Bakeries are iconic symbols of all the good things in life. They make us happy, giddy and make us jump in our shoes. Delectable breads, flaky croissants, firm but tender biscotti, flavorful cupcakes, and simple chocolate chip cookies… we love them all. In the spirit of appreciating the best things in life, Our Private Kitchen and I have teamed up to do a Bakery Crawl around LA. Join us on June 26th (Saturday) as we peruse around the streets of LA in search of that one, perfect baked good. We’ll walk, jump, skip and yeah probably crawl towards the end. If that wasn’t enough fun, we’ll reconvene a few weeks later on the beach for a potluck with creations inspired by your favorite bakery. Who’s ready to crawl with us?!

E-mail me at juliakrystine(@)yahoo(dot)com if you would like to join in the fun. I will get you all the details once you e-mail me. I can’t wait! But until then, 5 am gym trips, and maybe even 2-a-days will need to start taking place to justify all the sweet goodness we will indulge in (oh, and don’t think you will have to gorge on EVERYTHING, you can share or eat small portions, just a little disclaimer).

A list of 10 bakeries are below. If you would like to join us, please leave a comment and let us know your vote for the top 5 bakeries you would like to visit.

Let us know your 5 favorite picks! Voting ends June 11th.

1.) Jin Patisserie

2.) Susie Cakes

3.) Sprinkles

4.) Baby Cakes

5.) Huckleberry

6.) Sweet Lady Jane

7.) Joan’s on Third

8.) Susina

9.) Compartes Chocolateir

10.) La Brea Bakery