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Funnel Cakes

Augusta Mar 24, 2005 10:50 AM

Where can I find funnel cakes in the LA area? I know they're available at various amusement parks, county fairs, etc... but is there a bakery or restaurant that makes these?

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    Adsvino Mar 24, 2005 10:59 AM

    Yes, love. They are made at the LA Farmers Market on third and Fairfax.

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      emilymm Mar 26, 2007 09:05 PM

      The funnel cake place at FM is pretty good. Lots of different toppings to choose from. But then again, you cant go wrong with friend dough and powdered sugar. Yum!

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        gemynd_infuria Nov 14, 2007 08:37 PM

        hey :) do you know the name of the place in farmer's market where they sell the funnel cakes? thanks.

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          emilymm Nov 25, 2007 08:44 PM

          I do not know the name of the place that sells the funnel cakes at FM. It's right near Pampas Grill and Magee's. Hope that helps! Just wonder around FM and you'll be sure to find lots of tasty things !

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      heckonwheels Mar 24, 2005 11:11 AM

      Sam's Deli, on Myrtle Ave. just south of Colorado Bl. in Monrovia, makes funnel cakes on Friday nights.

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        shadow55 Mar 25, 2007 10:44 PM

        Check out The Funnel House at Shoreline Village, Long Beach. They cook them up every day over there and even have ice cream and fruit if you wish. Yum, Yum.

        1. katkoupai Mar 25, 2007 10:52 PM

          I recently saw a Funnel Cake place in the Irvine Spectrum directory online. I have not been there, but it sounded worth checking out.

          Funnel Factory - (949) 453-1410 - 83 Fortune Dr, Irvine, CA

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            AquaW Mar 27, 2007 03:01 AM

            Been a few times (though not recently); it's good, though funnel cakes are one of those things that's pretty hard to mess up.

            Wonder how long before they get gourmet & gussied up in LA's chic restaurants.


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            meamhungry Mar 26, 2007 09:30 AM

            I was driving down Sherman Way over the weekend, and pulled over to the side of the road was a Funnel Cake truck, kinda like an Ice Cream truck or Taco Truck. It seemed kinda weird. There were a few people around it and the lady working it was doling them out. I was tempted to pull over and get one, but had second thoughts when I thought about how clean the cooking oil might be.

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              nightlife Oct 21, 2009 01:15 PM

              Do you remember the name of the funnelcake truck?!

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              AquaW Mar 27, 2007 03:02 AM

              The pier @ Santa Monica has a funnel cake place; yep, kinda an amusement area, but at least you don't have to pay an entrance fee to get to 'em ;) .


              1. Clare K Mar 27, 2007 08:37 AM

                Opus is serving funnel cakes as a dessert at their bar. I've had it and it's excellent!

                Clare K.

                1. stochasticgirl Nov 14, 2007 09:02 PM

                  Crepe in the Grip in Alhambra has funnel cake in addition to crepes. They are a Chinese shop though, so their funnel cake doesn't taste quite the same as the ones you'd get at the county fair. They are open late, though, which is great when I get a killer crepe craving and don't want to drive all the way to the Farmer's Market.

                  Crepe In the Grip
                  7 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA

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                    Big N Fat Nov 26, 2007 03:20 PM

                    My very first funnel cake experience was indeed in an amusement park. Knott's Berry Farm to be precise. Love them. I believe one of the chains were selling them for a while. Possibly IHOP. Might have been a special, not sure.

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                      Big N Fat Sep 22, 2008 01:03 AM

                      I will be heading back to Knott's in December and am looking forward to a funnel cake. They used to be over by the Log Ride.

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