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Dec 30, 2011 09:12 AM

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate

I have a friend coming to visit from out of town, and she's a self-proclaimed Chocoholic. So I'm hoping to gather suggestions for the very best chocolate dishes throughout the L.A. land.

For my purposes, I'm probably more interested in desserts (at restaurants and cafes, both high and low end, or at bakeries, or food trucks, or anywhere they're available) as opposed to confections (like truffles or artisan candies) although feel free to rave about those too.

Essentially looking for all of your very favorite chocolate-centric concoctions, hot or cold or somewhere in between. Anything that might appear in a real chocolate lover's dream.

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  1. Josie's chocolate bread pudding.

    2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

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    1. At Porto's: chocolate croissant, Parisian cake, Opera cake!

      Hot chocolate from Leonidas is a must for any chocoholic!

      1. Try Syrup in DTLA.

        From chocolate waffles, to chocolate crepes, to hot chocolate, to chocolate pastries, your friend can sample a cornucopia of chocolate desserts.

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          The chocolate-iest dessert I have had recently was at Milo and Olive. Zoe turned out a chocolate tort that was a beautiful, dense slice of the best chocolate ever. . Served with a big dollop of freshly whipped cream. I have no idea if it is available every day but it was on Tuesday. My husband, who is the great chocolate connoisseur, said it was one of the best chocolate desserts he ever tasted.

        2. The chocolate blackout cupcake at Sweet n Savory Bakery on Huntington in San Marino/South Pasadena.

          And the brownies ( I like their walnut brownies best, but they have oreo brownies that are good, too) at Big Sugar Bakeshop on Ventura Blvd in Studio City.

          1. The Langham does a chocolate afternoon tea. Personally, I haven't been because of schedule conflicts but plan to. Anyone else want to chime in?