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CH 911! Cinnamon Monkey Bread?

So, I'm craving some delicious, doughy, cinnamon-y, sticky, sweet Monkey Bread. It's an addiction ... I know I could make it, but like Veruca, "I want it now!".

Any restaurants in LA have a delicious one on their dessert menu? I know Craftsteak in Vegas has one that is outstanding, but the Craft here in LA does not have one on the menu.

Help!

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  1. Hmm. I'd be interested in this too. I was going to the cooks illustrated recipe... but I'd like something in LA to compare it to!

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    1. re: Lmo1823

      From reading around it looks like maybe Euro Pane in Pasadena has it, but I'm not 100% positive.

      I ended up making my own on Sunday, which REALLY hit the spot. Sure, I ended up waiting a day, but man was it good! That being said, I'd still love to know of a place(s) here in LA that carry it ... especially a place with it on the dessert menu for some late(r) night treats.

    2. Isn't there a place in the 3rd St Farmers Market that carries Monkey Bread?

      1. Smart and Final has it frozen, you just toss it in the oven.

        1. Monkey breads are popular in Hawaii. If you're around the South Bay, you might also try some of the places that would sell baked goods to folks from the Islands.

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          1. re: bulavinaka

            Kings Hawaiin Bakery and their Local Place has it. I had one a couple weeks ago and it was pretty good.

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            The Local Place
            18605 S Western Ave, Gardena, CA 90248

            Kings Hawaiian
            2808 Sepulveda Blvd, Torrance, CA

          2. Most of the Bristol Farms bakery sections carry a pretty decent one

            1. Try Viktor Benes' at Gelson's.

              Also, Thee's Continental Bakery at Farmers' Market.

              1. Did you have any luck finding a good monkey bread? In case you've had no luck, you can always make your own. Here's a how-to from Howdini's website:

                http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-...

                This is a spin on monkey bread where the dough balls are filled with mascarpone:

                http://www.howdini.com/howdini-video-...

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                1. re: bulavinaka

                  Thanks bulavinaka; as I said in my earlier post (way towards the top), I did end up making my own, which was delish! That being said, I do appreciate all of the recs!

                  Now I know where to go when I am in the mood!