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Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

Thank you all for the recommends!

I hit many of the ice cream places and below are my favs in order. All of them were amazing for in most part the same reason. Extremely bold flavours and they all had a smooth and creamy texture.

Mother Moos (awesome flavours the day I went - sold out was avacado and celery. they had carrots and honey which was amazing!)
Beachy Cream (just recently opened their brick and mortar location in Santa Monica. Strawberry balsamic!)
Paradis (chocolate chip almond - I know sounds lame but it was goood)
Milk
Grom
Sweet Rose Creamery (I had already been to two other ice cream shops that eve by the time I hit this place, my palate may have been a little off!)

Proof is was delicious every time I went. Chocolate croissants at Proof are far better than Bouchon. Bouchon in Beverly Hills seems like a _really_ distant cousin to the location in Yountville. The pastries are far superior at that location.

Short Cake at the Farmer's Market is has some amazing shortbread.

The doughnuts from the Buttermilk Truck are heavenly.

And as a side note which is not related to ice-cream or pastry... except to say that the bread on veggie bahn mi at ink.sack is the best one ever! Go today!!!

May 18, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

I am not from Los Angeles nor do I even live in the area or even on the West Coast... There you have it!

May 08, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

Ugh. I saw that website. But I thought Sierra Madre CA that's not LA?! I should have looked on google maps first. But I still would have thought there must be a closer location I am missing. Thanks!

May 07, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

Can't find a location for Mother Moo's. Nor a website? Address please :)
Thanks!

May 07, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

p.s. in the interim i am eating Trader Joes brand of mint chip! It's really creamy!

If I eat much more of ice cream and pastries I am going to asking where the best buys on clothes are located :)

May 06, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

Thanks so much for all the suggestions!

I've been to Proof and Paradis so far from your recommends. I drove by Grom in Malibu but was too full from lunch to indulge in gelato at the moment! I tried to go to Sweet Lady Jane on Melrose but they were closed.

I am trying to be in the same place as the Coolhaus truck. No luck yet. Also anyone tried Beachy Cream?

I also went to Bouchon Bakery, Village Cafe and Bakery on Los Feliz and Sprinkles Cupcakes. Good stuff.

May 06, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best gourmet ice cream and patisserie?

Going to be in LA for two weeks. Searching for some amazing ice cream and pastries...

Suggestions please :)

Thanks!

Apr 27, 2012
luna9 in Los Angeles Area

Best brunch, cupcakes and lunch spots in Portland?

Nice! Thanks so much for your thoughts! Portland seems to take their Food carts very seriously! I think it's really fascinating and am looking for to trying some of them. Thanks for the chocolate recommend as well - bonus!

Mar 04, 2010
luna9 in Metro Portland

Best shrimp po boy in Seattle? Help!

Coming to Seattle for a day and a half. I am pregnant and MUST have the best shrimp po boy! Please advise. Many thanks!

Mar 03, 2010
luna9 in Greater Seattle

Best brunch, cupcakes and lunch spots in Portland?

Also looking for the best shrimp po' boy as well!!!!! HELP!

Mar 03, 2010
luna9 in Metro Portland

Tasca Brava or 18 Seaboard (Raleigh) with 3 year old

Definitely 18 Seaboard!!!!!

Mar 03, 2010
luna9 in Southeast

Best brunch, cupcakes and lunch spots in Portland?

Coming to Portland for the first time! I am looking for some great places for the items mentioned. Will be staying in downtown - will also have a car and can drive. Please give me your recommends! Any restaurants serving local ingredients too are appreciated!

Eat Well ~ Thanks!

Mar 03, 2010
luna9 in Metro Portland

Bittycakes at Helios?!!!?

I woke up today thinking I would love a carrot cake cupcake. I heard recently that Helios on Glenwood in Raleigh was carrying cupcakes. I called them to inquire if they had carrot cake cupcakes. Sure enough they just received some yesterday from Bittycakes. I bought the carrot cake cupcake and something made by Bittycakes called an everything bar. The cupcake was amazing! Very moist, you can see the carrots in the cupcake! The cream cheese frosting was sweet enough to balance the carrots and cinnamon in the cake. The everything bar is out of this world too! Chocolate, nuts, peanut butter, graham crackers... WOW!

They also had a lime buttermilk cupcake, sadly I didn't get one. I will be going back!

Please RUN to Helios and try these delicious treats! Do your self a favor and buy two cupcakes, once you get home and devour them, you'll wish you had more --- I do!

They have a website http://bittycakes.com/

Jun 24, 2009
luna9 in General South Archive