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Food

Tasty Throwbacks: 7 of L.A.'s Best Retro Desserts

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The food world seems to be taking a nod from fashion, riffing off 50s and 60s style desserts and turning them into modern treats. We've gathered a gallery of some of our favorite renditions around town. But you won't find any jello molds here, folks. These are gourmet takes on classic, throwbacks that take sweets to the next level.

Let us know about your favorite retro treats in the comments. (And please, let us know if you know where we can find some Coca Cola cake in LA. Our search for that one left us empty-handed.)