Happy summertime in Los Angeles, time to head to the beach, eat even more gelato than usual, load your kitchen counters with Santa Rosa plums -- and bake pies with the flats of peaches and berries that you're doubtless bringing home from the farmers markets. And because nothing inspires a session of pie-making quite like pictures of amazing pastry and baskets of fruit, we thought we'd follow up our list of Top 10 Los Angeles Chefs to Follow on Instagram with a dessert edition of a dozen of our favorite people who've been posting some pretty amazing pictures of what they've been up to in pastry kitchens and bakeries around town.
John Park may not have opened Quenelle, his ice cream and pastry shop in Burbank, yet -he will in the next week or two -- but you can check out what's to come on his Instagram account. A veteran of Lukshon, Providence and Water Grill, Park has been having a lot of fun playing with popsicles -- and unloading stuff off of trucks. Good thing he has a serious supply of desserts in his freezer.
11. Joans on Third:
If you've spent any time at all in Joan's on Third, you'll know there's a whole lot of pretty things to take pictures of in the store itself, so it's hardly a surprise that such aesthetics translate to lots of terrific photos. Pastries, fruit, sandwiches, bread, ice cream -- and, in this case, interestingly adulterated ice cream cones.
10. Roxana Jullapat
The Cook's County pastry chef spends a lot of time at her local farmers markets as well as baking myriad lovely things at the restaurant she and Daniel Mattern own and operate in midtown. Check out her photos of cherry puffs, fruit and vegetable snack breads, cream pies and lots of market fruit. Fun, inspirational -- and very, very appetizing. And then maybe go eat breakfast at her restaurant.
Annie Miler's bakery-café has been a great place to hang out, eat and buy outstanding pastries for more than a decade now -- last year she opened a second location in Beverly Hills -- which fact you can see documented in Clementine's fun Instagram feed. Check out the pies and salads, the strawberry cupcakes and the stellar salad Niçoise -- and, if you want seasonal inspiration, the pretty great flag cake above.