Wednesday January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day, and to celebrate we’ve found some of the best local places to satisfy your sweet tooth.
These restaurants could use the business more than ever right now, so buying them a slice of chocolate cake is the least we can do to help.
Lark Cake Shop, 1355 N. Hill Ave., Pasadena, is open for store pickup and delivery orders from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. To choose from their menu of standard and custom cakes, visit www.larkcakeshop.com/shop or email [email protected].
Vanilla bakery, 88 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open for in-store shopping, pickup, and delivery from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call (323) 204-4075 to order or email [email protected]. To view the cake menu and order online, visit www.vanillabakeshop.com/order/
PolkaTots Cupcakes, 720 N. Lake Ave. Suite 3, Pasadena, specializes in standard cupcakes and cupcakes. They’re open Tuesday through Sunday for in-store purchases as well as pickup and delivery orders, though they require a minimum order of two dozen cupcakes before delivery. For orders visit www.polkatotscupcakes.com or call (626) 798-3932.
pancakes is a sustainable bakery and cafe at 1900 Allen Ave. in Altadena, offering homemade pastries and custom-decorated cakes. They are open for curbside pickup only from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed on Sundays. To view the menu and order online, visit www.patticakesla.com/menu.html
take the cake, 1194 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open for take out, curbside, and local delivery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are closed on Sunday and Monday but will also be delivered on these days. Call (626) 792-1109 or email [email protected] for more information.
FrenchiFornia, 247 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open for take out only from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It’s a small boutique that “stands out with a great selection of delicious French and European goodies,” say customers on Yelp. To order, call (626) 319-3031 or visit www.frenchifornia.business.
Fantasy Icings, 3731 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday only for curbside pickup and delivery. They offer a delicious menu of cakes and desserts with a creative and innovative approach to packaging and presentation that guarantees the highest level of safety and hygiene. To order, call (626) 799-2900 or visit www.fantasyfrostings.com.
Françoise Pâtisserie, 700 Fair Oaks Ave., Suite J, South Pasadena, is open for in-store purchases only, with limited outdoor seating, 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information, call (626) 639-3103.
Federico bakery, 1810 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, is a longtime bakery offering cakes, cupcakes, cookies, bread, pastries and other goodies. They are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for take-out only and closed on Sundays. For more information call (626) 795-4484 or email [email protected].
Sarkis pastry, 1776 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, is a family-run Armenian bakery offering traditional pastries and pastries from the Middle East and Europe. They are open to accept delivery orders from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. To order online, visit www.sarkispastry.com or call (626) 398-3999.
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