Magnolia Bakery (the amazing NY based cupcake shop of Sex and the City fame) opened a location in LA nearly two years ago, but I only just had the chance to check it out.
I'm pretty into cupcakes (but who isn't? If you don't like cupcakes, you're not a friend of mine and also probably lying to yourself) and had been meaning to check out this new-ish location for quite some time so when my boyfriend and I found ourselves on West 3rd Street the other day, it was pretty obvious that we had to get a little something despite having just eaten a giant brunch.
The shop is larger than a lot of the cupcake shops/bakeries in LA, and the cupcakes are just as good and definitely worth derailing your healthy eating plan for the day - there is plenty of seating as well which is nice.
Do yourself a favour and stop in next time you find yourself in that area, I promise you'll be happy that you did!