There are world-class bakeries to be found in virtually every neighborhood in Los Angeles. Don't let the city's reputation as a place of ultimate fitness and healthy living fool you, for it is also a place where everyone loves their desserts – and will travel in order to find them. We've picked out the 10 Best Bakeries, places to find specialty breads as well as cakes, pies, cookies and pastries in places sometimes separated by an hour's drive. After all, it's L.A., where going the distance for the perfect sweet treat isn't a big deal. So heading to the San Fernando Valley to a classic like Porto's Bakery is worth fighting the 405 freeway; or trying out a newer place like Claudine Artisan Kitchen and Bakery in Encino draws fans from all over town. Downtown L.A. is full of spectacular baked goods, with Homeboy Bakery, Pitchoun! and BierBeisel Imbiss leading the way; and the Westside boasts luscious winners like the Huckleberry Cafe and Angel Maid Bakery. Wherever you are in L.A., there's always something sweet to eat; these 10 favorites are just the tip of the croissant in a city filled with wonderful baked goods.
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