10 Best Sweets And Dessert Spots In Los Angeles, California - Updated 2021

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Think cupcakes, macaron-ice cream sandwiches, carrot cake, taro shaved ice and mac & cheese pot pie–these are just a few of the many creative innovations belonging to the dessert shop gems you can find the next time you are in Los Angeles, California. Among these, is bingsoo–shaved ice in as many flavours as you can think of, from Oreo to Taro to Mango and Strawberry ones. The Korean craze has indeed reached Los Angeles. You won’t need a plane ticket to Korea, as LA will give you the bingsoo experience– a treat that will make you crave because it’s light on the stomach but will make you come back for more. If you think these sweet treats are diabetic-inducing, you may want to think twice, because many eateries now cut down on their sugar, but keep the gratifying sweetness in tact. Here are the best sweets and dessert spots in Los Angeles, California.

1. Valerie Confections

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


From cakes to chocolate bars to their Fleur de Sel, everything at Valerie Confections is handmade to perfection with lots of love. The must-try definitely has to be the petit fours–their lemon as well as rose petal ones are refreshing flavours. Their Blum’s Coffee Crunch cake is easily a favourite among patrons who visit the shop; it gives the right crunch and has just a tinge of coffee flavour to the cake.

Valerie Confections

Address: 3364 W 1st St, Los Angeles, CA 90004, USA

Website: Valerie Confections

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm; Sat: 10:00am - 4:00pm (closed on Sun)

2. Snow Monster

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Talk about colourful-layered bubble teas with creative jars that are used for the drinks–red-orange-tiered at the bottom and purple-coloured at the top–they are good for the ‘gram but also live up to how nice it is on the eyes, because their pearls are so chewy and gives the whole drinking experience a crunch. Their must-try flavours are milk tea with pearls as well as their sunrise passion fruit tea with mango popping pearls. Their variety of ice-cream flavours are also unique and unconventional. Remember to look out for the taro-flavoured one. Brownie points for Snow Monster which brings sustainability efforts to their business with the encouragement of metal straws and reusable glass jars for the bubble teas.

Snow Monster

Address: 3465 W 6th St Suite 120, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA

Website: Snow Monster

Opening hours: 12:00pm - 12:00am (daily)

3. B Sweet Dessert Bar

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B Sweet Dessert Bar offers the best bread pudding you can possibly find around Los Angeles and they come in 40 odd flavours–their must-try flavours include Pan de Sal, Ube which is yam-flavoured and the Glazed Donut flavours which has a warm-gooey chew into it. Their bread pudding comes in two sizes, ‘Being Good’ and 'Being Bad’ so depending on your cravings you can size up your bread pudding!

B Sweet Dessert Bar

Address: 2005 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA

Website: B Sweet Dessert Bar

Opening hours: Wed - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm; Sun: 12:00pm - 8:00pm (closed on Mon & Tues)

4. Milk

Pre-Packed Pints at MILK
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If you talk about bringing novelty into a sweets business, Milk has got it right with their ice cream sandwiches. What’s amazing about it is that the ice-cream is wrapped between macarons, not just any other cookie. Remember to give their specialty flavours a go, like the Fruity Pebbles, Green Tea and Thai Iced Tea. The portion is just right, not too small or big, and the macaron gives a good crunchiness which goes well with the soft filling inside it.

Milk

Address: 2005 Sawtelle Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025, USA

Website: Milk

Opening hours: Sun - Thurs: 12:00pm - 10:00pm; Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm (closed on Mon)

5. Oakobing


Oakobing serves shaved ice desserts called Bingsoo–Korean-style shaved ice with sweet toppings. Their specialty items are Mango Melon, Injeolmi shaved ice–which are made up of Korean traditional rice cakes and gives the dessert a chewy texture when you eat them–and Oreo Tiramusu.

Oakobing

Address: 3300 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90020, USA

Website: Oakobing

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 12:00pm - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:30pm; Sun: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

6. Sul & Beans

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Another Korean-inspired dessert shop is Sul & Beans, wherein their tropical fruits desserts such as mango and strawberry shaved ice topped off with condensed milk drizzles are a must-try; they are fresh from the fruit and not frozen. Black sesame lovers would love their rendition of shaved ice as well! Their taro bingsoo, on the other hand, is so beautifully decorated with coconut flakes and is in the shade of purple–you would buy it for the aesthetics in a heartbeat!

Sul & Beans

Address: 621 S Western Ave #208-A, Los Angeles, CA 90005, USA

Website: Sul & beans

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 12:00pm - 11:00pm; Sun: 12:00pm - 10:00pm

7. The Pie Hole


The Pie Hole offers sweet and savoury desserts, among which their chocolate and earl grey tea pies are very palatable and appetizing. As for their savoury pies, remember to give their mac & cheese and chicken & cornbread pot pies a go. They don’t stinge on the fillings and every mouthful of the pie is a treat.

The Pie Hole

Address: 714 Traction Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Website: The Pie Hole

Opening hours: Mon - Wed: 8:00am - 10:00pm; Thurs & Sun: 8:00am - 11:00pm; Fri & Sat: 8:00am - 12:30am

8. Big Man Bakes


Ranging from mini-sized to XL-sized cupcakes, the Big Man Bakes offers cakes for every occasion. Try their moist carrot cake and lemon flavour for tea break, rum raisin for dessert after lunch, and a double chocolate one for an after-dinner treat. What is special about their cakes is that they are not sugar-loaded; they hold back on the sugar yet make it so mouthwatering and also keeping the prices affordable.

Big Man Bakes

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Website: Big Man Bakes

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 8:00am - 10:00pm; Fri: 8:00am - 12:00am; Sat: 10:00am - 12.00am (closed on Sun)

9. Sweet Lady Jane Bakery

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account


Sweet Lady Jane Bakery keeps everything they bake fresh and natural–no preservatives and baked daily. Their chocolate croissants have their chocolate-y goodness oozing out of every mouthful. Their berry cake and fruit tart are among the best of their offerings.

Sweet Lady Jane Bakery

Address: 8360 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Website: Sweet Lady Jane Bakery

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 7:30am - 10:00pm; Fri & Sat: 7:30am - 11:00pm; Sun: 9:00am - 9:00pm

10. Top Tier Treats


Said to have great coffee and classic pastries such as blueberry muffin, Top Tier Treats provide you the simple pleasures in life. They have vegan pastries as well and if you are planning a birthday party, you could get your cake customised for you. The pecan bar is on top of their must-try pastries, too.

Top Tier Treats

Address: 11511 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

Website: Top Tier Treats

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 7:00am - 7:00pm; Sat: 8:30am - 6:00pm; Sun: 8:30am - 1:30pm

Sweet treats are made of these

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LA definitely has its share of creativity, and it’s reflected in the sweets–colourful-looking macaron ice cream sandwiches, shaved ice, cupcakes. These will satisfy your sweet tooth cravings! Next time you are in the area, check out these best sweets and desserts spots in Los Angeles, California.

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