This delicious bakery sells at various markets around town, including the Rainbow Acres Natural Foods Market. The treats at this bakery are USDA-certified organic, 100% natural, wheat-free, soy-free and vegan—just about guilt-free! The crunchy almond nut cookie comes in regular or sugar-free and offers a satisfying crunch. Their pistachio nut cookies are bite-sized and made with organic cardamom and organic coconut oil and are just enough to please your sweet tooth. Nut Just a Cookie, Inc., P.O. Box 26638, Santa Ana
This lovely little treat shop has a dedicated kitchen free of gluten, wheat, dairy/casein, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, gums and GMOs. Their cookies are delicious and come in multiple options like traditional chocolate chip cookies, snicker-doodles, or decadent Lil Mint Scouties—the bakery’s take on Thin Mints. You can even take their frozen dough home with you to make treats in your own kitchen. 5264 W. Pico Blvd., 310-968-9380
This New York import prides itself on offering refined sugar free, gluten free, wheat free, soy free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and kosher sweets. Grab a slice of their delicious loaves in flavors like cornbread, pumpkin spice, zucchini, banana chocolate chip, cinnamon sugar toastie, and more. Their double chocolate crumb cake with agave-sweetened chocolate sauce is to die for as well. 236 North Larchmont Blvd., 855-462-2292
The motto of this Wilshire Blvd. bakery is “Life’s short, eat cookies!” There’s gourmet options such as banana split cookie, rocky road, and chocolate pecan caramel. If you need some ice cream with those cookies, Milk Jar offers cereal milk, coffee and cookies, French vanilla bean, and honey lavender flavors. Wash it all down with Broguiere’s Milk, Harney & Son’s Tea, or Sightglass Coffee. 5466 Wilshire Blvd., 323-634-9800
If you love the patisseries of Paris, Chaumont is pretty close to the real thing. The bread is a signature item at this bakery, with a truly incredible baguette and some rustic breads as well. And be sure to try their amazing sweet specials, which include items such as an oozing chocolate marble cake, warm almond croissant, and pain au chocolat.
Sure, Sweet Butter Kitchen’s lunch, brunch, and breakfast dishes are amazing, but it's their pastry options that keep people coming back for more. From warm chocolate chip cookies to caramel fleur de sel brownies and melt in your mouth buttermilk doughnut muffins, Sweet Butter Kitchen is worth it to stop in for a sweet treat and a coffee from their Intelligentsia Coffee Bar. 13824 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 818-788-2832