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Dec 10, 2011 08:11 AM

Where can I find great CHEESE DANISH in LA?

Hi Hounds,

Not wanting to drive all the way to Solvang, where can I find a really good cheese danish in Los Angeles?

I want to purchase an entire danish (not just a slice). Checked out the Danish bakery downtown HYGGE, but did not have luck in finding cheese danish there... unless they've added it recently.

Thanks for your help!

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  1. Believe it or not Costco. On the large size with six pull apart pieces in a round pie shape package in the fresh bakery area,

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    1. re: wienermobile

      Thanks, wienermobile. Unfortunately I'm one of the few people on Planet Earth without a Costco membership! (I think I'm intimidated by the sheer magnitude of the place...)

    2. Portos has a few different flavors like guava and cheese, Pineapple and cheese & Apricot and cheese.... Very very good.

      Porto's Bakery
      315 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

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      1. re: wienermobile

        2nd the guava cheese puffs just because they're so darn addictive. To me though, they aren't quite the same as something you'd get in Solvang.

        1. re: DrBruin

          Porto's guava cheese strudel is the best pastry for under $1 that I've ever had.

        2. re: wienermobile

          The Border Grill Stop at the kisok on the corner of Fig/Wilshire has a $2 Guava Empanada (guava jam • cream cheese • cojita). Have it heated up on the griddle. Delish! BGS also has good coffee.
          601 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
          (213) 244-6861
          M-F: 7AM - 3PM
          CLOSED: Sat & Sun

          Border Grill Stop
          601 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

        3. Bouchon Bakery has a great cheese danish.

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          1. re: A5 KOBE

            I suggest Bea's Bakery. They have open or closed style and I believe even a cinnamon cheese danish. BTW the cheese strudel and all their danish are amazing. They are at Reseda Blvd and Ventura Blvd in Tarzana. 818-344-0100

            In LA go to the bakery at Canters Deli on Fairfax and Oakwood. It is never mentioned but it is a great bakery with a long long history.

            Canter's Fairfax Restaurant
            419 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

            Bea's Bakery
            18450 Clark St, Tarzana, CA 91356

            1. re: SIMIHOUND

              Thanks to all of you... these choices all sound yum-a-licious!

              1. re: Liquid Sky

                I love Bea's - high quality, traditional jewish bakery, VERY fresh. But they are far from me!

                So I also have to rec portos. They have a pear/cheese danish that is surprisingly good - not too sweet, very sophisticated, yummy. And their cheese rolls - not quite a pastry, not quite a danish - are divine. If you are near a portos, check them out!

                1. re: Liquid Sky

                  If you go to Bea's, be sure to try their chocolate chip danish. Superb!

              1. Outside LA but, certainly far closer than Solvang -- and within the county at that -- are two exquisite versions of cheese danish in Los Alamitos' The Great Dane Bakery and Alsace-Lorraine Pastries in the Bixby Knolls section of Long Beach. Both are totally worth the drive south.

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                1. re: Kris P Pata

                  I'll second The Great Dane. They have a location on Warner just off Goldenwest in Huntington Beach too... and since we're discussing the 405, we need to talk about Christopher Garren's in Costa Mesa.