Bakeries in South Lake

Small, Medium, or Large Tray of Baklava at Baklava Factory (Up to 43%)

Baklava Factory

Multiple Locations

$12 $7

Trays filled with baklava in flavors such as almond caramel, traditional walnut, finger cashew, or chocolava with walnut and cinnamon

$10 for $16 Worth of Cream Puffs at Beard Papa's

Beard Papa's

Downtown

$16 $10

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust puffs with flavored whipped cream alongside éclairs

Mini, Petite, or Large Nuage Cake Packages at Bo Nuage (Up to 42% Off)

Bo Nuage

Melrose

$27.40 $16

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Paris-trained pastry chefs create light, decadent treats from fresh, organic ingredients within patisserie, itself a work of modern art

Cupcakes, Desserts, and Sandwiches at Sugar and Spice Bakery (40% Off)

Sugar and Spice Bakery

La Mirada

$20 $12

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Choose from a variety of decadent options, such as jumbo cupcakes, lemon tarts, chocolate eclairs, or cream horns, or enjoy a deli sandwich

One Dozen Cupcakes or Half Dozen Cheesecake Cupcakes Topped with Strawberries at Regal Cake Gallery (Up to 55% Off)

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

$12 for $20 Worth of Cream Puffs and Drinks at Beard Papa’s

Beard Papa's

Cerritos

$20 $12

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International bakery fills crunchy pie-crust exterior with natural custard and whipped cream alongside other baked goods and sweet beverages

6 Mini Cupcakes, or Kids' Party or Truck Rental at Sugar Babies Cupcakery (Up to 43% Off). 4 Options Available.

Sugar Babies Cupcakery

Sherman Oaks

$12 $7

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Six miniature cupcakes come in flavors that rotate daily; party guests battle to craft the favorite cupcake; truck treats guests to sweets

One or Two Dozen Mini Cupcakes at Cake Bakeshop (Up to 42% Off)

Cake Bakeshop

Manhattan Beach

$22 $12.75

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Bakers use in-season ingredients to craft mini-cupcake flavors such as Lime in the Coconut, which is coconut cake with key-lime filling

One Dozen Assorted Mini Pastries or 2 Pounds of Assorted Cookies at Unique Pastry Bakery (Up to 56% Off)

Unique Bakery and Cafe

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

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Real Food Daily

On opening day in 1993, a crowd of 100 clamored for a table at Real Food Daily. Founder Ann Gentry was shocked—she hadn’t spent a penny on advertising. But the overwhelming response shouldn’t have been all that surprising, since Ann had spent the past four years gaining a following through home delivery of her gourmet vegan cuisine––when she wasn’t busy working as Danny Devito's personal chef, that is. Ann's meat-free fare struck a chord with the opening-day crowd, which merely foreshadowed the hordes that would descend upon Real Food Daily across the next 20 years. Today, she and her staff still craft healthy meals by making almost all of the food in-house without refined sugars, white flours, preservatives, or microwaves—the kitchens don’t even have them. 90% of ingredients––including fresh veggies, legumes, beans, nuts, seeds, fruits––hail from local, organic-certified farms, adding homegrown flavor to dishes such as kung pao tempeh, seitan tacos, and black-bean burgers. Today, Ann's eats can be found at three Real Food Daily locations, and the chef regularly brings some of her innovative dishes to The Today Show, The Talk, Vegetarian Times, and VegNews.

Beyond creating taste-good, feel-good food, Ann’s practices also lend themselves to sustainability. The West Hollywood location sports recycled-teak wood on table- and countertops, and the staff at all three of her certified green eateries compost kitchen scraps and package food in to-go containers, which are designed to biodegrade like a witch in the rain.

899 E Del Mar Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US

The original Beard Papa’s began filling the airs of Osaka, Japan, with the warm, wafting smells of its original-recipe cream puffs. A double-layer puff featuring piecrust on the outside and a mixture of vanilla custard cream and whipped cream on the inside, the successful little treats have led the bakery to expand to more than 300 locations throughout Southeast Asia, Russia, the United States, and the moon. The venerable bakery has also graduated to other pint-size desserts and Asian-influenced treats, including mochi ice cream and mango ice showers, a fusion of shaved ice, layered sweet sauce, and mango chunks.

415 S Lake Ave.
Pasadena,
CA
US

FrozziYo’s frosty peaks of kosher frozen yogurt disguise their digestion-friendly probiotics with a deceptively creamy, luxurious texture. Customers self-serve spirals of flavor, including plain, blueberry, and chocolate yogurt, and crown their treats like heirs to a dairy-farm fortune with fresh toppings of fruit and candy.

1771 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena,
CA
US

redwhite+bluezz, a nightly confluence of wine, contemporary American cuisine, and live jazz music, won the Best Live Music Club and Best Wine Selection awards from Pasadena Weekly in 2011. Divided into The Grill and The Vintage Room, the decorated eatery fuels feasts with a menu of grilled beef, seafood, and chicken dishes alongside platters of artisan cow, sheep, and goat cheeses and trays covered in charcuterie, some cured in-house. Seasoned sommelier Russ Meek complements the eats by crafting his signature flight menus, which offer pairing suggestions from the expansive wine list, 40 of which are available by the glass. Sounds of humming horns, rattling drums, and strumming guitars reverberate in the jazz club, where heralded local musicians perform every night and during Sunday brunch. Dedicated to enriching entertainment, redwhite+bluezz hosts a slew of monthly events, including 90-minute flight school sessions that document the history, background, and embarrassing middle school stories of local wines.

70 S Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Devan and Reena Shah, and Tek Mehreteab are passionate about tea. By sourcing leaves from eight regions in India, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, and Japan, they are able to proffer more than 300 standard and specialty varieties online and inside Chado Tea Room. The name Chado, taken from the Chinese cha, meaning "tea," and the Japanese do, meaning "path," speaks to the owners’ strict standards for their product. Many of their green, black, white, and oolong teas are USDA-certified organic; the Shahs also stock unique varieties such as Chinese pu-er teas and hand-tied blooming tea balls. In addition, they brew special house blends for morning, afternoon, and evening, helping customers find the right blend to start the day or serve to bats that have invaded their home.

Staffers pair teas with an array of cream-topped scones, cookies, cakes, and roasted savory sandwiches during teatime at Chado's three tearooms. Though each location is decorated differently, the same three-tiered sandwich platters and steaming pots of tea travel between panda paintings hanging in the Los Angeles location, underneath strings of holiday lights at the Pasadena location, and between ceiling-high wooden shelves stocked with mugs, filters, teapots, and bags of loose-leaf tea at the Hollywood location.

79 N Raymond Ave
Pasadena,
CA
US

Big Daddy's Fire Grill's cooks whip up cookout-quality burgers in a fast-food setting, drawing praise for its homey flavors and remarkable value. At this burger joint, the cooks sear each Angus chuck patty on a grill heated by smoldering oak wood and NASA's retired shuttle engines. They also make aioli and ketchup in-house and sizzle every batch of fries and tempura-style onion rings in molten peanut oil, which is free of MSG, preservatives, hydrogenated oil, and cholesterol. Behind the counter, taps dispense domestic and imported beers by the pint or the pitcher.

2122 E Foothill Blvd.
Pasadena,
CA
US