Essential Chocolate Desserts started as a wholesale bakery and has now grown and evolved to meet the needs of chocoholics and dessert lovers in Southern California and across the nation!

LA Foodies know Essential Chocolate Desserts for the delicious macaroons, cakes, dessert bars, brownies, cupcakes, gourmet “Ding Dongs,” cookies and other treats it provides to cafés and restaurants. Hearing demand from these customers and Culver City locals, several years ago, Essential Chocolate finally opened our front door to welcome everyone to come in and enjoy our fantastic products directly.

What makes Essential Chocolate Desserts different is that we are not exclusively a bakery nor are we a coffeehouse. We consider ourselves as a dessert company committed to satisfying the taste buds of the traditional chocoholic as well as the eclectic foodie, whether we serve you from behind our retail counter or indirectly when you buy our goods in your neighborhood coffeehouse, café or restaurant.

Known for our rich, fudgy brownies and beautiful, handmade Moon Pies and unsurpassed buttercream frosting, Essential Chocolate Desserts has a full line of baked goods. You’ll find everything from assorted muffins, scones and amazing coffeecakes for breakfast to decadent cakes, pies, cupcakes, dessert bars and other specialty treats for dessert.  We can make an average day special and that special day extraordinary.

With our bakery, walking distance from Sony Studios, Essential Chocolate Desserts is a great West Los Angeles destination for decadent dessert bars, whimsical cupcakes, Gourmet Lappert's Ice Cream, KC Belgian Chocolate, hearty muffins for everyday enjoyment, as well as rich cakes and comforting pies to delight friends and family for special occasions.

Surf our site and see all we have to offer. If you have your heart set on something, call ahead – or, better yet, place an advance order!

Drop by and relax as you sip our signature café mocha -- a rich hot chocolate with a shot of espresso – and enjoy any of our fabulous treats. Maybe one of our new Gourmet “Ding Dongs”? Or Cake Truffles? Or a few pieces of Belgian Chocolate? Whatever you choose – even if it’s not chocolate – we are sure you will enjoy being here.

Gifts shipped Nationwide.

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Melissa and the
Team at Essential Chocolate Desserts