Not only is the Los Angeles city great for shopping, it’s a sugar-addict’s dream. These sweet stops are worth every calorie.
There’s no better way to see Beverly Hills than on foot. And there’s no more delicious neighbourhood for sampling handmade chocolates, buttery pastries and incredible gelato and confectionary. It’s the sweetest stroll in Los Angeles, all within a few easy-to-walk blocks. If it all becomes too much, reset your tastebuds midway at LA’s most famous cheese shop.
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The chocolate conveyor belt that still operates in the back of this charming store inspired one of the most famous scenes in I Love Lucy. You’ll find chocolate-covered nuts, marshmallows, pretzels and truffles here.
444 North Canon Drive
This is LA’s home of the Merveilleux, a light, fluffy meringue cake covered in whipped cream and chocolate flakes, served by staff wearing tutu-inspired aprons in a delightful Parisian-style pâtisserie. If you’re feeling homesick, try one of the pavlova-inspired treats.
319 North Canon Drive
Stop here for a fresh take on the traditional macaron, using natural flavours and essences. Expect flavours such as Colombian coffee, rose and Sicilian pistachio, plus American seasonal varieties like S’mores.
9466 Charleville Boulevard at Beverly Drive
Chaumont Bakery & Café
Owned by a Parisian husband-and-wife team, Chaumont Bakery & Café brims with beautiful bread, pastries, cakes and éclairs. It also makes a great pit stop for something savoury at lunchtime.
143 South Beverly Drive
The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills
Here, you’ll get to taste amazing cheeses from all over the world and learn a thing or two from enthusiastic fromage experts. There are also food-friendly wines and some great locally made artisanal goodies.
419 North Beverly Drive
From Champagne gummy bears to chewy peach Bellinis, this “gourmet candy boutique” is a carefully curated collection from around the world. These sweets are not for kids!
9495 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Forget scoops, a cone of this gelato is fashioned to look like a blossoming rose. Part of a European chain, Amorino Gelato always uses natural ingredients and produces seasonal flavours.
9605 South Santa Monica Boulevard
This bakery is famous for its Cupcake ATM, which dispenses its most popular flavours (think red velvet, lemon coconut and chocolate marshmallow) anytime you want them.
9635 South Santa Monica Boulevard
Top image: Chaumont Bakery & Café