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Feb 26, 2007 03:38 PM

Bear Claws

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. re: Emme

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

      1. re: sharkgirl88

        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!

      2. re: Emme

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

      3. Awesome -- thanks for the tips!

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        1. re: a_and_w

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

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

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: HeavyCream

                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.

                1. re: Servorg

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

                  1. re: HeavyCream

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

                    1. re: Servorg

                      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)