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Trying to find - Warm Apple Crisp - or similar dessert - around Arcadia

The Oracle Oct 16, 2006 07:18 PM

Trying to be nice to the boss on boss's day - and trying to find a Warm Apple Crisp or something similar (no chocolate suggestions!).

Know any bakeries or restaurants around the area that might have it?

Looking for something nearby that I can pickup within a 5 minute drive or so (sierra madre, monrovia, arcadia preferred).


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    AquaW RE: The Oracle Oct 16, 2006 07:29 PM

    I don't recall any notable bakeries in the area. You may wanna check with Peach Cafe (which has some pie-y fruit dessert every now and then), but otherwise- probably Trader Joe's off Huntington in Monrovia. G'luck


    1. ipsedixit RE: The Oracle Oct 16, 2006 08:44 PM

      Julienne in San Marino makes seasonal cobblers to-go.


      1. monku RE: The Oracle Oct 16, 2006 11:40 PM

        How about Claim Jumpers in Monrovia on Huntington Drive. I remember they had that deep dish apple pie. Or any other desert as big as his head.

        1. monku RE: The Oracle Oct 16, 2006 11:50 PM

          There's also that Kelly's Coffee & Fudge in that shopping center mall next to Macaroni Grill on Huntington Drive.

          I know you said no chocolate but they have baked items there too.


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            heckonwheels RE: The Oracle Oct 17, 2006 04:59 PM

            Kelly's has been closed at that location for awhile now. It's currently occupied by Taisho.

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              Terahertz RE: The Oracle Oct 17, 2006 05:58 PM

              I think Robbins has a good apple or berry cobler. Robbins is in Pasadena, but in close proximity to Sierra Madre (located on Rosemead north of Foothill).


              1. chica RE: The Oracle Oct 17, 2006 06:03 PM

                I suggest Peach Cafe - they do fantastic berry pies. Ask for the bumbleberry (at least 4 different berries) if they have it. They also offer other great desserts, including lemon bars, the sin bar, raspberry bars, premise-made biscotti, and smaller cakes.

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                  pgarey RE: The Oracle Dec 15, 2006 03:38 PM

                  For peach cobbler, I recommend "Big Mama’s Rib Shack" on north Lake, in Pasadena. It's just a bit further than you'd asked for, but it's the best peach cobbler I can recall having ever eaten. Rich fruit / flakey crust / generous portion / modest price.

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                    WHills RE: The Oracle Dec 15, 2006 08:02 PM

                    For bakeries in Arcadia, you should really try the Chinese ones. JJs in the Din Tai Fung plaza off of Baldwin has great cakes and very beautiful too! There is a bakery in the Arcadia Supermarket plaza off of Duarte that has great fruit tarts that are cheap.

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                      AquaW RE: WHills Dec 16, 2006 12:24 PM

                      Unlikely any of those places will serve anything close to an apple tart though (tends to be too sweet for Chinese preference)


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