The Sweetest Things in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills has long been recognized as a renowned culinary destination, from five-star gourmet dinners and charming bistros, to some of the world’s most luxury and unique sweet shops.
From authentic French pastries to a cupcake ATM which dispenses freshly baked goodies 24 hours a day, Beverly Hills is the perfect destination for sweet toothed fanatics.
Sprinkles Cupcakes: Best for Late Night Sugar Cravings
The cupcake craze started in Beverly Hills with the first ever Sprinkles location. Home to the Cupcake ATM which dispenses freshly baked cupcakes 24 hours a day, Sprinkles offers the red velvet cupcake, which is a top seller, and seasonal flavors like key lime in the summer and caramel apple in the fall. The cupcakes are handcrafted from the finest ingredients, including sweet cream butter, bittersweet Belgian chocolate, pure Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, fresh bananas and carrots, real strawberries and natural citrus zests.
Chaumont Bakery & Café: Best for French Pastries
Two former Parisians set up shop in Beverly Hills, bringing authentic baking standards and premier French treats to the city. In France, a bakery (boulangerie) cannot legally be called a bakery if the baker is freezing or otherwise storing raw or par-cooked dough before baking it. This regulation does not exist in Beverly Hills, but Chaumont is sticking with their homeland's tradition and only baking freshly proofed dough each morning at 3 a.m.
The bakery's hard work has paid off with celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre calling Chaumont’s croissants the best he has had in all of the country! The offerings at Chaumont are as much a treat to the palette as they are to the eyes with colorful, handcrafted pastries lining its display case.
Edelweiss Chocolates – A Favorite for 80 Years
Edelweiss Chocolates has been a Beverly Hills tradition since 1942. Its discerning clientele include some of the most recognized names in the world from presidents and producers to entertainers and sports figures, and, of course, serious chocolate lovers everywhere.
Expert chocolatiers at Edelweiss use only the world's finest and freshest ingredients – fresh sweet cream and butter, imported fruit and colossal nuts roasted in the kitchen, luxuriously enveloped in unforgettable, delectably rich chocolate. All chocolate creations are designed and handmade in the store's Beverly Hills factory on-site.
Ladurée: Best For Macarons
Famed Parisian tearoom and bakery Ladurée—a must-stop-shop for anyone visiting the French Capital for its heavenly macarons - is now in Beverly Hills. Visitors can indulge in an array of macaron flavors such as raspberry, lemon, rose and vanilla. These delicate sweets can perfectly compliment the bakery's other refined pastries that are just as delicious, such as strawberry tart and lemon tartlet.
Le Mervetty: Best for Show Stopper Milkshakes
Le Mervetty are experts in cream-filled, meringue-based puffs, also known as merveilleux. Hand-crafted daily in about a half-a-dozen flavors like Nutella, chocolate, coffee and coconut, these charming cream puffs are covered with things like shaved chocolate and crushed pralines and come in a variety of sizes. Le Mervetty are also known for its show stopper milkshakes. Topped with edible treats like cookies, cream and brownies, these creations are nothing short of magnificent.
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Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland: Best for Truffles
Far from its humble origins, the Teuscher name has garnered a reputation as one of the world’s finest chocolatiers and earned accolades from publications, connoisseurs and customers alike. Known for its award-winning truffles, Teuscher uses the finest Swiss chocolate filled with surprising ganaches and pralines, putting it into a category above all the rest.
Diane Krön Chocolatier: Jacqueline Kennedy’s Favorite Chocolates
In the 1970s, Diane & Tom Krön created a sensation with their chocolate-covered strawberries and high-quality chocolates. Krön soon became a national brand and a status symbol. Among their many devoted customers were Andy Warhol, Katherine Hepburn, Henry Ford, Estee Lauder and personal chocolate maker to Jacqueline Kennedy. In 2000, Diane opened K Chocolatier, now Diane Krön Chocolatier, on South Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills.
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Revised May 12, 2022