My favorite bakery in the Los Angeles Area is Portos. I used to live in the Silverlake area and loved going there for their delicious Cuban treats.
After I moved away, I was super excited when they opened one in Burbank by the Bob Hope Airport. I love this airport, btw – it is efficient and significantly less crowded than LAX. Now, when I fly through, I make it a point to stop at Portos before and after my flights. 😉
One of my go to items from here are their Napoleons. I have had them two ways – with a light shaving of puff pastry on top (this is their classic):
and gooey caramel on top (this is their dulce de leche):
On a savory note, they’ve got empanadas, tamales, croquettes, and a variety of sandwiches. My favorite are these delicious potato balls filled with meat;
But what keeps me going back are their guava products! I love guava, especially in my travels through tropical areas of the world. Refreshing are their guava smoothies:
And these guava strudels for $0.86 each are the best food deal in the whole world:
So, if you are in the LA area, check out Portos. They’ve got a large variety of cakes and pastries, as well as savories, to choose from and you will not be disappointed.