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Jul 21, 2008 10:40 AM

Best Fruit Tart in LA?

I'm looking for a beautiful and yummy seasonal tart for my mother's birthday. Any advise?

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    1. re: samtron608

      The one at Porto's is tasty and great value, but the fruits aren't seasonal, they're always the same ones. If you're looking for seasonal and price is no object, Susina's or other Westside bakeries would have it.

      1. re: CookieEater

        Porto's is a great place, but their fruit tart is just not up to par. They actually use some CANNED fruits on it. Blech.

        1. re: redbobsled

          Lots of stuff at Porto's is out of a can.

    2. I would have to agree with Sam - Porto's is great. There's another branch in Burbank.

      1. le croissant dore in little saigon (a bit far but OMG so good)

        1. I'm a fan of the blackberry tarts (individually sized) at 3 Square Bakery and Rockenwagner Bakery in Venice, Santa Monica, and Mar Vista (three locations). The pastry chef also occasionally makes a fig tart that is really, really good -- give her a call in Mar Vista and see if she'll make some for you. Her name is Meagan.

          1. EuroPane Bakery in Pasadena is #1 in my book and Amandine and La Maison du Pain are also very good for FRESH fruit tarts and more.