WHY A rare chance to savor the sweet side of Portugal.
WHAT This Artesia store serves what amounts to lunch—sausage sandwiches and a weekend-only selection of salt cod dishes—but the main reason to make the trip here is the selection of Portuguese breads and pastries. Try thequeijadas, little tartlets flavored with almond, pineapple, caramel, coconut, sweet beans, orange or a creamy custard. Above all else, make sure to grab a loaf ofmassa sovada, a sweet bread blessed with just a hint of cinnamon.
WHO Expatriates hungry for a reminder of home and those curious about the tastes of the Iberian Peninsula.
Region: South Bay to South L.A.
Cuisine Type: Portuguese