Zoe Nathan and Josh Loeb's Santa Monica bakery was bustling during my visit, with nearly every table occupied—and this was 11 a.m. on a Monday. The display case was fully stocked, with a sizeable collection of sweets vying to be coveted alongside a latte (not to mention savory goods like sandwiches, soups, and flatbread pizza).
It's the kind of place where everything looks good, so knowing what's best is helpful, especially when you can get the bakery's tastiest items right from the source of all that's sweet: Zoe herself.
Click through the slide-show to find out her top picks at Huckleberry, from shortbread squares topped with chewy caramel and fleur de sel (one of the shop's signature items), to a savory and sweet biscuit with Niman Ranch bacon and pure maple syrup.
Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery
About the author: Erin Jackson is a food writer and photographer who is obsessed with discovering the best eats in San Diego. You can find all of her discoveries on her San Diego food blog EJeats.com. On Twitter, she's @ErinJax