It’s almost time for resolutions, which for many of you that includes hitting the gym and eating right. Before you go balls to the wall, hit up these Los Angeles restos for some cheap sweets:
$10, Redwood Ice at Red Medicine
From a visual standpoint alone, the plates here are works of modern art. Fortunately, the flavors are just as beautiful. The Redwood Ice dessert consists of a thin layer of almond praline on top of an icy bowl of jasmine, orange blossom, and red currant. Break through the praline and mix the different textures together for a truly unique dessert experience.
$9, Butterscotch Budino at Bottega Louie
It’s quite remarkable how a menu this expansive manages to make so many delicious things all at once, and their desserts are no exception. The Butterscotch Budino is a velvety version topped with Chantilly whipped cream.
$8, The UFO at Umami Burger
You thought Umami only had burgers huh? Well, try their UFO. It’s a warm, tempura-covered oatmeal cookie in melting ice cream. What burger?
$7, Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar at Animal
One of LA’s most notorious desserts, The Bacon Chocolate Crunch Bar is certainly the least vegetarian/kosher item on our list. While it may not be huge, its rich blend of chocolate and smoky bacon gives one-of-a-kind flavor. The lovely salt & pepper ice cream paired with this dish complements the dessert perfectly.
$6, Everyday Sundae at Milk
The Everyday Sundae is a traditional as desserts topped with hot fudge, whipped cream and peanuts. It’s still so good…that’s probably why it’s a tradition.
$5, Deep-Fried Twinkie at Beer Belly
This Deep-Fried Twinkie comes with strawberry puree and chocolate-chip ice cream. Wash it down with one of their amazing beers.
$4, Marshmallow Cloud Cupcake Dipped in Chocolate at Joan’s on Third
Despite the ever-increasing number of cupcake options around town, the chocolate-dipped Marshmallow Cloud Cupcake is the one to chow down on. It resembles a cupcake wearing a garden gnome hat, but it’s Joan’s chocolate cupcake topped with a towering dollop of marshmallow hiding inside a chocolate shell.
$3, Pineapple Chile y Limon at ink.sack
The spicy, juicy Pineapple Chile y Limon is a vacuum-sealed bag of spiced tropical goodness. It’s fruit. It’s healthy!
$2, Ice Cream Sandwich at Diddy Riese
If you find yourself near Westwood at around midnight on a Saturday, with an insane sweet tooth head to this spot. Choose a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor squashed between two fresh-baked cookies to make your own unique ice cream sandwich.
$1, Maple Bar at Bob’s Coffee & Donuts
Shopping at The Grove is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in Los Angeles. Make sure you have $1 left over for a maple bar. Sweet and delicious, these moist, chewy desserts are perfect for a shopaholic.