Los Angeles is one of the best and most popular cities in the world with hundreds of thousands of restaurants and cafes. But the better question is where are the best places to find desserts? If you’re looking for creative, fun and unique desserts and love macaroons, donuts, cupcakes, chocolate then you’re in the right spot! Check out my top 7 favorite and best LA spots for unique desserts! I’ve been to all of these places and can never get enough.
California Donuts is an LA classic! it’s been around since 1982 and specializes in fun and unique donuts using your favorite cereals like lucky charms and cinnamon crunch and cookies like Oreos to create the perfect fun donuts. They also do theme donuts for holidays. On top of that, if you have a special occasion coming up they make customized donuts for events where you can spell out words and also get numbers, but you do have to place an order in advance. I’ve seen Instagram users get “THANK YOU 100k” with their donuts. California Donut’s Instagram page has almost a half a million followers and I’m really not surprised because it’s the perfect Instagram donuts.
The best part is this place is opened 24/7 – 365 days a year, BUT always has a line no matter what time of the day it is. Parking is also limited but well worth it.
I am so happy that LA brought one of my favorite pieces of Paris to LA, which is Ladurée, Paris’s classic and famous macaroon shop. Currently, there are 2 locations in Los Angeles, one in Beverly Hills next to Rodeo Drive. Most recently, they just opened a location at The Grove and I was there for the opening. There are also crazy lines at the Grove location, but again, well worth it! You have the option of just picking up macaroons or you can actually dine in their restaurant.
- 311 N Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 (8am-7pm)
- The Grove, 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036 (9am-10pm)
Bottega Louie is a fairly new spot in LA but they have such great macaroons and beautiful packaging. It’s mainly a restaurant and totally in the style of Laduree (Parisian chic) but serve more of Italian food. Besides their beautiful collection of macaroons, they offer other amazing desserts.