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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

Nickel Diner

Cozy up at this DTLA spot for strawberry jam, blueberry, Meyer lemon and other seasonal flavors.

Nickel Diner, 524 Main St.; 213-623-8301or


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

Joe Coffee

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

Semi-Sweet Bakery

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

Barton G.

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

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