What you'll do
Join me for a delicious and fun pastry and ice cream discovery tour through Venice Beach. While pastries & ice cream wouldn't necessarily cross your mind when thinking of Venice Beach, it offers a surprising variety of heavenly pastry, from French croissants to Italian bomboloni (Italian donuts), as well as some of the best ice cream shops in the country. In this tour, you'll get to taste some of these treats and get to know interesting stories about pastries, ice cream, and Abbot Kinney/Venice Beach along the way. We will start out at a popular brunch spot near the beach and right away try some pastries. Next, we'll head to Abbot Kinney (~10 min walk) where we'll spend the rest of the tour. This street is home to one-of-a-kind local goods as well as internationally recognized brands. which we'll get to explore along the way. After checking out a famous donut shop and stopping by two of the best ice cream spots in town, we'll wrap up nearby over coffee. We will, of course, have some breaks to take pictures along the way (Venice sign, murals, plenty of insta-worthy spots), so definitely bring your phones/cameras.
I have lived in California and Los Angeles for the past 5 years and am in love with this city. Los Angeles is a true cultural melting pot where you can find almost any global cuisine authentically and carefully prepared as long as you know where to look. This is no different for pastries and ice cream. I've been traveling all around the world and tasted yuzu ice cream in Japan, croissants, macarons, and kouign-amanns in Paris, gelato in Italy, and cannoli in Boston. During my trips I've talked directly to dessert chefs to learn more about my passion. In LA itself I've been to 30+ bakeries and ice cream shops. I discovered that some of the world's best pastries and ice cream can be found right here in Venice, sometimes in local spots you'd easily overlook. It would be a treat (pun intended) to share my passion with you on this tour.
French Croissant and second pastry (Italian Bomboloni) or delicious ice cream (e.g. Salt & Straw)
Cappucino/Latte/Coffee drink of your choice
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Where you'll be
We will start our pastry and ice cream discovery at a popular brunch spot near Venice Beach that offers delicious bomboloni (Italian donuts). From there we'll head to the famous Abbot Kinney area and explore the hip, edgy, and sophisticated street. We'll stop by a donut shop known for its creative treats and two of the best ice cream shops in all of the US before wrapping up the tour with coffee in a relaxing outdoor environment.
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Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.
Pastry & Ice Cream Tour - Venice Beach