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Crème Caramel L.A. Opening Sherman Oaks Brick-And-Mortar

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Kristine de la Cruz started Crème Caramel L.A. out of her Silverlake home, and for the past three years has been peddling her luscious internationally-inspired desserts at farmers markets around the city. What started as a simple family recipe and a 52-page business plan to bake bread puddings and crème caramels is about to turn into a full-fledged business.

And it's coming to the San Fernando Valley.

The grand opening for her Sherman Oaks storefront on Burbank Boulevard and Kester Avenue is slated for early September, but it won't just be a straight up bakery. De la Cruz plans on making it a mini artisanal urban bodega featuring local products, coffee, sweet, and eats, many of which she met through her work at the farmers markets, Artisanal LA, and other purveyor-focussed pop-up events.

Some of said purveyors include Mother Moo Creamery’s ice cream sandwiches and MotherCluck Jams, Nuttin' Butter’s Almond Butters, Cafecito Organico’s coffee, Hazel Dream’s homespun chocolate hazelnut spread, Pete the Baker's croissants and other baked goods, and Coldwater Canyon Provisions jams and pickles.

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Crème Caramel will still be selling their wares at farmers markets, so regular customers needn't fear for a lack of sugar. This is just another outpost to get your fix of Filipino ube brulee. Thank goodness for that.