Creme Caramel LA – A Love Story

Creme Caramel LA is the best and the worst thing that has ever happened to me. I first caught wind of Creme Caramel LA from the most recent Eat My Blog charity bakesale. My friend Cathy of Gastronomy Blog posted the most mouth-watering picture of their bacon bread pudding and it was all over. I started desperately tweeting trying to figure out where I could find this dessert that looked too good for words. Then, Kristine de la Cruz (the owner of Creme Caramel LA) tweeted back to me! She told me that they would  soon be serving up their decadently sweet treats at the Melrose Place Farmers Market on Sundays.

I patiently waited for Creme Caramel LA’s debut at the famers market. When the day finally came, I went to the farmers market, me Miss Kristine in person and made my first purchase – one original creme caramel. That was my first mistake, well that and having ever bought this incredible dessert to begin with. After the first creamy, rich bite I was hooked, no sold, no I was a fan for life! And then I was super sad, me and R had devoured this little treasure and there was no more. I would have to wait another week to get more. Why did I only buy 1???

I cannot wax poetic enough about Creme Caramel LA. From their sinfully delicious bacon bread pudding to their creme caramels, everything they are baking up is sheer blissful heavenly delights. The creme caramels  are precisely calibrated with the right amount of caramel flavor delicately woven throughout a velvety thick vanilla custard. It is supremely creamy and incandesent.

If after all that you still don’t believe me, go pick one up for yourself and I guarantee you will fall in love the way I did (well that is unless you don’t like flan-like desserts then you won’t like this at all and you’re crazy). I have to make a confession now,  I have approximately 3 original creme caramels a week. If I can’t make it to the market I order delivery from Creme Caramel LA, yeah they deliver! Now you see clearly why this is the best and worst thing to ever happen to me and my waistline.

And did I mention that Kristine and her staff are the nicest people you will ever meet, truly. She mans her booth every weekend with a big smile and a hug if you’re lucky! This is sweetness all around.  Do yourself a favor and find Creme Caramel LA!

*** You can find Creme Caramel and many other great home-made edibles this weekend in Santa Monica at the Artisanal LA Spring Show ***

14 Comments on Creme Caramel LA – A Love Story

  1. Kung Food Panda
    April 14, 2011 at 7:33 am (4 years ago)

    I’m sold! I’ve been meaning to try them out for awhile now. It’s my favorite type of dessert. Thanks for the post! :)

  2. The Duo Dishes
    April 14, 2011 at 2:57 pm (4 years ago)

    How does one choose between the bacon bread pudding or the creme caramel? Is that why you end up walking away with both? Ack!

  3. g-ma
    April 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm (4 years ago)

    Yum! Thank you, and darn you :-), for reminding me how good these are. I’m going to have to get a few at Artisanal LA this weekend!

  4. Esi
    April 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm (4 years ago)

    I MUST get my hands on that bacon bread pudding.

  5. jenjenk
    April 15, 2011 at 4:39 am (4 years ago)

    crap. now you’ve introduced ME to this. I may have a serious problem now!!! this just looks too good to pass up!!

  6. Jenny
    April 15, 2011 at 5:34 am (4 years ago)

    what caramel heavenly goodness! i will definitely pick one up this weekend thanks for sharing :)

  7. Christina
    April 15, 2011 at 6:04 am (4 years ago)

    ARG!! I need to try this now!

    Too bad I’m working this weekend….

  8. janice chang
    April 21, 2011 at 12:42 am (4 years ago)

    thanks for sharing! i went to Artisanal LA to try Creme Caramel and I can totally understand why you are in love, it is amazing and the owner is the sweetest lady ever!

  9. Jenny (VintageSugarcube)
    April 27, 2011 at 5:24 am (4 years ago)

    LOVE your blog and also love the LA eating! I live in San Diego, so don’t get the LA goodness as often as I like. Is your food truck at the Downtown Art Walk the second Thursday of the month? :)

  10. Diana
    April 28, 2011 at 6:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I really must try the creme caramel the next time I visit Kristine at the farmers’ market. But I’m scared now… if I have one bite, I might never be able to stop! My waistline may never recover!

  11. Allison
    May 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

    This sounds absolutely amazing. I wish I had one in my neck of the woods!

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