Las Angeles Desserts

Sample The Most Delicious Desserts in LA

With so many restaurants to choose from in Los Angeles, it’s tempting to fill up on savory, flavorful meals. But it’s worth saving room for a few sweet treats after dinner. If you like, you can even have dessert first. Our team at Capistrano Volkswagen wants to help you find the best places to add to your food itinerary, so we have compiled a list of five places where you can sample the most delicious desserts in L.A.

Ice Cream Sandwiches at Diddy Riese

You’re going to want to save room for the well-known ice cream sandwich from Diddy Riese, about a 30-minute drive to Westwood, California. The shop first introduced this dessert in 1995. What’s great about this creamy dessert is the taste and price. You can get a sizable sandwich that you can pick out yourself for about $2 from this location. Create the perfect ice cream sandwich customized to your tastes. Choose between two freshly baked cookies and premium ice cream flavors. You can even mix and match the top and bottom cookies.

Some cookies you can have include:

  • Candy chocolate chip.
  • White chocolate macadamia.
  • Peanut butter.
  • Sugar cinnamon.

There are a good deal of yummy ice cream flavors to pick from, such as:

  • Butter pecan.
  • Espresso chip.
  • Mocha almond fudge.
  • Chocolate chip.

It’s important to note that the ice cream flavors may change occasionally based on availability. And for an additional cost, you can swap the cookies for brownies and have an ice cream brownie sandwich.

This dessert place has been serving the L.A. area since 1983, providing quality sweet treats for affordable prices. Diddy Riese is also famous for its quick and affordable cookie and brownie catering for private and commercial events. You can get one to 100 dozen cookies and brownies when you have this location to cater your event. Use the shop’s catering page to find out more information on how to book them for your next event.

  • Hours: 
    • Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from noon to 11 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from noon to midnight.
    • Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • Location: 926 Broxton Ave., Westwood.

Soft Serve Sundaes at Angler

Soft-serve sundaes at Angler, a seafood restaurant known for its high-end meals, are something you’ll want to save room for after your delicious dinner here. Featuring creamy milk ice cream and ember-smoked, salted caramel sauce, this sundae is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. While this is a seemingly simple dessert, it’s the best soft serve you’ll find in the City of Angels. Chef Joshua Skenes also has other must-try menu items, such as:

  • King crab.
  • 28-day dry-aged prime New York strip.
  • Angler potato with sauce from Sonoma cheeses.
  • Whole Maine lobster.

You can have special events, such as small birthday parties or business meetings, inside the restaurant’s private dining room. The room can accommodate up to 16 guests. If you contact the restaurant’s event director, they can help you figure out your event’s logistics. And, if you need a larger event space, you can buy out the entire restaurant for your guests to enjoy the seafood and soft-serve sundae desserts.

  • Hours: 
    • Tuesday through Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.
    • Closed on Sunday and Monday.
  • Location: 8500 Beverly Blvd., Suite 117, Los Angeles.

Mango Melon Shaved Ice at Oakobing

Satisfy your sweet tooth with a refreshing cup of mango melon shaved ice at Oakobing in Koreatown. This dessert is one of the best because Korean shaved ice, bingsu, is fluffy with scrumptious flavors. The shop’s staff creates each shaved ice cup with care and great skill to arrange the fruit balls perfectly on the ice for a beautiful appearance. The mango melon flavored shaved ice has mango flavored ice cream with fresh melon balls on top with condensed milk.

Other delicious shaved ice cups you can get here include:

  • Strawberry with a slice of cheesecake on the side.
  • Oreo tiramisu with a wedge of cheesecake.
  • Green tea.
  • Cantaloupe.

You can order the shaved ice for pickup or delivery to skip the lines.

  • Hours: Monday through Sunday from 1 to 11 p.m.
  • Location: 3300 W. Sixth St., Unit 2, Los Angeles.

Crème Brûlée Crêpes at Millet Crêpe

The crème brûlée crêpes at Millet Crêpe is a treat you’re going to want to stop by and try while in the city. Be prepared because it’s messy but so delicious. This location has the ultimate desserts, and it’s best known for the crème brûlée crêpes. The crêpe is wrapped like an ice cream cone, making this sweet treat special. The crêpe has custard filling and another filling of your choice. Then, it’s topped with sugar and torched by a flame for the perfect taste.

Other tasty items you can get here include:

  • Salted caramel crunch crêpe.
  • Azuki green tea mochi crêpe.
  • Animal crêpe.
  • Cookies n creme crêpe.
  • Hours: 
    • Monday through Thursday from 1 to 10:30 p.m. 
    • Friday through Sunday from 1 to 11 p.m.
  • Location: 2011 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles.

Banana Cream Pie at The Apple Pan

Visit The Apple Pan for its famous banana cream pie. This shop has been open to the L.A. community since 1947, and it’s the perfect atmosphere of diner nostalgia and ole fashioned American meals, like burgers and apple pie. Even though the shop has apple in its name, the banana pie is the one you need to try. There’s nothing fancy about it. With its sweet, creamy custard filling and generous banana filling topped with whipped cream, this pie is a taste sensation.

Order other pies here, like:

  • Chocolate cream pie.
  • Pecan pie.
  • Pumpkin pie.
  • Cherry cream pie.

This shop is open late, so go in for a late snack.

  • Hours: 
    • Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight.
  • Location: 10801 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

We know there are several places that offer spectacular treats, so we’re only scratching the surface with these five recommendations. What do you think of our sweet list? Did we miss a yummy place to sample the most delicious desserts in L.A.? Contact us and tell us about it. Here at Capistrano Volkswagen, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers’ opinions.

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