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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. portos bakery in glendate.

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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.

            1. If this is for a birthday, does that mean you're looking for a large size? Many places only sell small ones, but you might have to call a few of these recs to make sure.

              1. La Maison du Pain on Pico and Ridgeley makes fabulous fruit tarts, you can order a large one if you call 2 days ahead. They made one for my birthday last year that was to die for. If you stop by sample their mini tarts, recently they had some small fig ones.

                1. Very belated reply here but for future reference go to the Whole Foods for Life, formerly known as The Los Feliz Bakery. They are an Armenian bakery/grocery store. They make great fruit tarts and other bakery goods. They are on Los Feliz, technically in Los Angeles, but near Glendale. They are off the 5 freeway about 1 mile.

                  1. Also in Los Feliz is the Los Feliz Cafe on Hillhurst, which makes a delicious, large fruit tart.

                    1. Don't know if this is too late, but I bought a very delicious plum tart from Emil's for a girlfriend's birthday and it was a hit! They also have apricot, pear, apple, blueberry....whatever fruits in seaon.

                      http://www.emilsswisspastry.com/

                      1. AMANDINE in West L.A. on Wilshire, can't go wrong there.