Where does a Palos Verdes “connoisseur” with a sweet tooth go to buy bakery treats? I am very particular when it comes to bakeries after owning my own several years ago (Carlson’s Cookies). Lido Bakeryin Manhattan Beach is my favorite bakery in the Palos Verdes/South Bay area because their ingredients are fresh and their products are so tasty.
Lido Bakery is a family owned and operated bakery. The head baker/pastry chef came from Sweet Lady Jane in West Hollywood. They use only fresh fruit (with the exception of cherries – can you imagine pitting enough cherries for just one pie?) My favorite treats are their cinnamon rolls, raspberry-walnut rugula, chocolate walnut brownies (flavors are heightened by the addition of a little coffee) and chocolate-raspberry cake. Their website is filled with photos of their fabulous custom made cakes (click here to view).
Before I make a trip to Lido Bakery, I call ahead and have them set aside the cinnamon rolls which tend to sell out by the afternoon. All of my favorite items above can be frozen and slowly savored over several weeks. Lido Bakery is located at 3001 North Sepulveda Boulevard, Manhattan Beach 90266 – phone number is 310-545-8955.