Coffee & Treats in Paramount

45% Off Coffee and Smoothies at Bobana

Huntington Park

$4 $2.20

Coffee house specializes in hot and cold blended drinks, smoothies, juices, milk teas, bubble teas, and shakes

$10 for Frozen Treats at Sno-Biggie

Los Alamitos

$10 $5

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New Orleans–style shaved ice in more than 30 flavors can be infused with sour mix or layered with ice cream

45% Off at Boba Day

Montebello

$5 $2.75

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Bubble tea, smoothies, slushies, frappe, shakes, milk tea, and shaved ice share the menu with traditional coffee and espresso drinks

47% Off Hawaiian Shave Ice at Snowopolis

Montebello

$4.50 $2.40

Shave ice sweetened with up to 120 flavors; vitamin blast adds vitamins or energy boost

Up to 55% Off a Juice Cleanse

Revive Juice

$210 $99

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Meant for people who have cleansed before, this cleanse offers daily cold-pressed juices that feature a larger percentage of greens

Up to 51% Off at Cookies by Design

Long Beach

$44.99 $22

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Fresh-baked and hand-decorated cookie bouquets for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions

41% Off Frozen Treats at Get Shaved

Multiple Locations

$4.25 $2.50

Stores and a traveling truck churn out Hawaiian-style frozen desserts that combine ice cream, flavored ice, and toppings

Up to 54% Off at McKenna's Tea Cottage

Seal Beach

$54 $27

Aromatic tea complements scones, soup, sandwiches, and dessert in a quaint tearoom

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

West Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

47% Off at Brian's Shave Ice

Los Angeles

$22.50 $12

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Hawaiian-style shave ice treats in flavors such as mango, strawberry, lychee & cotton candy are filled with ice cream, mochi, or Dole whip

Up to Half Off Breakfast and Lunch Fare at Vees Café

Los Angeles

$22 $11

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Omelets, French toast, deluxe salads & ribeye quesadillas served with espresso, organic tea & smoothies indoors & outdoor cafe tables

50% Off Frozen Treats at Whipp'd LA

West Hollywood

$24 $12

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Two homemade cookies held together with a layer of ice cream or graham-cracker crust pie with a choice of Blue Bell or soft serve ice cream

Up to 56% Off at Unique Pastry Bakery

Encino

$27 $12

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Kosher and pareve treats include mexican wedding cookies, chocolate rugelach and pastry options of mini éclairs and cream puffs

50% Off at Holy Grounds Coffee & Tea

El Sereno

$14 $7

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Loose-leaf teas, local Antigua coffees, creative espresso and smoothie drinks, and locally baked pastries

$8 for Cream Puffs and Mochi Ice Cream at Beard Papa's

Downtown

$16 $8

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored ice cream or whipped cream alongside mochi ice cream and éclairs

52% Off Coffee, Smoothies, Ice Cream, and Shakes at Coffee Land

North Hollywood

$25 $12

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A full selection of ice cream, shakes, smoothies, and specialty espresso

Up to 55% Off Cupcakes at Regal Cake Gallery

Mid-Wilshire

$42 $19

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Bakery featured on The Tonight Show creates cupcakes decorated with frosting and New York–style cheesecake cupcakes with strawberries

54% Off Icy Treats at Zero Degrees Italian Ice

Westminster

$6.50 $3

Top scoops of fruity Italian ice with swirls of frozen custard, complemented by a smoothie or bubble tea

Select Local Merchants

As visitors devour spoonfuls of sweet, creamy frozen treats at Menchie’s, they may notice a string of ’90s-era sitcom stars arriving to sample the wares and chat with the man in charge. That’s because owner/operator David Lipper first made a name for himself on Full House playing D.J. Tanner’s boyfriend Viper. Today, Lipper proudly sits atop a local frozen-yogurt empire, edging out his fellow cast mates’ enterprises, including Dave Coulier’s network of Swiss banks and John Stamos’s ’50s-themed doggy daycare. Inside the shop, diners select from a colorful array of flavors, such as low-carb pistachio or fruity watermelon tart, and crown their creation with toppings including sprinkles, mocha, hot fudge, and locally grown fruits.

12146 Lakewood Blvd
Downey,
CA
US

Blends Soft Serve Creations sets their frozen treats apart and puts the power of invention in the hands of the people by offering them the chance to blend individual flavors into their own new creation. Patrons can choose a base of ice cream or frozen yogurt or opt for a smoothie or fruit-juice freeze to sip through a straw. Next, they can infuse the treat with one or a combination of 30 available flavors, including watermelon, cinnamon spice, and peach, and top it off with candy and fruit mix-ins. Blends also lists its recommendations for tasty treats that have passed flavor-quality and brain-freeze-probability tests, including cake-batter ice cream topped with vanilla-wafer crumbles and sprinkles, and fruit punch with cherry and orange flavors, highlighted by cherry, strawberry, and raspberry mix-ins.

112 Stonewood Street
Downey,
CA
US

The chefs at Simple Touch Veggie Cuisine believe that just because something is healthy doesn't mean it has to taste healthy. This belief has inspired their menu of American dishes, which swap out meat for alternative proteins and produce. They start with slices of tofu, which they coat in barbecue or spicy Cajun sauces to create hearty sandwiches. For other recipes, they rely on a medley of vegetables cooked in spices to create tongue-searing Thai curries or burritos. One of their most iconic dishes, however, is their mac 'n no cheese, which features 100% plant-based "cheese" that they make in-house.

12201 Firestone Blvd
Norwalk,
CA
US

Entrepreneur Smita Salgaonkar has crafted Indian-inspired ice creams for more than 10 years at the brightly pigmented Saffron Spot shop, scooping more than two dozen exotic flavors into cups and cones. The signature saffron silk flavor sings notes of rose and pistachio as it melts in mouths, while fruity blends such as guava and jackfruit roll around the edges of the tongue like flavorful marbles. Milk shakes join any ice-cream flavor with milk and straws, while hot drinks include coffee beverages and almond-flavored badam milk.

18744 Pioneer Blvd
Artesia,
CA
US

For three decades, the bakers at Melrose Baking Company have used all-natural ingredients to lovingly create fresh, crusty breads from scratch, and without the use of preservatives. Today, the bakery crafts more than 200 different doughy creations, from rosemary-garlic focaccia to soft and salty pretzel rolls disguised as non-pretzel-shaped loaves.

10603 Painter Avenue
Santa Fe Springs,
CA
US

Tucked away in the kitchen of each Paris Baguette, bakers trained in French techniques craft buttery, flaky croissants and tart crusts, and their success at this has earned attention from the likes of the New York Times. In addition to pastries and sweets such as mocha rice balls, the bakers knead bread for their namesake baguettes and yeasty creations that hold an Asian twist, such as red-bean-paste-filled donuts. The experts also create fondant-cloaked cakes that venture beyond classic flavors into green tea, cappuccino, and sweet potato, delighting partygoers bored of the same laminated sheet cake that makes its appearance at each year’s birthday celebration.

To wash down these treats, patrons sip cups of java or more exotic drinks such as wheatgrass and black-sesame lattes, persimmon smoothies, and bubble tea. At lunchtime, many locations layer sandwiches, filling hungry stomachs with croque monsieurs and baguettes stuffed with chicken and pesto.

239 Los Cerritos Mall
Cerritos,
CA
US