We all know the familiar feeling of craving something sweet, whether you’re on your way home from Orange County events or you just finished up dinner. In either case, it’s hard to shake off a sweet tooth once it hits. Luckily, Los Angeles is home to many delicious dessert shops that offer tons of delicious options for any treat you may be in the mood for. From pies to churros and everything in between, here are some of Los Angeles’ most beloved stops for all things sweet:
1) The Pie Hole
If pie is your favorite dessert, then you need to head over to The Pie Hole immediately! This dessert shop focuses on baking delicious pies from scratch, as well as other tasty pastries. Whether you’re in the mood for classics like Mom’s Apple Crumble or more innovative flavors like an Earl Grey Tea Pie or Mexican Hot Chocolate pie, The Pie Hole has something for every taste. Make sure you stop by one of their many Los Angeles and Orange County locations the next time you’re craving a sweet bite of pie.
2) Porto’s Bakery
Porto’s Bakery is well known for always having long lines out their door- and for good reason! They bake fresh delicious Cuban pastries, including fan favorites like guava and cheese strudel and dulce de leche besito cookies. However, if you don’t have the biggest sweet tooth Porto’s has you covered! They also offer incredible savory treats, like potato balls and meat pies. While Porto’s has 5 locations in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas, they also offer shipping so you can bake their pasties right in your own oven!
3) After’s Ice Cream
At After’s, ice cream is a lifestyle. What sets this ice creamery apart from the rest is that their menu is entirely made up of handcrafted delicious signature flavors that are different from your normal chocolate and vanilla, like Cookie Butter, Dark Matter Brownie Batter, Jasmine Milk Tea, and much more! They even offer root beer floats and sundaes featuring your choice of one of their unique ice cream flavors and toppings, like Mochi, Fruity Pebbles, and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. After’s has over 20 locations in the surrounding Los Angeles area, including Irvine, Costa Mesa, Tustin, and Fullerton, so you’ll be able to make a quick stop for yummy dessert no matter which Orange County events you’re attending.
4) Bottega Louie
Get transported straight to the cobblestone streets of Paris with help from Bottega Louie. This gourmet French patisserie is popular for serving up some of the most delectable macarons in all of Los Angeles, including flavors like pistachio, lemon, and salted caramel. But that’s not all, Bottega Louie also has an assortment of other amazing sweets, like tiramisu, creme brulee, tarts, gelato, and more! They even offer plenty of lunch and dinner options, ranging from pastas, pizzas, and sandwiches, as well as a wine, beer, and cocktail menu, in case you want a full dining experience.
5) The Loop
Can anyone resist a soft, warm, sugary churro? Of course, The Loop knows the answer is no! Here, they’ve perfected the art of making delicious churros that you can customize with your choice of glaze, soft serve, and assorted toppings. You can even complete your order with a sweet dip, like Strawberry, Dulce de Leche, Reese’s Peanut Butter, or Nutella. Don’t feel like customizing? No worries! You can always order one of their fan-favorite churros, like Toasted Marshmallow, Matcha Fruity Pebbles, Cookie Butter Crunch, or Cookies and Cream.
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