Where's someplace great for dessert that's not a usual suspect?
I'm looking for someplace new to try. It can be a restaurant, truck or bakery...or whatever for that matter. I'm familiar w/ the usual places (i.e., Huckleberry, Providence, Hatfield's, et al) & I love them all, but I'm wondering what else may be out there? It can be anywhere from Venice to Silverlake, I'm not afraid of a little time in the car. Just looking for something new...
Your "usual places (i.e., Huckleberry, Providence, Hatfields, et al)" leaves a LOT of uncovered territory as far as where you have and haven't tried dessert. For instance, have you tried any of the myriad of desserts at Simon/L.A. (including the "junk food" ones)? http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...
I would also recommend the desserts at the Nickel Diner downtown (maple bacon doughnuts along with all the other things they have): http://nickeldiner.com/photos.htm
8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
524 S Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
I really enjoy Craft's desserts. Chef Shannon is the bomb. You can enjoy that in the lounge, or outdoors.
No comment on the SimonLA link (which is comment enough).
I'm not afraid of a little time in the car. Just looking for something new...
Class 302 in Rowland Heights.
Somewhere closer than Rowland Heights? WP24 in downtown LA.
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Patisserie Chantilly - sesame choux
Frances Bakery - souffle cheesecake
Donut Man - summer peach donuts
Scoops - artisanal ice creams
Max's of Manila - halo halo, buko pandan
Porto's Bakery - guava pastries
Olympic Bakery - mango cake
Class 302 - shaved snow
SinBaLa - shaved ice
Kiriko - black truffle ice cream
Colori Kitchen - ricotta cheesecake
WP24's desserts are awful. The only things worth the trip to WP24 are the appetizers.
2383 Lomita Blvd., #104, Lomita, CA 90717
11301 W Olympic Blvd Ste 102, Los Angeles, CA 90064
429 W 8th St, Los Angeles, CA 90014
915 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740
3614 W Magnolia Blvd, Burbank, CA 91505
900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Natas Portuguese Bakery (and cafe) in Sherman Oaks (Ventura & Fulton). Delicious sweet & savory Portuguese pastries--particularly great natas, of course.
Have you tried Joan"s on Third or Sweet Lady Jane?
Sweet Lady Jane Bakery
8360 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Joan's On Third
8346 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Another thought would be the Indonesian desserts at Ramayani on Westwood Blvd. including their "Ice Shanghai" which consists of mixed fruits, cendol (a worm like jelly made from rice flour with green food coloring added) grass jelly and all topped with vanilla syrup and condensed milk. They also do a "frozen durian" dessert which I've never tried.
1777 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
I'm not sure what your post means, but I like the tarte tatin and sesame ice cream at Musha.
424 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
just a few others to toss into the mix...
Bouchon Bistro - nice pastries, wonderful apple tart
Nata's - for natas
Mashti Malone's for Persian treats, rosewater ice cream and goods
Luna Park - for the do it yourself s'mores
Baklava at Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
Persian Bakery.. forget the name next to Feast from the East
Hirozen Gourmet - some neat stuff with ube
Mastro's - Butter Cake
Madeo's Chocolate Souffle
Animal - Donuts and IIRC Tres Leches?
...and a lot more i'm forgetting...
La Provence - some good pastries
544 South Grand, Los Angeles, CA 90071
672 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036
8385 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
1202 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291
8897 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
2087 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Sunnin Lebanese Cafe
1776 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Has anyone had the desserts at Tavern in Brentwood (aside from their Snickers bar thingie?) I am thinking of going there for dessert tomorrow with friends but only if the other desserts are good, as I don't care for peanuts/peanut butter desserts.
I posted more details about our dessert needs for tomorrow night in the follow thread -- if anyone has suggestions I'd love to hear 'em! http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8145...
i like the desserts they serve at Hosteria del Piccolo.
606 Broadway, Santa Monica
PIZZA NUTELLA Hazelnut-chocolate cream and fresh banana 10
PIZZA DOLCE Vanilla custard, fresh strawberries, shredded coconut 10
TIRABIGNÈ Mascarpone cream filled puffs, espresso sauce, cocoa 10
CARPACCIO Fresh pears carpaccio, chocolate crème brulée 10
PANNA Meyer lemon panna cotta: raspberry coulis 10
PANZEROTTI Crispy hot ravioli filled with apples, vanilla-cinnamon sauce 10
FRAGOLE & CO Basket of fresh berries, crème fraiche, chocolate sauce 10
‘NCONO Selection of Italian artisanal gelato and fruit sorbets by GROM 9
Red Medicine served some of the most novel and inspired desserts I've had in LA in a while.
8400 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211