Pop-Tarts are the next big thing
This pocket pastry is all grown up--and delicious
Forget store-bought varieties--new foodie Pop-Tarts taste nothing like what you’d find in the cereal aisle. These little pastry pockets of sugar, fruit--and sometimes meat--are fresh and often even healthy. Here are six you have to try:
C + M at LACMA
The craft coffeehouse at LACMA serves pastries as creative as the art: lavender-sprinkled lemon and bacon with dates are among the offerings.
C + M at LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd.; 323-857-6180 or patinagroup.com
Cozy up at this DTLA spot for strawberry jam, blueberry, Meyer lemon and other seasonal flavors.
Nickel Diner, 524 Main St.; 213-623-8301or nickeldiner.com
Introducing the savory version of the Pop-Tart: Rich enough for a whole meal, this one has pork confit, cheese and tomato jam.
Abigaile, 1301 Manhattan Ave., Hermosa Beach; 310-798-8227 or abigailerestaurant.com
This North Hollywood diner serves grab-and-go tarts with sprinkles all day. Mmmm, raspberry filling.
Joe Coffee, 5251 Lankershim Blvd., N. Hollywood; 818-486-1112 or joecoffeela.com
At Semi-Sweet, they’re called “pocket tarts,” and they don’t come too sugary. The PB & J flavor is a crowd favorite.
Semi-Sweet Bakery, 105 E. Sixth St.; 213-228-9975 or semisweetbakery.com
Here the crispy pastries are filled with lobster and Gruyère Mornay sauce, then served in a retro toaster with sides of Tabasco hollandaise and tarragon aioli.
Barton G., 861 N. La Cienega Blvd.; 310-388-1888 or bartongtherestaurantla.com