Maggie's Bakery in North Hollywood
Shockingly, this place has never been mentioned on our boards! Maggie's Bakery is a gorgeous shiny decadent looking place with glinting brass, polished glass, and the kind of lighting that makes you wanna buy stuff. Don't let their address fool you. They're located in a strip mall on the East side of the street on Lankershim, a bit North of Victory.
They have showcases full of hand-made gorgeous little pastries and tons of beautiful baklava. And their cakes look like someone who genuinely cares made them. The prices are great. Less than $2.00 for a "rum roll," which is rich enough and big enough for three people. It is shaped like a cannoli, but it's shell is a disc of chocolate instead of a disc of pastry. It is filled with a thick, RUMMY, extremely rich chocolate fudgy filling, and a bit of chopped nuts for good measure.
I believe that they are open until 9pm everyday except Sunday. I guess they close earlier on Sunday. ...I'll call them and find out their hours for you...
Ok, they're open: Monday-Saturday 7am- 9pm
Sunday 7am- 8pm
6530 Lankershim Blvd # L
North Hollywood, CA 91606
This place deserves another shout-out! That chocolate rum-roll was extraordinary. Terrific baklava. Beautiful looking pastries, cookies and fruit tarts. They obviously do a lot of special occasion cakes. The mini-mall also has an Armenian grocery store with their own seasoned meats and an interesting deli case. Also a kabob restaurant, lots of lamb on their menu. I'll have to come back.
There pastries are delicious, beautiful and inexpensive. I love the place.
They also have meat stuffed dough called pierashkies that are delicious as well. Not something you would expect at a bakery but I pick some up for a quick bite when I am there.
The strip mall it is in is a parking disaster. The armenian girls that work the counter are super friendly but barely speak english. But who cares. Just point at what you want.