Wednesday, December 7, 2011

semi-sweet bakery

Little bakeries keep popping up all over Downtown LA, and I could not be happier about it. There's my favorite gluten-free and vegan bakery, a cafe with amazing tarts, a famed macaron shop, and a delicious stop for breakfast pastries. And now, with Semi-Sweet putting up shop on 6th and Main, we've got this adorable nostalgic bakery. They serve items like ding-a-lings and pocket tarts that instantly make you smile and think of after school snacks in your younger years. Then there's the more (grown up) savory items like maple bacon sticky buns and prosciutto goat cheese danish - those are next on my list to purchase.

We grabbed a box to go this past weekend before an impromptu dinner party. After some heated debate, we settled on the Samoa macarons, PB&J pocket tart, and peanut butter brunch ding-a-ling (it is seriously so fun to say that word out loud).

We couldn't have been happier with our choices. The macarons truly reminded us of the Samoa Girl Scout cookie with its thick coconut ganache, layer of gooey caramel, and drizzled chocolate on top. The pocket tart was the solution to the age-old pop tart versus toaster strudel debate. The pocket tart had the crunch like the pop tart with the flake of the strudel. With its red fruit jelly filling and peanut butter coating, we were sent back to all good thoughts of childhood. The peanut butter crunch ding-a-ling was the most surprising and my personal favorite. It's similar to a Hostess cupcake with its whipped cream filling, but there's also a layer of crunchy peanut butter and semi-sweet (how appropriate) chocolate ganache surrounding the entire bite.

Semi Sweet Bakery
105 E 6th St
Los Angeles 90014
Sun, Tues-Thurs 8a-4p
Fri-Sat 8a-6p

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