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Had the Peach & Blackberry the other day, GREAT ! ! ! Not to sweet and the crust was very good. Tried the Red Velvet Cake also, really tasty, frosting a bit sweet for me. They also do sugar free cobblers on certain days of the week, call ahead.This is my new go to place.

http://www.cobblerlady.com/

3854 Crenshaw Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008-1821
Phone: 323-298-2144

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  1. Hey BB,

    is this new or one of the joints that's big there for years, do you have a cross street. maybe will get my phillip's or chef marilyn's fix and then stop by.

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    1. re: kevin

      It is in something called The Crenshaw Plaza, been aroun for 20 years, this location for 5 years. it is 6 to 8 blocks from Phiilips in Leimert Park or maybe 15 blocks from the Adams location. I loved it and the young lady who waited on me was great, some of the best service anywhere, so friendly and welcomming.

    2. sounds good.

      1. Yes, the sugar free stuff is really good. As posted previously I believe its made 3 days a week--different flavors on different days, but sometimes they have refrigerated leftovers on the other days.

        1. Cherry on the weekends!

          1. Had the cherry today, and I am not a cherry fan, GREAT !, nothing I have had is too sweet, these guys are doing it right! Found out that the sugar free and the big trays, except peach, need to be ordered in person.

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            1. re: Burger Boy

              Hello, Burger Boy! We were also there earlier today...I agree -- GREAT!!!

              We shared a small blackberry cobbler. Before tasting, we agreed to eat half and wrap the remainder for tomorrow...but that didn't happen! One taste and the rest disappeared...I just don't know what happened!

              So, we purchased a medium-sized cherry to take home; we thought the cherry must be special because they make it only on weekends and all of the small-sized servings were already sold. In fact, I bought the last medium-sized one they had, and it was still early in the day.

              The two ladies running the store were very friendly, and I am happy to tell the world that this is a terrific Chowhound find! By the way, parking in front is very easy.

              1. re: liu

                I got the last small cherry at around 11-11:15

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  I'm glad it was a fellow 'Hound! You must have been there just before we arrived. We were coming from Elite (formerly New Concept) dim sum and just stopped by to take one home because, of course, we were very full from dim sum. HOWEVER...so delicious!

            2. what's the point of "sugar free?"

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              1. re: markethej

                I'm guessing that "sugar free" means that no sugar is added, since many types of fruit naturally have plenty of sugar already. And being that so many people have their reasons not to take in any more sugar than they have to, it's a nice option. I'm more like you, in that I think a little extra sugar helps certain fruit dishes sing, but if the fruit is perfect, like say a late spring/early summer strawberry, it really doesn't need anything else to dress it up.

                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Actually, I believe they use splenda?

                  1. re: Burger Boy

                    Oh no - not that stuff?!?! Oh well, I guess if you're hankerin' for a cobbler, and your doc has told you to back off of the sugar, then it's a worthwhile comp...

                    1. re: bulavinaka

                      The nice thing is none of their cobblers are real sweet, so you can skate by a bit with the real thing, wish the would use honey or some other natural alternative.

                      1. re: Burger Boy

                        The Cobbler Lady doesn't use Splenda. I was told by Pam (The Cobbler Lady) that agave nector is used for the sugar-free stuff. I think that agave nector's a perfect natural sweetener (that's low glycemic).

                  2. re: bulavinaka

                    Yes, that's it! Their cobblers "SING!" So beautifully put, bulavinaka!

                2. Although I can't seem to find it quickly, someone on these ChowBoards recommended that we'all try the Cobbler Factory in Pasadena. Well, of course we did!

                  At the Cobbler Factory we shared a small peach cobbler made with fresh peaches; it was very good. We then took home a small blackberry -- in the name of science so that we could compare the one we recently had at The Cobbler Lady. We also took home a sweet potato pie; much to our dismay (!!!) she only had the large size, so we took that.

                  We did not care for The Cobbler Factory blackberry; it was gelatinous and just tasted "off." In contrast, we LOVED The Cobbler Lady's blackberry! The sweet potato pie from The Cobbler Factory was quite good, and I would return for just that.

                  So, if I want cobbler -- and who doesn't! -- I will return to Crenshaw Blvd. for The Cobbler Lady!

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                  1. re: liu

                    I've been meaning to try the Cobbler Factory in Pasadena for a while. Whenever I walk by, there are no customers in there. It kind of scares me. It smells good though. Thanks for the info. I take it the Cobbler Lady in LA was all around better? I bet they have a higher turnover rate.

                    1. re: katkoupai

                      you are correct. pretty empty, very simple joint, gumbo too. which is interesting. the problem is it's on a side street off colorado, in a tiny storefront. it looks a little like harriet's cheesecakes in decor.

                      1. re: kevin

                        Have you tried their cobbler? Is it any good?

                        1. re: katkoupai

                          If you are specifically asking kevin, I don't want to respond. If your inquiry is about the cobbler, I did post above on a comparison of both cobbler places: The Cobbler Factory in Pasadena and The Cobbler Lady on Crenshaw. Except for the very good sweet potato pie at the Factory, I think The Cobbler Lady wins!

                          1. re: liu

                            Got it, liu. I was indeed asking kevin if he had tried the Cobbler Factory in Pasadena, as well. I read and appreciated your review of both places. Thanks for this clarification. :)

                            1. re: katkoupai

                              And I am completely tantalized by your pomegranate, katkoupai!

                              1. re: liu

                                Thanks, liu. :-)

                          2. re: katkoupai

                            did try the cobbler here too, only the peach though (personal size) with scoops of Haagen Daaz vanilla or is it french vanilla ice cream, all for three fifty. a meal in an of itself. granted the peaches in general are canned and that'll be the case with most cobbler joints around town. this is the cobbler factory in pasadena i'm talking about. once again, last time i checked they also serve gumbo too. it also seems like a family operation which is always quite nice.

                            1. re: kevin

                              Ok. Thanks, kevin. May have to try the peach cobbler at the Cobbler Factory, then. :-)

                        2. re: katkoupai

                          Dont be afraid, they're real friendly folk and they make great cobbler.
                          It does sell out, however, and then they're out for the day. (So get there early.)

                          http://www.thegourmetcobblerfactory.c...

                          1. re: ozzygee

                            Thanks. I appreciate the link. I didn't know they had a website, with good pictures and info on their cobbler. :)

                        3. re: liu

                          Yea, that would be me that posted about The Cobbler Factory hoping that you would try and compare it to The Cobbler Lady! Sorry that you didn't find it that good, I've always had good blackberry, boysenberry, mixed berry, (and for GF) peach cobblers there, usually hot from the oven! As you saw, it really is more of a hole in the wall operation than The Cobbler Lady, informally run by the children of the founder.