ISO Best Blueberry Muffin
- ReelMike84 Dec 27, 2009 04:34 AM
For my girlfriends birthday every year I like to take her to places that serve some of her favorite foods.
First on my list are blueberry muffins. I'll destination drive from my Woodland Hills home over an hour for the perfect muffin if it means making her birthday that much more special. Though keeping it under a 2 hour drive is preferred.
Where's the best blueberry muffin and how far will this journey take me?
what a good guy!
does she prefer dense/cakey or fluffy? streusely topping or none?
dense/cakey - K's Donut Emporium does dense, uber-moist muffins.
Porto's has the fluffier variety
Clementine has a sour cream blueberry muffin/coffee cake that was also well-liked by my blueberry muffin fiend of an ex.
And though this may sound like heresy, Ralphs Market actually does pretty damn good fluffy style muffins with a streusel topping.
Hope others chime in, as I'm sure they will!
I like them moist, Emme, but light -- not dense -- and not "fluffy," as you described the Porto's muffins. That crunchy top is very important, because it's the lingering, final memory of the muffin experience. Gold star for places where you can also get outstanding bacon, coffee, and juice. I guarantee you that if these kinds of muffins are available in Los Angeles, the OP and his girlfriend will live happily ever after! (Just trying to motivate you muffin experts to tell what you know.)
It's not a muffin, but the blueberry corn cake at Huckleberry is transcendent and worth a schlep from Woodland Hills.
I know I'm late in replying and that it might be too far but King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant in Torrance makes some killer blueberry muffins. They have a nice streusel topping, a firm crust and a perfect center. They are on the smallish side, though.
King's Hawaiian Bakery & Restaurant
2808 Sepulveda Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90505