Coffee & Treats in View Park-Windsor Hills

39% Off at Raspado Xpress

Multiple Locations

$24.50 $15

Combinations of shaved ice and flavors such as mango, walnut, and guava make up refreshing raspados; smoothies and fresh juice available

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

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 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

Up to 64% Off Cupcakes at Helena Wirth Cakes

Van Nuys

$42 $21

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Cupcakes in a variety of flavors and shapes

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

Up to 43% at 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

Up to 42% Off Mini Cupcakes

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

45% Off Frozen Sno-Ball Treats at Snookies Cookies

Glendale

$5.50 $3

Bakery to Hollywood studios serves New Orleans–style sno-ball shaved-ice treats with a scoop of ice cream and a choice of one syrup topping

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Since 2000, the baker at Sweet Red Peach has been churning out a mélange of treats from scratch, including custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and pies, with accolades such as an appearance on the Food Network's Cupcake Wars and winning third-place in the LA Cupcake Challenge. Cake flavors include white confetti, red velvet, german chocolate, and 7-Up—a bakery specialty featuring buttery, lemon-tinged pound cake. Southern-inspired desserts include peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, and banana pudding—a menu standout made with fresh bananas, homemade custard, fresh cream, pudding extract, and vanilla wafers. The bakery also doles out cookies in varieties that include chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, and classic sugar.

214 E Nutwood St
Inglewood,
CA
US

Ms Ruby's Bakery & Grill offers customers a deluge of freshly baked goods and a grill menu that includes classics such as burgers and tacos. Forks dive into generous slices of red velvet cake and pies baked daily. Deep fryers reveal catfish, chicken tenders, wings, fries, and onion rings along with chicken burritos, shrimp sandwiches, and cheeseburgers.

404 E Manchester Blvd
Inglewood,
CA
US

When Millions of Milkshakes introduces a new milkshake or smoothie, paparazzi and screaming fans usually attend the event. That’s because these drink exposés often dovetail with a celebrity appearance—stars such as Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, and Albert Einstein have hand-crafted desserts that now appear on the creamery's menu.

In addition to serving celebrity-endorsed desserts, Millions of Milkshakes prepares custom-made creations. It does so in three steps, scooping a base (dairy or non-dairy ice cream), tailoring the dessert to a size, and mixing in toppings. Its roster of nearly 60 toppings includes everything from candy and hot fudge to fresh fruit and protein powder.

Between the celebrity following, the DIY process, and the bright-colored shop with plasma screens and modern music, Millions of Milkshakes has attracted the attention of many national news outlets, including E! and NBC News.

6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City,
CA
US

The Point’s chef and culinary captain, Mark Peel, is not only one of California's most storied chefs, he was a season-two contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Masters, where he faced off against his lifelong nemesis, Doug Zest. After licking each item description on the menu to see which is most pleasing, start with a BLTA (applewood-smoked bacon atop lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and garlic aioli on grilled sourdough, $6.75) or a similarly simple pretzel sandwich towered with black-forest ham and provolone on a soft pretzel baguette ($7.75). Put all those telepathy classes to the test while mentally fork-feeding a deli salad such as the albacore tuna with steam-cracked farro, roasted peppers, and kalamata olives ($3.95 per quarter-pound). Complement any feast with a selection from two-dozen or so red and white wines, available by the bottle (starting at $10) or the case (starting at $108).

8522 National Blvd
Culver City,
CA
US

6000 Sepulveda Blvd
Culver City,
CA
US

Piccolo Chef's cooking school employs incisive instructors to teach competent kitchen skills, instill the confidence to cook alone, and train the taste buds of kids and adults alike. Parents wishing to cultivate culinary independence can attempt to instill a penchant for handcrafted healthy food with one of Piccolo Chef's teen-centric classes, or younger children can graduate beyond Easy-Bake Ovens during simpler classes including the 5 Ingredients or Less! lesson. Adult cooking classes, including the Feeding a Family lesson packed with sophisticated picnic-lunch items, boost culinary prowess and expand all students' culinary horizons.

8777 West Washington Boulevard
Culver City,
CA
US