Sweet! The Top 12 Halloween-Themed Treats In L.A.

Are you the type of Angeleno that would rather choose treat over trick? Yep, us too! We're suckers for sweets, and it looks like L.A.'s top restaurants and bakeries are reading our minds. Rather than wait until the 31st, we're getting a head start and stocking up on sugary desserts that put those mini Snickers bars to shame.
Even cookies and cupcakes fashioned to look like ghosts and creepy crawlers couldn't scare us away from the calorie-packed bites (although our dentist and personal trainer would hope otherwise!). It's almost frightening how many local spots are already serving up Halloween-themed grub, so we tried 'em all and narrowed it down to the crème de la crème.
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Go ahead, feast your eyes on our top 12 picks — and we'll meet you at the gym first thing November 1 (or maybe 2 or 3, depending on the leftover sitch).
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Thomas Keller and crew are killing it this season with their beautifully crafted desserts. The NorCal import will be serving up peanut butter and jelly macarons, pumpkin short bread cookies, devil's food and pumpkin cupcakes (baked to look like ghosts!), and bat-shaped cookie sandwiches with crème filling.

Bouchon Bakery, 235 North Canon Drive (between Dayton and Clifton ways); 310-271-9910.

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Dressing up as Forrest Gump this year? Head to Compartés to make your box of chocolates extra spooky! We bet you'll win bonus points in the creative costume competition.

Compartés, 912 South Barrington Avenue (between Dorothy Street and Darlington Avenue); 310-826-3380.

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Our fave childhood DIY dessert is now made for girls on the go (with tiny pumpkin and ghost-shaped sprinkles that our moms never set out!).

Milk, 7290 Beverly Boulevard (at North Poinsettia Place); 323-939-6455.

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Leave it to this Brentwood Country Mart hot spot to take a sugar cookie and switch things up! The Piñata Pumpkin cookie oozes crunchy pearls upon first bite — gory but delicious!

Farmshop, 225 26th Street (near San Vicente Boulevard); 310-566-2400.

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The junk-flood platter gets a major upgrade at L.A. Market with caramel corn parfaits, pumpkin brownies, and a heaping serving of cotton candy!

L.A. Market Restaurant at JW Marriott, 900 West Olympic Boulevard (at Georgia Street); 213-765-8600.

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Since making the move to L.A., this NYC staple has been satisfying everyone from those obsessed with SATC to Laker fanatics. For Halloween, Magnolia has put a spooky spin on their signature cupcakes with adorable decorations.

Magnolia Bakery, 8389 West 3rd Street (at South Orlando Avenue); 323-951-0636.

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Show up at any Halloween bash with a box of these bad boys and we promise you'll win over every guest in the room. And, if you're an overachiever, go on and hit up the bakery's custom treats!

SusieCakes, 11708 San Vicente Boulevard (between Gorham and South Barrington avenues); 310-442-2253.

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We've heard of serving someone's head on a platter, but eyeballs — that's a first! Swing by the legendary hotel and nosh on spice cupcakes, cake pops, and pumpkin mousse before hitting the town.

Public Kitchen & Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, 7000 Hollywood Boulevard (at North Orange Drive); 323-769-8888.

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Does it get much better than Godiva? The chain chocolatier has whipped up terrifyingly cute truffles for the holiday.

Godiva, 8500 Beverly Boulevard (at La Cienega Boulevard); 310-657-8496.

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With multiple locations around town, there's no excuse to miss out on the decadent desserts at Yummy Cupcakes. Our pick is a sweet twist on the caramel apple — baked with fresh apples, the cupcake is centered with caramel, frosted with a caramel buttercream, then sprinkled with chopped nuts. Should you chose to eat it with the stick is your prerogative (we suggest a fork, things get pretty messy!).

Yummy Cupcakes, 2918 West Magnolia Boulevard (between North Niagara and North Catalina streets); 818-558-1080; 220 26th Street (near San Vicente Boulevard); 424-238-6330; 313 Wilshire Boulevard (between 3rd and 4th streets); 310-393-8283.

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Looking to snag that coveted Employee of the Month title? Bring a Crumbs Halloween Taste Pack to your next board meeting and your bound to impress everyone!

Crumbs, 216 North Larchmont Boulevard (between Beverly Boulevard and West 1st Street); 323-464-8400.

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It's pretty scary how scrumptious Short Cake's desserts can be! Order a brown butter pear tart, cranberry pie, or apple pie, then wander around The Grove to perhaps get started on holiday shopping (yes, we just said that!).

Short Cake, 6333 West 3rd Street (at Fairfax Avenue); 323-761-7976.

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