: Are you as bummed as us when Girl Scout cookie season ends? No need to hoard your thin mints anymore, we found a tastier and gluten-free option at Breakaway Bakery. The Lil' Mint Scouties, along with their cupcakes and scones, definitely deserve a "yummiest treat" badge.
Breakaway Bakery, 5264 West Pico Boulevard (Near South Dunsmuir Avenue); 310-968-9380.
Buttercelli Organic Bakery: Pop Tarts, carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, double chocolate brownies...do we really need to go on? A little homey and nostalgic, but inventive and tasty too, Buttercelli is the hotspot for gluten-free treats in the Valley.
Buttercelli Organic Bakery, 13722 Ventura Boulevard (Near Woodman Avenue); 818-387-8538.
M Café, 7119 Melrose Avenue (Near La Brea Avenue); 323-525-0588.
a href="http://florevegan.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flore Vegan Cuisine, 3818 West Sunset Boulevard (Near Hyperion Avenue); 323-953-0611.
The Sensitive Baker: This Culver City neighborhood spot is kosher, too, so be sure to pick up some butterscotch blondies for your next holiday party.
The Sensitive Baker, 10836 1/2 Washington Boulevard (Near Spad Place); 310-815-1800.
Babycakes: Everyone's favorite gluten-free and vegan bakery is everyone's favorite for a reason. The donuts are baked, not fried, the perfect healthier twist on an American classic.
Babycakes, 130 East Sixth Street (Near South Main Street); 213-623-5555.
Photos: Courtesy of (above, clockwise from right) Café Gratitude, Babycakes NYC, Buttercelli Bakeshop, M Café.
Cafe Gratitude, 639 North Larchmont Boulevard (Near Melrose Avenue); 323-580-6383.
Shojin, 333 South Alameda Street Suite 310 (Near East Fourth Street); 213-617-0305
Osteria La Buca, 5210 Melrose Avenue (Near North Wilton Place); 323-462-1900.
Interim Cafe, 530 Wilshire Boulevard (Near Sixth Street); 310-319-9100.
Photos: Courtesy of (above, clockwise from left) Breakaway Bakery, Molly Cranna Photography, The Sensitive Baker, Café Gratitude.