The Best Croissants Around Town | L.A. Eats

Exploring Los Angeles’ vibrant culinary scene reveals a treasure trove of bakeries and patisseries, each offering unique and delightful croissant variations. Whether you’re a local or a visitor, indulging in these buttery, flaky pastries is a must. Here’s a guide to some of the best spots in LA for croissants that will satisfy any craving.

Lodge Bread

Location: 20929 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91364
Lodge Bread, with its three locations in Woodland Hills, Culver City, and Pico-Robertson, is a cornerstone of LA’s bakery scene. While their menu includes breakfast and lunch favorites, sandwiches, and a dazzling smoked fish plate, the croissants are a standout item not to be missed.

Lou, The French On The Block

Location: 4007 W Riverside Dr (at N Maple St), Burbank, CA 91505
Chef Laurent “Lou” Correa and his wife Karima own this charming patisserie in Burbank. The Parisian-born couple started at LA farmers markets before opening their bakery in Toluca Lake in 2016. Lou’s croissants, made with organic milk, eggs, and plenty of French butter, are a true delight.

Delight Pastry

Location: 39 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103
Pastry chef and co-owner Lily Azar is known for producing some of SoCal’s most popular baked goods. Her spiral croissants, available in flavors like raspberry, ube-coconut, passionfruit, and matcha pistachio, are particularly sought after. The cafe also serves excellent coffee in a cozy setting.

CAR Artisan Chocolate Manufactory & Cafe

Location: 1009 E Colorado Blvd (Catalina), Pasadena, CA 91106
Chef Haris Car dedicated 10 months to perfecting his pain au chocolat, creating what many consider LA’s ultimate chocolate croissant. CAR’s best seller served warm with the perfect dough-to-chocolate ratio, is a must-try.


Location: 4703 York Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90042
The founders of Kumquat Coffee and Loquat Coffee opened Fondry in Highland Park, specializing in croissants. The bakery offers 13 types, including plain, triple chocolate, ham and Gruyere, kouign amann, and a sweet flat version called keu-loong-gi in Korean. Despite the long lines, the croissants are worth the wait.

Friends & Family

Location: 5150 Hollywood Blvd (at Winona Blvd), Los Angeles, CA 90027
Friends & Family’s bright exterior is as inviting as their massive display case filled with 42 items, including Danish, scones, apple pies, and croissants. While the simple croissant is excellent, the ham and cheese version is equally satisfying.

Chaumont Café and Bakery

Location: 143 S Beverly Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Chaumont Bakery, with locations in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, follows pure French pastry traditions. Their flaky, buttery croissants are top sellers, making them a favorite among locals.


Location: 624 S LA Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Margarita Manzke’s croissants at République are a testament to her pastry skills. The impressive croissants draw half the city on weekends, so be sure to arrive early before they sell out.

Amandine Patisserie Cafe

Location: 3121 W Olympic Blvd (Harvard), Los Angeles, CA 90006
Since 2002, Amandine has been a staple in LA’s bakery scene. Their French pastries, including chocolate, almond, and ham and cheese croissants, remain some of the best in town.


Location: 545 S Olive St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
This family-owned bakery offers classic French-style baked goods. Co-owner Frederic Soulies’ almond croissants, dipped in housemade syrup and topped with almond slivers, are particularly dreamy and nutty.

Milo & Olive

Location: 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403
Milo & Olive’s pastry case is a visual feast. Their standout croissant, with its airy interior and golden brown crust, is a must-try among the laminated pastries, cookies, and brioche on display.

Bread Lounge

Location: 700 S Santa Fe Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Bread Lounge in the Arts District may not be the first place that comes to mind for croissants, but it should be. This bakery, known for its laminated baked goods, offers a fantastic classic croissant, ham and cheese, and pain au chocolat.

Des Croissants Paris

Location: 8539 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232
Chef Samuel Manar’s Des Croissants Paris, which opened in 2023, offers meticulously baked croissants, paniers, and baguettes. His creations have been a favorite at Southern California’s farmers markets for years.

Petit Grain Boulangerie

Location: 1209 Wilshire Boulevard, Santa Monica, California 90403
Petit Grain Boulangerie, Santa Monica’s newest bakery, has quickly gained a reputation for its croissants. Clémence de Lutz and Tony Hernandez focus on time-honored techniques and high-quality local ingredients.


Location: 320 Sunset Ave, Venice, CA 90291
Gjusta in Venice continues to draw crowds with its four croissant options: chocolate, ham and cheese, baklava, and classic butter. Opened in 2014, the bakery remains a beloved spot for pastry lovers.

Tommy and Atticus

Location: 1700 Aviation Boulevard, Redondo Beach, California 90278
Garrett McPerry’s Tommy & Atticus bakery in Redondo Beach is named after his sourdough starters. McPerry uses Central Milling flour, French butter, and long fermentation to craft flaky, well-layered croissants that rival the best in LA.

Embark on a delightful croissant tour across Los Angeles and discover these bakeries’ unique and delectable offerings. Whether you prefer classic flavors or innovative twists, there’s a perfect croissant waiting for you in this diverse city.

Your Game-day Cocktail Guide

While Budweiser is an obvious Superbowl beverage staple, that doesn’t mean you can shake things up for the non-beer drinkers out there. This weekend draw up a new game plan with the recipes we’ve rounded up below. We guarantee they’re delicious from beginning to end zone!

Red Snapper



  • 1.5 oz Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin 
  • 2 oz tomato juice
  • .75 oz lemon juice
  • 1 oz chilli sauce
  • .5 oz worcestershire sauce 
  • salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large glass. Add ice and stir to chill. Garnish with a celery stalk, lemon wedge, salt and fresh cracked pepper.

Courtesy of Four Pillars Gin

What/ When 20



  • 2 oz The Botanist Gin 
  • 0.5 oz blood orange puree
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz simple syrup 
  • 3 oz prosecco

Combine ingredients in a shaker. Shake and strain into a champagne flute. Garnish with a lemon.

Courtesy of W New York- Times Square

OTT Irish Coffee



  • 1.5 oz Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey
  • .25 oz rich Demerara syrup
  • 5 oz hot coffee
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 5-6 oz heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • Zest from an orange
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Muddle the cardamom pods in the bottom of a pre-heated Irish coffee glass. Add whiskey, Demerara syrup, hot coffee, and salt and stir together. Combine the heavy cream, sugar, orange zest, and bitters and whip together until the mixture is thick, but still pourable. Float cream over the top of the drink by pouring gently over the back of a spoon. Add an additional garnish, if you like, of a lightly toasted marshmallow.

Created by Joaquín Simó at Pouring Ribbons

Bright Lights Big City



  • .075 oz Old Overheat 
  • .075 oz Laird’s Apple Brandy
  • 0.5 oz Gifford Rhubarbe
  • 0.5 oz lemon juice
  • 0.25 oz falemum 
  • 0.25 demerara 
  • 1 tonic 
  • 4 dashes of mango bitters
  • 1 mint sprig (garnish)

Shake ingredients and serve in collins glass with pebble ice. Top with tonic and mango bitters. Garnish with mint sprig.

Created by Kenneth McCoy, available at The Rum House.

The Wild Card



  • 3 drops vanilla bean extract 
  • Bar spoon of Maille Mustard
  • 2 oz. El Peloton mezcal
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .75 oz agave nectar
  • .75 oz egg white 
  • Peychaud’s Bitters swirl (for garnish) 
  • Star anise

Put ingredients into shaker in this order: vanilla bean extract, bar spoon of mustard, lemon juice, agave, mezcal. Dry shake. Open up shaker and add ice. Double strain into a martini glass. Add a couple dashes of peychaud bitters and place star anise on top. 

Courtesy of Marcio Ramos of The Honeywell

Third And Long



  • 1 oz The Bitter Truth Pink Gin
  • 1 oz The Bitter Truth Elderflower Liqueur
  • 1-2 dashes The Bitter Truth Cucumber Bitters

Pour gin, elderflower liqueur and cucumber bitters into a long drink glass filled with ice and stir. Fill up with tonic water and stir again. Garnish with lemon wheel, cucumber slice, and mint sprig.

Courtesy of Alexander Hauck and Stephan Berg at The Bitter Truth

Tommy’s Margarita



  • 2 oz Olmeca Altos Blanco tequila
  • .75 oz agave nectar
  • .75 oz lime juice

Combine ingredients in shaker. Shake and strain over ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel and black salt.

Courtesy of Sweet Liberty

The Trifecta Punch



  • 24 oz Aviation American Gin 
  • 64 oz Maison Marcel Sparkling Rosé Wine
  • 12 oz Aperol

In a pitcher, combine gin and Aperol. Stir. When ready to serve, add chilled sparkling rosé wine, and stir again gently. Garnish with fresh cranberries.

Courtesy of Meaghan Levy of theLounge at Rose Hill, HGU Hotel

Svedka ShandyGaff



  • 1.5 parts SVEDKA Colada Vodka
  • 3 parts Corona Light beer (ice cold) 
  • 2 parts lemonade (cold)
  • 1 lemon wedge

Pour SVEDKA Colada, lemonade, and the juice of 1 lemon wedge into a shaker. Add ice and shake briefly. Strain into a pint glass. Top with Corona Light. Garnish with a lemon wedge.


The Dark and Stormy



  • 1.5 oz Gosling’s Rum
  • 4-5 0z ginger beer
  • Gosling’s Black Seal Rum

In a highball glass filled with ice add ginger beer and top with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Garnish with a lime wheel and candied ginger boat.

Courtesy of Drew Sweeney, beverage director for FISHBOWL at Dream Midtown

Campari With A Kick(off)



  • 2 oz Campari
  • 1 oz Tequila Blanco
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • .5 oz lemon juice
  • .5 oz simple syrup

Shake ingredients with ice and pour into a tall tumbler glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice, pineapple leaf, and a wild berry.


Blood, Sweat & Tears



  • 2 oz white rum
  • .5 oz lime juice
  • .75 passionate juice
  • Gosling’s Black Seal rum float

Combine ingredients in shaker. Serve over ice. Top with Gosling’s float and garnish with lime.

Courtesy of Heather McKinney atOphelia’s Electric SoapBox

Rusty Pale



  • 5 parts local IPA beer 
  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft Bourbon 
  • .25 part fresh lemon juice 
  • .25 demerara syrup 
  • Dash of Hellfire Habanero Shrub

Combine all ingredients and serve in a pint glass or beer mug. Garnish with lemon.

Courtesy of Michael Ring of Coopers’ Craft Bourbon

Game Day Cider Splash



  • 5 oz of beer
  • 3 oz of homemade citrus apple cider
  • 1 oz of Bacardi Black
  • Chopped apples, oranges and lime 

Mix beer, apple cider and Bacardi black in glass. Garnish with fruit.

–Courtesy Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach




For football season, chose a bartender from each NFL team’s hometown to provide the perfect cocktail to represent their team.

“The D line and the linebackers are the strongest group in the Ram’s current lineup,” says John Coltharp, the head bartender at Los Angeles’ Seven Grand. “This stiff cocktail is a tribute to those seven players; it also features the earthy flavors the Rams want the opposing running back to experience when they shove his face into the ground.”


  • 1 oz Slow Hand white whiskey
  • 1 oz Cynar
  • 1 oz Campari
  • 1 dash Orange bitters
  • 1 dash Peychaud’s bitters 

Garnish: Lemon peel 


Add all of the ingredients to a mixing glass with ice and stir until cold. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Express the oil from a lemon peel over top of the drink and garnish with the peel on the ice, skin up.



Flying Elvis

For the New England Patriots, “this cocktail is a little taste of humble pie, with the strength and resolve of some local navy-strength rum providing structure, a little taste of the unexpected from the Amaro di Angostura and egg white, just like the Pats playbook,” says bartender Vikram Hegde at Cambridge, Mass.’s Little Donkey. “Plus, there’s a little something festive and tropical in the Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur (you know, because Gisele).”


  • 1 ½ oz Privateer Navy Yard rum
  • ½ oz Amaro di Angostura
  • ½ oz Giffard Banane du Brésil liqueur
  • ½ oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 Egg white
  • Garnish: Angostura bitters


Add all of the ingredients to a shaker, and shake without ice until emulsified for about a slow 5 count. Add ice and shake vigorously for a slow 10 count or until the shaker frosts over. Fine-strain into a lowball glass without ice, and garnish with a few dots of Angostura bitters in the shape of the Patriots’ Flying Elvis logo (to the best of your artistic ability).

Your Game-day Recipe Guide

The Rams have made it to the Superbowl as any true Angeleno knew they would! While we all prepare to celebrate their eventual win, the next item on the Game-day checklist is of course the food. So skip the generic wings and chips set-up and opt for something equally worthy of a touchdown. We’ve rounded up Superbowl Sunday approved recipes that will send your tastebuds into overtime. Oh come on you know it’s “pun-ty!”

Dips that will have you Running Back for more

Clam Chowder Dip

The creamy soup is obviously best enjoyed in a bread bowl to sop up the flavor. So not why try it as a dip so you can bring some seaside flair to the party.

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Herbed Goat Chesse Dip

Cheese lovers will love this zesty mixture.

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Caramelized Onion Dip

Finish off this oniony dip with crispy shallots and chives.

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Don’t Pass on these finger foods!

Cajun Sausage Puffs with Bourbon Mustard

A homemade dipping sauce of whole-grain Dijon mustard, honey, and bourbon makes these bites even more irresistible.

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Chicken and Buttermilk Waffle Bites

Turning a Southern classic into sliders is a guaranteed win for your Game Day party!

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Oven Avocado Fries

Dip these avocado fries in our creamy chipotle lime sauce and get ready to go to snack heaven.

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Sweet Potato-Ricotta Pierogies

We totally won’t judge if you want to eat these with your hands and dip them into the sage brown butter.

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Baguette Pizzas

Choose one topping or try them all (we suggest you try them all!).

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Sprigs in a Blanket

There is a vegetable inside each one, for a (secretly) healthy version of the Super Bowl staple.

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Crispy Mushroom and Muenster Sliders

Yes, chicken wings are a must during football season but these mushroom sliders are a delicious, vegetarian-friendly alternative.

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Chili-Honey-Garlic Shrimp Kebabs

Please the pescatarians in the crowd with these spicy and sweet skewers.

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A dessert Blitz

Yard Line Oreo’s

These chocolate-covered Oreos topped with fondant are sure to score with all your pals.

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Cheesecake Sugar Cookie Football Cups

The only way to make no-bake chocolate cheesecake even better? Putting it inside a sugar cookie cup, of course. 

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Cracker Jack and Pretzel Treats

Gussy up a few boxes of Cracker Jacks for Game Day.

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Football Whoopie Pies with Cinnamon Cream

Everyone will feel like a winner when these festively shaped sweets are served.

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