Our top 5 picks for the best bakeries in Los Angeles will truly hit your sweet spot, we promise.
1 Bouchon Bakery
You haven't truly tasted sweet success until you've had one of the sweet treats from legendary chef Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery. You will find this haute spot inside the first floor lobby of Bouchon Bistro in the Beverly Hills Garden Building, but you'll feel as if you've just landed in Paris after tasting some of Keller's delightful confections. The croissant is a must-try as are macarons, which change on a seasonal basis.
235 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (310) 271-9910
2 Sweet Lady Jane
Sweet Lady Jane may be one of the sweetest spots in LA, and you'll find nothing but the freshest ingredients inside its wide range of baked goods. While treats like cream cheese puffs and artisan breads are always on offer, try seasonal goodies like the gingerbread cookies, chocolate candied orange cake and cranberry bread pudding to satiate your sweet tooth.
1631 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403 (310) 254-9499
Huckleberry is delightful. This homey Santa Monica spot serves up artisan breads, pastries, and truly epic desserts. Don't miss the Passionfruit Posset, Blueberry Cornmeal Cake, Chocolate-Chocolate Layer Cake and Eclairs. Oh heck, just try it all. Just expect you'll have to loosen your belt a notch and call it a day - Huckleberry is worth it.
1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401 (310) 451-2311
Proof is often referred to as one of the best bakeries in America, and with good reason. Just wait until you bite into an almond croissant or the fruit pies, which might just be the best thing you'll ever have in your life. The almond frangipane cake with marscapone cream and jam is delightful and the chocolate ganache is divine. There's even a sweet treat for vegans in the form of a tea cake. Everyone deserves a treat, and Proof is the proof.
3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039 (323) 664-8633
5 Susie Cakes
Susie Cakes hits the gold standard for cupcakes. It's an all-American bakery offering the best sweet Americana fare: cupcakes in vanilla, chocolate, fluffy coconut, lemon, strawberry, mocha, peanut butter, red velvet and chocolate mint, custom-made double layer cakes with mouth-watering frosting, puddings, cheesecakes, chocolate chip cookies and even whoopie pies. Whoopie indeed!
3500 N Sepulveda Blvd Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (310) 303-3780