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Jan 13, 2008 05:56 PM

Where are some of the best bakeries in LA?

Where are your favorite bakeries in LA? I live on the westside but I am willing to drive a bit if it is worth it.

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  1. This bakery is one of the best cuban bakeries in town. The cakes to sandwiches are to die for! I recommend not to eat there very loud. If you want to order a cake just go and pick up. Must go!~

    Porto's Bakery
    3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505

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    1. re: helluva meal

      Here's the other (the original) branch.

      Porto's Bakery
      315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        Since you just gave me such great info about where to 'eat' in Long Beach, can you tell me where the greatest bakeries are in or near Long Beach?

        1. re: chemchef

          I have a confession to make. None of those places I gave you are in Long Beach. I have never eaten in Long Beach, except one absolutely hellacious banquet dinner aboard the Queen Mary. I couldn't tell you about great bakeries in Long Beach.

          That said, if you get down here to OC, we have Van's Bakery, which is a Vietnamese bakery and a vision all unto itself -- picture French pastries and Vietnamese charcuterie all in one place.

    2. Paris Baguette. The stores are mostly located in different areas of Koreatown but they are spreading to other areas.

        1. bakeries in the westside (in random order)

          1) clementine
          2) urth cafe
          3) jin patisserie
          4) susiecakes
          5) vanilla bakeshop

            1. re: mollyomormon

              For Jewish style bakeries try Bea's Bakery in Tarzana. In the fairfax area try the bakery at Canters Deli. Both are wonderful.

              1. re: SIMIHOUND

                You are joking about Canters right?

                1. re: friedegg67

                  What's wrong with Canter's? I've never been disappointed with anything I've gotten at its bakery.