the right notes, including eggnog cakewiches, peppermint sandwich cookies, and spiced gingerbread cakes with an orange glaze.
2. The Pie Hole
Come into Pie Hole for the seasonal special peppermint bark pie made with an Oreo crust and filled with a peppermint and white chocolate mousse. Also available is a perfectly celebratory cardamom cherry pie.
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3. Big Sugar Bakeshop
Both the Studio City and Downtown locations of Big Sugar Bakeshop are offering holiday specials like peppermint brownies, cranberry orange scones, molasses sandwich cookies, and pecan pies, available in-stores and for delivery.
4. Little Flower
From simple sweets to decadent treats, Little Flower has it all. Gingerbread people and reindeer cookies are available by the dozen, but consider the buche de noel with meringue mushrooms, sugared cranberries, and candied mint for something even more festive. Order online or by calling the bakery by December 19.
5. Genghis Cohen
In partnership with Cool Haus and DK’s Donuts, West Hollywood’s Gengis Cohen is offering pints of Dr. Dre(idel)’s ice cream — a vanilla bean base, strawberry jam, and plenty of doughnut chunks — for takeout and delivery.
6. Little House Confections
Los Angeles, CA 90048
New this holiday season at Little House Confections is a chocolate peppermint olive oil cake and an eggnog cake. Pick-up is available at both locations — 3rd Street in West Hollywood and at Platform in Culver City. Delivery is also available through Postmates or UberEats.
7. Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura
Together with panettone master Roy Shvartzapel, Gucci Osteria is offering two kinds of panettone this holiday season — one with candied orange peel and raisins and another with orange and gianduia chocolate. Each $150 panettone comes in a Gucci-designed pink tin. Order via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pastry goddess Marge Manzke is baking up panettone and stollen this December. Order forms need to be emailed to email@example.com 24 hours in advance of pick-up time.
Pie wiz Edlyne Nicolas is baking up a duo of seasonal specials including the MerriMint Mocha with a peppermint mocha custard and the coquito cream pie with a spiced coconut custard. Pies are available to pick up in Chinatown on December 23 and 24.
Look to Buñuelitas for snack-sized sweets this holiday season including the signature twist on buñuelos with pastry wheels in a plethora of eye-popping colors and caramel pecan bars. Order through Instagram via direct message.
11. La Monarca Bakery & Cafe
Every location of La Monarca Bakery is offering rosca de reyes for the holidays. Each sweet bread comes with a plastic baby hidden inside per Mexican tradition.
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12. Kirsh Baking Company
Kirsh Baking Company’s irresistible holiday specials include a plethora of pies (apple cranberry, date pecan, banana toffee cream), a peppermint chocolate chip yule log, a black forest cake, and more. Order by December 20 for pick-up on December 23 at Simmzy’s Long Beach.
There may be no finer holiday pick-me-up than a gingerbread cookie paired with a dark chocolate mint mocha latte topped with house-made torched vanilla marshmallows and crushed peppermint candy from San Pedro’s Colossus.