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Doughnuts & Ice Cream in West LA

Man oh man we just can’t get enough of those buttermilk drops at Sidecar or the Cronuts at DK’s. Check out our favorite dessert shops and let us know if we should check out any others.

Sidecar Doughnuts

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Address: 631 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 587-0022
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 400+ reviews)

  • Come in the morning, or at least before lunch when everything is still hot
  • Their hot/warm buttermilk drops are ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY LIFE CHANGING
  • They make amazing, thick homemade whipped cream – goes great on hot chocolate

Salt & Straw

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Address: 1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 310-8429
Yelp link: (4 stars with 300+ reviews)

  • Some of the best darn ice cream you will ever have. Ever.
  • Creative flavors, rich ice cream – very high quality, worth the calories

Churros Calientes

Address: 11521 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (424) 248-3890
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1400+ reviews)

  • Seriously, what do you expect us to say?  This is a place dedicate to Churros.  CHURROS. This place deserves every accolade and compliment we can throw at it.  It’s AMAZING.

Blockheads Shavery

Shoutout to the snazzy Marcus Lui

Shoutout to the snazzy Marcus Lui

Address: 11311 Mississippi Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 445-8725
Yelp link: (4 stars with 2000+ reviews)

  • Shaved ice / shaved snow done right.  Toppings glaore at 75 cents a pop.
  • Their mocha is a great addition and their block pops aren’t a bad choice either


DK’s Donuts & Bakery

Address: 1614 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 829-2512
Yelp link: (4 stars with 1500+ reviews)

  • 24/7 Donuts and Cronuts – they are famous of their insanely good cronuts
  • The Ube (purple yams) are phenomenal

Saffron & Rose Ice Cream

Cheers to @fernfrancesca

Cheers to @fernfrancesca

Address: 1387 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 477-5533
Yelp link: (4.5 stars with 1300+ reviews)

  • UCLA students and nostalgic alums alike rejoice at the mention of Saffron & Rose – for good reason, it’s delicious
  • Unique, ethnic-inspired flavors – Persian ice cream in the heart of Tehrangeles

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