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Copenhagen Pastry in Culver City

The Culver City location is still open. Here's their address:

Copenhagen Pastry
11113 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232

Apr 23, 2014
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Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town most interesting restaurants?

Thanks for your opinion about DeSano, JAB.

Mar 29, 2014
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Gluten Free Breakfast options near LAX?

Yeah, I did look at the menu. They might have chosen non-carby items to avoid cross-contamination. Indeed, eating at Pann's would be more fun and economical. John O'Groats, M Cafe de Chaya, or Cafe Gratitude would probably be my picks for a gluten-free breakfast, but they're too far away. A Mexican restaurant that serves breakfast could be a good option for you; they tend not to use too much gluten with the exception of flour tortillas.

Mar 20, 2014
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Gluten Free Breakfast options near LAX?

I'm not a fan of The Daily Grill either - too boring and bland for me. It's probably been 20 years since I last went there.

Mar 20, 2014
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Gluten Free Breakfast options near LAX?

Not the most exciting restaurant, but The Daily Grill in Westchester has a gluten-free breakfast menu: http://dailygrill.com/wp-content/uplo....

Mar 20, 2014
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Koreatown, Little Armenia and Thai Town most interesting restaurants?

I used to live in the neighborhood for 16 years, but recently moved to Culver City. Jitlada was my go-to Thai restaurant, but switched allegiances to Ruen Pair and Ganda.

I've read great things about DeSano Pizza Bakery. If I didn't have gluten and dairy intolerances, it would be at the top of my list of places to try.

Marouch is an old favorite. I used to get the Meza for Two, being partial to vegetables and appetizers.

Feb 26, 2014
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Looking for Oyakodon Tonight

I have a real soft spot for Otomisan. I used to work around the corner, and I'd drop in for a bowl of yamakake (tuna sashimi, grated yamaimo, and rice) whenever I got homesick for my mother's cooking. Yes, there are better Japanese restaurants, but this is a warm and welcoming little place. I loved seeing Latino families tucking into sushi and tempura alongside the Japanese old timers - a real slice of Boyle Heights.

Jan 20, 2014
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Bulk Spices

Here's a photo from one of the spice vendors, World Flavorz Spice and Tea Co.

Jan 08, 2014
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Bulk Spices

Not a brick and mortar per se, but a good option:

Spice Alley annex - Hollywood Farmer's Market
Sundays, 10:00am-2:00pm
EaCa Alley (behind east side businesses on Cahuenga Blvd. from Selma to Hollywood Blvd)

Here's the press release:
http://www.seela.org/wp-content/uploa...

Jan 08, 2014
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Dairy and Gluten Free Cake

Babycakes on Larchmont is a stalwart of gluten-free/vegan baking, but I find their baked goods to be dense and overwhelmed with sickly sweet frosting. However, I know a lot of people that are fans.

Dec 10, 2013
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Dairy and Gluten Free Cake

I like the Breakaway Bakery (a gluten-free bakery), which unfortunately stopped doing online orders recently. They are located mid-city.

Breakaway Bakery
5264 W. Pico Blvd. LA, CA 90019
(310) 968-9380
breakawaybakery[@]gmail.com

I haven't tried the next two places. Clara's Cakes is a vegan bakery that is operated by a teen baking prodigy out of her home. She has gluten-free options and is endorsed by Quarry Girl. I believe that Clara's Cakes is in the Silver Lake or Atwater area. Her website is claracakes.com. Lastly, I've heard great things about Whisk Gluten-Free Bakery. They have a gluten-free/vegan menu. Also, they deliver their baked goods. Here's their website: http://www.whiskgfbakery.com/whisk/Gl.... Whisk is a favorite of April of the Gluten Is My Bitch blog.

Dec 10, 2013
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Blue Bottle Coffee Beans

This doesn't help you immediately, but Blue Bottle is going to open a couple of LA locations: Abbot Kinney (Venice) and Hayden Tract (Culver City). Shouldn't be too long of a wait.

Dec 05, 2013
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simpang asia-- anybody been recently? any good?

I totally agree about the meat courses, which can be a bit dry. I adore the nutty flavor of the chicken curry braised tempeh.

Dec 04, 2013
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Copenhagen Pastry in Culver City

Great news, Ogawak! They would be a welcome addition to that neighborhood.

I forgot to add that they have wonderful customer service - very personable. They even delivered the pastries curbside since I couldn't leave my dog unattended after her surgery.

Nov 22, 2013
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Copenhagen Pastry in Culver City

I brought the surgeon and her staff a Kringle. I also had Karen, the owner of Copenhagen Pastry, put together a selection of her favorites. I recognized the Copenhagen, Diamond, Nougat Crown, and Spandauer in the box. It was a big hit at the animal hospital!

Nov 22, 2013
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Tacos Punta Cabras at Sunday Mar Vista Farmers Market

Do you know if they have gluten-free options at this location too? Thanks.

Nov 20, 2013
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Copenhagen Pastry in Culver City

Thanks, Ogawak. Any particular favorites? Perhaps, they might have them in stock tomorrow. Much appreciated.

Nov 20, 2013
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Copenhagen Pastry in Culver City

I'd like to bring a treat to my dog's surgeon tomorrow morning. What would you recommend from Copenhagen Pastry? It seems like the Kringle is the perennial favorite. Thanks!

Nov 20, 2013
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WeHo Brunch options (farm-to-table & Paleo-friendly)

Glad to hear you're following a similar diet. It's pretty sensible. That being said, I do miss the wonderfully hearty bread from Poilane. My Paleo cheats are gluten-free oatmeal and quinoa. Cheers!

Nov 19, 2013
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WeHo Brunch options (farm-to-table & Paleo-friendly)

Paleo is a diet that restricts dairy, grains, gluten, processed sugar/foods, legumes, certain starches, and alcohol. You mainly eat meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and seeds on this diet. I enjoy cooking flavorful food, so I don't miss the restricted items too much. Some are on this diet for lifestyle reasons. I have several severe food intolerances and an autoimmune disease that required me to make a big dietary change.

Nov 16, 2013
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WeHo Brunch options (farm-to-table & Paleo-friendly)

This doesn't answer your initial query, but thought I'd give you a dinner option in downtown LA. Patina serves a four course, prix fixe Paleo menu at $45 per person. I've been meaning to try it for a while since I eat a predominantly Paleo diet.

Patina (Walt Disney Concert Hall)
141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
(213) 972-3331
http://www.patinarestaurant.com/paleo/

Nov 16, 2013
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ShopHouse Santa Monica (Third Street Promenade) Now Open!

Shophouse is solid for fast casual dining. It's in my regular rotation since they have an entirely gluten-free and dairy-free menu.

The tamarind vinaigrette is light, tangy, and slightly sweet; I usually get it when the weather is warm. Otherwise, I order the green curry, which packs a surprising punch for a corporate chain. I'd also recommend the beef and the meatballs for protein options.

Oct 25, 2013
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Best Roast Chicken $20 and under

+1 on Pollo a la Brasa. Golden, crispy skin and succulent meat. The aji sauce is downright addictive.

Oct 23, 2013
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I got Fritos! Where's the Chili?

During Jay's later tenure, I was enjoying a burger at the stand, and Jay showed up in his full plaid golfing regalia. He saw that my friend and I weren't having accompaniments with our burgers, so he split a bag of chips with us. He was awfully sweet and gallant.

Oct 22, 2013
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Favorite Mole on Westside

The mole rojo at E.K. Valley is quite respectable.

E.K. Valley
6121 Washington Blvd (At Roberts Ave)
Culver City 90232
(310) 838-6839
http://ekvalleyrestaurant.net

Oct 14, 2013
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where can i get the best vegan cheesecake?

My go-to raw, vegan, and gluten-free cheesecake is from Earth Cafe, which you can purchase at Whole Foods. The blueberry and cherry flavors are my favorites; the others taste a bit artificial to me. However, I tried a teeny tiny sample of The Raw Vegan's mint cacao nib cheesecake at the El Segundo Whole Foods yesterday. This cheesecake was lighter, creamier, and not as cloyingly sweet as Earth Cafe's desserts. I think I'm switching allegiance.

Oct 13, 2013
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Baloney in San Gabriel Valley?

Thanks.

Oct 12, 2013
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Baloney in San Gabriel Valley?

Bologna can also be spelled as baloney and boloney.

Oct 11, 2013
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Baloney in San Gabriel Valley?

You might want to give Claro's a call & see if they'll sell you a whole round. They definitely have baloney in their deli case.

Claro's Italian Markets - San Gabriel
1003 East Valley Blvd
San Gabriel, CA, 91776
(626) 288-2026

Claro's Italian Markets - Arcadia
19 1/2 East Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA, 91006
(626) 446-0275

Oct 11, 2013
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Looking to meet between Anaheim and Simi Valley

Gluten is hidden in lots of Chinese ingredients: soy sauce, Shaoxing rice wine, etc. I find it difficult to eat gluten-free at authentic Chinese restaurants. If your cousin has his/her heart set on Chinese food, you might give Buddha's Belly in Santa Monica or P.F. Chang's a try - both have gluten-free menus.

Oct 10, 2013
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