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Who says you can't please everyone all the time? Buttercelli's Bakeshop describes itself as “a small-batch, classic Americana bakery” — which these days means being a one-stop treat shop with something for everyone in the growing population of food sensitivities. Co-owner Val Whalin started out selling her organic baked goods online and at farmers markets before putting down roots in her current jewel-box shop on Ventura Boulevard. Buttercelli offers a comprehensive selection of W&D (wheat & dairy), Paleo, vegan and gluten-free sweets and savories. Custom cakes, muffins, doughnuts, scones, gorgeous cupcakes, old-school hand pies, salted caramel bars — you name it, it's probably here. Everything is baked daily without corn syrup, preservatives, GMOs or anything artificial. Even the food coloring is vegetable-based. —Bianca Douglas

13722 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, 91423. (818) 387-8538, buttercelli.com.

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