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LA’s Best Bread Pudding: Brunch, Dessert, or 3 PM Pick Me Up

I know. We’re all trying to go gluten free or Paleo but there’s only so much quinoa and kale one can take!  And then there’s pizza, a NY bagel, or that creamy hybrid of some variety of bread with French toast. Sweet or savory, bread pudding is the perfect brunch dish, shared dessert, or pick me up.

Bring it on!

The Wallace

The Wallace

The Wallace in downtown Culver City tops a pretty spectac seasonal menu with Praline Bread Pudding with peach ice cream, granola, and praline caramel. Now we”re talking…

Westside Tavern

Westside Tavern

Whether you’re recovering from some shoe shopping at the Anniversary Sale or looking to satisfy your appetite post-cinema, Westside Tavern  in Westside Pavilion serves  a killer Chocolate Bread Pudding with salted caramel coffee ice cream. Notice the caramel theme here?

Photo Credit: The Fat Dog

Photo Credit: The Fat Dog

WeHo and NoHo gastropub The Fat Dog‘s menu is peppered with updated classics like potato skins with East Coast crab, hickory-smoked bacon, asaparagus, and Hollandaise and Braised Shortrib French Dip. (There’s also a Kale Caesar, albeit with brioche croutons and hickory smoked bacon!) Don’t miss the Brioche Bread Pudding French Toast on the brunch menu. Caramelized banana, mascparone, Nutella sauce? There will still be time to make the 4 pm class at Flywheel!

Tanzy

Tanzy

Over in Westwood, Tanzy‘s brunch menu also includes a Brioche Bread Pudding French Toast with warm maple syrup. We don’t think we can resist a side of Crispy Weiser Farms Potatoes with Chimichurri.

Schulzies

Schulzies

Shark Tank fans will likely remember Shulzies Bread Pudding, the chilled bread pudding in a cup. The Venice Beach location has a rotating menu of 108 flavors, from classics to fruit, chocolate, and seasonal offerings. The more virtuous among us may want to try the I Sigh for Acai Berry, Green Tea Matcha Magic, or Goji Berry Magic. We’re thinking Celestial Chocolate Chunk or maybe PB& Joy or Strawberry & Balsamic?

B Sweet Bread Pudding

B Sweet Bread Pudding

Follow the B Sweet Dessert Truck or stop by the Sawtelle B Sweet Dessert Bar  Wednesday through Sunday for a rotating menu of   Barb Batiste’s B Sweet Bread Pudding with flavors like Maple Bacon, Twinkie, Glazed Donut,  Red Velvet, and for the purist, Rum Raisin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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