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ISO Marzipan fruits, etc. in LA area

jamlaw Dec 11, 2007 11:28 PM

I love love love those crafted marzipan fruits and vegetables, but am having a hard time finding any place that sells them individually in Los Angeles. I'd love to get them as a gift and not have to order some pre-assorted plastic package off of Amazon or something.

Does anyone know of any place to get them around here? (Online is totally fine too, as long as it's not that standard 12 piece fruit box or from the UK cos I can't afford the shipping) :)

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    slacker Dec 11, 2007 11:40 PM

    I thought I saw some at Surfas.

    1. ElsieDee Dec 12, 2007 12:34 AM

      I'm pretty sure that I've seen these in the display cases at Sarki's bakery in Pasadena / Altadena. Hopefully someone else can chime in to confirm or deny. I'll try to swing by in the next couple of days, to check.

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      1. re: ElsieDee
        Hailyn Dec 12, 2007 01:27 AM

        Yes, Sarki's does indeed have a good selection of marzipan fruit. It's on Washington Blvd. just east of Allen in Pasadena; there's also one in Glendale.

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          jamlaw Dec 12, 2007 09:17 AM

          Awesome! thanks everyone, I'll check it out.

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        Diana Dec 12, 2007 06:41 AM

        La Galette in Sherman Oaks sometimes has them.

        Cost Plus sells a limited selection, as well as marzipan pigs, etc. Good prices, too.

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        1. re: Diana
          silverlakebodhisattva Dec 12, 2007 08:53 AM

          The Cost Plus prices are roughly half what you'd pay in a bakery, etc.

          1. re: silverlakebodhisattva
            bagdoodle Dec 12, 2007 09:24 AM

            The Farmers Market at 3rd & Fairfax in Los Angeles has them, as does the bakery department at Canter's, also on Fairfax

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          PayOrPlay Dec 12, 2007 07:11 PM

          Leonidas. Expensive, excellent.

          331 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA

          49 W Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA

          Leonidas Belgian Chocolat
          201 N Larchmont Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

          1. SilverlakeGirl Dec 12, 2007 07:14 PM

            Gelson's has them as well ... all the time.

            I never try them as I am never convinced they are as fresh as I require.

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              notavegan Dec 13, 2007 10:11 AM

              I've had some at Paris Pastry in Westwood (1448 Westwood Blvd.)

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                roastingjoe Dec 13, 2007 10:22 AM

                Susina has a nice selection. 323-934-7400. Beverly Bl just W of La Brea.

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