Well, it wouldn’t have been a week off without some deliciousness. So while we were out…
Karma Baker is out in Westlake Village, but I think they are also carried at markets like Erehwon. Gluten free AND Vegan, they are a favorite of some of the Kardashians. So if you want to see one of their assistants (or them, who knows), drop on by and try this excellent peanut butter and chocolate brownie. This is just half. Because we like to share. Silly, that’s not why. It’s just so we could have half of something else!
What? Karma Baker makes DONUTS?! Yep. That one in the back is a Unicorn donut. They’re vanilla underneath, but you can also get chocolate. My favorite, and only if fresh, is the cinnamon sugar. My boss brought me these, because she is extraordinary and thoughtful. We returned for more. Because we are little piggies.
Flower Child in Santa Monica has BOSS brownies (not vegan, but gluten free), and really excellent chocolate chip cookies. They’re about $3 each, and huge, which is a pretty good deal. They also have $5 coconut chocolate pudding with optional coconut and almonds. You might think it’s too expensive to try but don’t be a cheapskate, because it’s excellent. Then take a trip upstairs to sit, or get up there and see the awesome bathroom whether you need to go or not. You need to go. They have other stuff here, but, uh, we didn’t look. If you go on Wed. or Sat. there is a swell farmer’s market and you can eat something on the shore like we did. Or just come here. It’s always good to have choices…
Winner of the Gluten Free doughnut category: FONUTS on 3rd and Crescent Heights near the Farmer’s Market (You can walk. Really.). They’re DEEELICIOUS. Try the lemon. We are massive chocolate lovers, and we recommend the lemon. It’s THAT good.
Fonuts are delicious but here’s some guidance from them: All Gluten Free and Vegan Fonuts contain Almond flour and are made on premises which contain nuts, dairy, flour and other products containing gluten. We are not Gluten Free Certified, however we take the utmost care in preventing cross contamination.
Littlejohn’s is in the Farmer’s Market, and has been there since…forever, roughly. Know why? Fresh fudge, that’s why. That 1/2 lb. hunk of Rocky Road is for my mother, who informed me upon hearing that I secured some for her: “Ooh, that felt like a big hug.” Right. Now you know where I get it from. Because the other slab of peanut butter and chocolate is for us. Duh! Not dairy free, but gluten free, thank heavens.
The last breakfast hurrah (eggs on toast with cheddar, white potatoes, easy homemade stuff to avoid Sunday Funday lines at..anywhere in L.A.) before the inevitable week-long sugar restriction to recover from this week. But remember, I did this for you!