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fresh peaches, peach pie, peach galette, peach tart, peach cobbler, peach ice cream, peaches and cream, peach melba, peach upside-down cake...

where do you get your peach fix?

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  1. Fosselman's for fresh peach ice cream.
    Bake & Broil for fresh peach pie.

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    1. re: monku

      Tavern is doing roast peaches Actually. my peach fix comes from the SMFarmer's market. I just eat those amazing juicy peaches unadorned/naked/raw. Fantastic!

      1. re: monku

        Drove by Fosselman's today and they're still on fresh black raspberry and mango ice creams. Peach must be just around the corner.

        1. re: monku

          Was there on the 18th and they have peach.

          1. re: luckattack

            Due for a stop now. They didn't list peach on the sign outside.

        2. re: monku

          B&B also has a yummy fresh peach cake. Layers of yellow cake with a filling that tastes like whipped cream blended with custard, sliced fresh peaches, then frosted with whipped cream.

          1. re: monku

            I'm going down to Long Beach this weekend - is Bake n' Broil's pie REALLY good? If so, I'm going to have to stop in and get some - I LOVE fresh fruit pies (but find it's not worth the time to make one when it's just me and my husband).

            1. re: aching

              Bake 'n Broil can produce outstanding peach pies -- when the peaches are outstandingly peachy. During the scare of 2008, one reason I was so upset with Donut Man -- a place that I advocate the way Burger Boy advocates 26 Beach -- was that Bake 'n Broil's first peach pies of that season were fantastic. If they have great peaches, I asked, why not Donut Man? Ironically, just as Donut Man began getting better fruit, Bake 'n Broil stopped making peach pie/shortcake/etc., because THEIR peach-provider was sending them mushy fruit! The lesson, I guess, is: call BnB and ask if good peaches are available this year. Alternatively, just head over and put the question to them in person, because you won't go wrong ordering one of their other very good fruit pies (or cakes or anything else on the long dessert list).

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              Bake 'n Broil
              3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

              1. re: hnsbmg

                Bake & Broil peach pie is excellent who knows where they get the peaches.

              2. re: aching

                We went to Bake 'n Broil last night and had the peach pie - it was AMAZING! I was a bit skeptical at first because the peach slices were so perfectly glazed, they looked like canned peaches - but they tasted unmistakably fresh and delicious. My cousin has the olallieberry pie, which could have used more sugar, I thought - but I would return again and again for the peach pie. Thanks for the rec!

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                Bake 'n Broil
                3697 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA 90807

            2. Donut Man in Glendora, for their fresh peach donuts... Thanks for the reminder [stomach gurgles]...

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              Donut Man
              915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

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              1. re: J.L.

                Don't forget that two years ago Donut Man caused panic in the streets when they started the season (in August) with beautiful but unripe peaches. They freely admitted the problem and eventually fixed it, so my advice is to call them once the peach season starts and make sure everything is copacetic before making a long drive over.

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                Donut Man
                915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

                1. re: hnsbmg

                  Hopefully, this doesn't sound dumb, but when exactly does peach season start (or peak) here in LA?

                  1. re: mdpilam

                    I'd say in a couple of weeks. Usually somewhere around late July through August. The FMs already are filled with soft fruits but based on what I've seen and tried, I'd give the peaches and nectarines another couple of weeks.

                    1. re: bulavinaka

                      Well, if my backyard tree is any indication, it's already started ...

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        You're probably right. I just got back from the local FM and the difference between last week's peaches/nectarines and this week's are pretty significant. Let the chin-dripping begin! :)

                        1. re: bulavinaka

                          I've been having crack - sorry, peaches- from farmers markets since about 2 weeks ago, and they were/are perfect.

                          1. re: bad nono

                            I've also been enjoying delicious farmer's market peaches (and nectarines) for the past 2 weeks. I think peak season is here!

                            1. re: Nicole

                              Yes but even during peach season, there are plenty of farmer's market vendors out there right now selling sour peaches and nectarines.

                              Ken of Ken's Top Notch Produce consistently delivers amazingly sweet, flavorful peaches and nectarines. Just a warning though-- his white nectarines are the crunchy kind popular in Asia (though they are incredibly sweet) and his yellow peaches (marketed as "mango peaches") have been gone by 10:00 (this is at the Sunday Hollywood market). He has a smaller stand on Saturdays at Virginia Park in SM, and at Torrance some time during the week (maybe Thurs?)

                              I fell in love with Ken's stone fruits a few years back and my wife and I visited his farm near Fresno for our anniversary. We combined it with a trip to Organic Pastures, because we're like that.

                              Mr Taster

              2. Where are all these peaches coming from , Georgia? When I check the U-pick peaches farms in Southern California, they all say to come in October.

                1. Sorry I didn't report this sooner, but I had a major system crash and am only now getting back online: I asked at Donut Man, and they said they would have peaches starting this weekend.

                  BTW, I got a very unsatisfactory Fresh Peach shake at Fosselman's this evening. It had an unappealing processed flavor with no discernible pieces of peach -- much more a product of the factory than the farm, it seemed. (Fortunately, it didn't have the bad aftertaste that you get with poor-quality ice cream.) I didn't realize the problem until I had driven down the street, when it was too late to do anything about it. I'll be interested to hear if others have a better experience.

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                  1. re: hnsbmg

                    try the peach gelato at Bulgarini in Altadena...ooh such flavor!