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Bear Claws

a_and_w Feb 26, 2007 03:38 PM

Any places on the west side that have noteworthy bear claws? I'm especially partial to dark marzipan filling, like they use at Neldam's Bakery up north.

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  1. Emme RE: a_and_w Jan 24, 2008 07:40 PM

    try europane.

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      sharkgirl88 RE: Emme Jan 24, 2008 09:10 PM

      Emil's Swiss Pastry on Barry Avenue. Try their almond croissant too :)

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        a_and_w RE: sharkgirl88 Apr 17, 2008 04:18 PM

        Finally got around to trying Emil's bear claw, which was almost exactly what I was looking for. I could have used a little icing, but the filling was perfect. Thanks for the tip!

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        b0ardkn0t RE: Emme Apr 17, 2008 05:20 PM

        though not technically on west side, still some of the best around.

      3. a_and_w RE: a_and_w Jan 25, 2008 08:53 AM

        Awesome -- thanks for the tips!

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          toniw RE: a_and_w Jan 28, 2008 10:54 AM

          Dupars!!!! have them heat it and add a little butter on top...my mouth is watering

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          glutton RE: a_and_w Jan 28, 2008 03:37 PM

          I think you can get that at Alpine Village in their bakery area. They're in Torrance, just off the 405.

          1. 420 Reasons to eat RE: a_and_w Apr 17, 2008 05:13 PM

            I heard someone mention Stan's and Bear Claw in the same sentence. We where in Westwood, so maybe it is close.

            I love Dad's Doughnuts in Burbank.

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              HeavyCream RE: a_and_w Apr 17, 2008 05:36 PM

              The most amazing marzipan bear claw in the city can be found on the west side! At the Santa Monica Saturday morning Farmer's Market, there is a baker (I think he is from Pasadena?) whose booth is the furthest one to the east on Arizona. You have to go early, the pastries sell out by 9-9:30. After that, all that remains is bread.

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                Servorg RE: HeavyCream Apr 17, 2008 05:41 PM

                I posted this elsewhere, but Primo's Donuts on Sawtelle just north of National just started making excellent Bear Claws a couple of weeks ago (and they also just began opening on Sunday's - completing the 7 day septfecta).

                Primo's - making Angeleno's looking more like donuts for over 50 years.

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                  HeavyCream RE: Servorg Apr 17, 2008 06:07 PM

                  is this the same place that makes the famous buttermilk donuts?

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                    Servorg RE: HeavyCream Apr 17, 2008 08:33 PM

                    Right you are. Buttermilk bars, either glazed or unglazed.

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                      mar52 RE: Servorg Apr 17, 2008 10:11 PM

                      And incredible chocolate pretzels!

                      Emils is my go to place for occasion cakes. Delicious but they don't know how to decorate.

                      I'm going blank on the name of the bakery at Gelson's.

                      Darned old age!

                      Ben.. now I don't remember the spelling! (Like Benish)

                      1. re: mar52
                        petradish RE: mar52 Apr 18, 2008 12:16 AM

                        Viktor Bene's

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