Posted: Tuesday, Dec 21st, 2021

By Visit Ventura

Sweet Things in Ventura, California

Sweet things. No two words strike more joy in a sweet-toothed heart.

So many sweet things wafting around Ventura.

Unbalanced diet? Maybe, maybe not.

“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand,” another wise sage once said.

Donuts in Ventura

Sweet things in Ventura? From Coastal Cone to Top this Chocolate at Ventura Harbor Village, to La Frutileta Michoacana on the Avenue, to Ex Voto Chocolates and Confections (don’t ignore their ice cream, either), to Cafe Ficelle, Royal Bakery, and Sticky Fingers Baking Company in midtown, to the best little donut stand you may have never heard of (Russell’s Donuts on Ventura Avenue) … yep, there are plenty of lovely-sweet options.

And there are some tucked-away Ventura secret sweets. Lure Fish House’s key lime pie. Tiny Brio Cafe’s chocolate and lemon cheesecakes. Paradise Pantry’s salted carmel bread pudding and butterscotch pot de creme. Marie Shannon Confections‘ chocolate chip cookies. The pan dulce at Herrera’s Bakery and Panaderia Lala’s on Ventura Avenue. Parfait Eklu’s creme brulee and Sweet Fantasy (only by sampling will you understand) at Barrel 33. Close your eyes and take a long moment to roll Rice by Mama’s mango sticky rice around on your tongue. The true sweet lover does not confine sweets to convention.

One last sweet. Almost all of these businesses are small and locally owned, offering you the chance to Support Ventura Local. In this holiday season where support really matters, yet another way for us to do the right thing.

How selfless we are.

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