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Best Fruit Tart in LA?

Delicious Lily Jul 21, 2008 10:40 AM

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

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    jillso Jul 30, 2008 05:30 PM

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

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      fdb Jul 30, 2008 04:30 PM

      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.


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        mandelabra Jul 30, 2008 12:58 PM

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

        1. HoundDogz Jul 30, 2008 12:34 PM

          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.

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            bad nono Jul 21, 2008 02:07 PM

            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. CookieEater Jul 21, 2008 01:46 PM

              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.

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                sel Jul 21, 2008 01:02 PM

                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.

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                  glutton Jul 21, 2008 12:07 PM

                  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.

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                    ns1 Jul 21, 2008 11:17 AM

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

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                      plendergastronome Jul 21, 2008 11:12 AM

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

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                        samtron608 Jul 21, 2008 10:50 AM

                        portos bakery in glendate.

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                        1. re: samtron608
                          CookieEater Jul 21, 2008 11:03 AM

                          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
                            redbobsled Jul 21, 2008 12:22 PM

                            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
                              jillso Jul 30, 2008 05:30 PM

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

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