Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Places To Eat In Los Angeles: Sprinkles Cupcakes, Beverly Hills

Maybe with the exception of macarons, I love nothing more than a good cupcake, so obviously one of the first pilgrimages I had to make was to the famous Sprinkles Cupcakes bakery in Beverly Hills. For those of you who don't know, Sprinkles in Beverly Hills was the worlds first cupcake bakery, so it is a pretty special place to say the least, and I think it made a wonderful first foodie-come-cake addict stop for me in the city.
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I went for the strawberry cupcake, because my roommate recommended it and otherwise I'd never be able to make my mind up! I think the next time I visit a chocolate one, or a lemon coconut one has to be had...
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I think their especially branded mineral water is kind of cute - I really did not want to throw the bottle away!
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This is something rather special just outside the store, between the cupcake and ice cream sections. This is the famous Sprinkles Cupcakes Cupcake ATM. It is open 24 hours, and you can get served Sprinkles Cupcakes out of it. You can even get special dog cupcakes to feed your four legged companion. I am simply lost for words.
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Finally, just around the corner from Sprinkles, does this visual look at all familiar to you? That is the odd thing about LA, you feel like you've been loads of places before when in fact you've never visited, because you see it in films or on TV so much, especially when you stumble across a generic shot like this one!


Angelenos, where else do I need to visit to get my cupcake fix in the city? I think my next foodie fix has to be Bottega Louie - I've heard so much about their macarons and pastries! 

25 comments:

  1. Rachel, welcome to Cali! I'm glad you are loving it. Actually, I was grinning from ear to ear reading your last post. I was also an international student 9 years ago who went to a grad school in L.A. (erm...UCLA's rival school, haha!) and everything that you said is true. People were so nice I thought I was in a movie set or something. But then the longer I lived in L.A. the more I realized that majority of the people there are really friendly but they can also be superficial and tend to engage in small talk. It guess with the carefree attitude, I guess. :)

    Anyways, on to cupcakes and desserts. You have to go to Porto's Cafe and Bakery in Burbank. They have the best sweets there. And have you explored Los Feliz, yet? I love that neighborhood! So many cute little shops and cafes. Also, if you are into star sightings, go to the Country Mart in Malibu, that's where all the movie stars go to shop, eat, etc. And its also close to Zuma Beach, which is so clean and quiet compared to the rest of the beaches in L.A.

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  2. I went to an awesome apple pie place when I was in LA called Apple Pan - it's on West Pico Boulevard & Glendon Ave, which is West LA - not sure if that's miles out for you? x

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  3. That cupcake looks delicious!! And I love the LA scenery. I definitely feel like I know as I've seen it so many times on TV.

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  4. OMG. I have never heard of that an ATM for doggie cupcakes. I must say that when I do make cupcakes, they are best fit for dogs :)

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  5. That cupcake ATM is genius, I love it! Hope you're settling in well in LA!

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  6. Oh my gosh it all looks amazing and so yummy! Sounds like your having an amazing time. Cant believe you get a cupcake ATM.. the Americans think of everything, literally.


    Ruth xxxx

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  7. Oh gosh, I'm totally dying of jealousy in boring old London, Rachel! I think every cupcake lover in the world must have a trip to Sprinkles on their 'places to visit' list - hope you're having an amazing time in LA, so far, and settling in well :) xx

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  8. You know another way to feel like you've seen it? Actually come see it. You NEED to come visit, if only because I know how shopaholic crazy you're going to go the first time you ever step into a Madewell store...

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  9. That is by no means mile out for me, it is actually rather close by LA standards - thanks for the tip! x

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  10. Thanks for the tips! Beverly Hills was my first field trip, but I'm going to plan another tomorrow, as I'm going to start getting busy with orientation next week - it would be great to meet up sometime x

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  11. as if theres a cupcake atm! couldn't be more jealous of all the amazing food you're gonna get to try as well as everything else about your la adventures. have you been to in-n-out burger yet? xx

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  12. I have not yet, but I have found my nearest one and even though it is *just* a fast food joint, I fully intent to shoot a 'Places To Eat In Los Angeles' feature there - rather excited about trying my first ever one, to be honest! x

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  13. This looks amazinggggg :) Your pictures are great - :) Hope you're having a fab time :)

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  14. such cute pictures! you definitely must go to bottega louie, it's amazing. Try susie cakes in brentwood for cupcakes - I actually like them better than sprinkles. Have you just moved here? Let me know if you have any questions!


    whitney
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  15. Thanks for the heads up, I think I might head out to Brentwood tomorrow as my next day trip, I've heard so many great things about places there I think there is a lot to visit!


    And yes, I moved here on Friday, so excited to be in the city!

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  16. How did you only get one? I would buy one in each flavor and devour them all. They look phenomenal, and I'm sure they live up to their hype. Sprinkles created the first cupcake ATM, so they must be drool worthy. They need to branch out to Canada!
    I hope you're having a good time in LA. I love the LA posts !
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  17. I think the only way I managed only to get one is because I knew I'd be going back - I am going to be living her for 10 months after all!

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  18. YUMMMMM!!! Those cupcakes look so good!! :D


    xo - David

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  19. Rachel, I actually live in San Francisco now but would love to meet up with you when I am down there to visit family. Or we can always see each other when you come to SF, which I assume you will, right? :D

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  20. We must - I hope to come sometime at Christmas - I really love the city! x

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  21. I have a serious cupcake craving now, I saw the ATM on something recently, genious!

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  22. wow! those cupcakes over there are making me hungry ^

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  23. Definitely need to visit this cupcake ATM! Sadly I didn't know about it when I was in LA last year.


    Good luck with settling in and living in LA - just discovered your blog and I am loving it :)

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  24. So jealous that you are in LA. I like the way they are slightly more unique and strong looking and not just pretty and pink.. the pretty and pink cupcakes are slightly overkill now!

    Have fun over there!

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