Here are the best desserts to tantalize your taste buds with right now according to some of LA’s most dignified foodies and sugar snobs:
Salt & Straw
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Sidecar Doughnuts and Coffee
I love love, love Bhan Kanom Thai in Thai Town! Thailand isn't really a country known for its desserts, but this bakery has a wide assortment of great stuff you can't get many other places. My personal favorite is the grilled sticky rice, stuffed with banana or taro and wrapped in a banana leaf.
Melissa Curtin (travel/food blogger): Butterscotch pot de creme or one of their warm bread puddings, like chocolate banana with cream poured over it. I have been going to this place since it first opened and I still think it’s the best dessert in LA. The pot de creme with a dollop of whip cream and salt crystals on top makes a sweet, salty unexpected flavor combination. I didn't even like butterscotch till I had this dessert nine years ago.
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MC: Milk combines two of my favorite things into one with their macaron ice cream sandwich.
The Church Key
Caroline Juen (Fashion/Food blogger): Hands down, the brown butter brioche donuts from Church Key. Those warm buttery little morsels have seriously changed my life. They always come out hot, fresh, deliciously fragrant and they’re the best way to round off any meal. I love a dessert you can eat at any point during the day!
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Jenn Wong (Food/Drink Blogger): I actually love the chocolate tart with salted caramel because I love chocolate and the salt and sweet combo. Plus it's served with vanilla bean ice cream and hazelnuts, so there’s hot, cold, salty, sweet and crunch ... all of the food groups.
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Manhattan Beach Post
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CX: I love it because it’s super decadent. I can’t stop eating it and it seems a lot healthier because it’s vegan ;).
Nastassia Johnson (dessert/food blogger): You can't go wrong with cake soaked in sweetened condensed milk topped with rainbow sprinkles. This cake is decadent, rich and feels like a celebration. Even if it's not your birthday, it's a great excuse to enjoy some birthday cake.