Best Sweet / Dessert Bars in LA + Chicago..

🍭 Hello LA + Chicago foodies!.. I'm listing for a friend who is traveling to the States soon and has a major sweet tooth! Where does she need to go for a decadent sugar hit? Best dessert bars or sweets shops/cafes etc.. and go! (please)
  1. Any types of cafes, bars, dessert/sweet shops.. any budget.. in both LA and Chicago. Where must Laura visit?
  2. I'd love to pass on your suggestions ☺️
  3. Milo & Olive, Huckleberry, and Rustic Canyon.
    A few of the Rustic Canyon restaurants in Santa Monica which have beautiful desserts and baked goods.
    Suggested by   @margot
  4. Sweet Lady Jane's
    For cakes, in Santa Monica
    Suggested by   @margot
  5. Also Milk (for anything), Gjelina for its ridiculous croissant/babka breakfast pastry, The Pie Hole for pies
    http://www.themilkshop.com/. Gjelina's in Venice. The Pie Hole is in DTLA.
    Suggested by   @margot
  6. Porto's (LA)
    Suggested by   @RachelP
  7. Chicago: Molly's Cupcakes and Sweet Mandy B's
    Both in Lincoln Park both very good
    Suggested by   @kaelin_dodge
  8. Chicago
    Magnolia bakery is always a hit. And I second Mindy's Hot Chocolate!
    Suggested by   @chloepaglia
  9. Garrett's Popcorn (Chicago)
    Not exactly sweet but, the caramel popcorn is delicious! They also have caramel and nuts if you are into that.
    Suggested by   @rebeccaja
  10. Wildfire
    It's a chain restaurant but their desserts are so damn good. We would go there solely to order dessert. No dinner. Just dessert.
    Suggested by   @LeahG
  11. Hit up the donut shops too if she's into that
    Firecakes, Stan's, Glazed & Infused...
    Suggested by   @LeahG