Shop Indie | Dine Local | Only in Old Pas!
Old Pasadena is home to a wonderful variety of retailers including prestigious nationals, one-of-kind boutiques, and everything in between. Support local by looking for the "Only in Old Pas" stamp next to businesses that are either one-of-a-kind and unique to Old Pasadena, or have few regional locations and embody the indie spirit. If you choose to shop online or by phone, ask about contact-free curbside pick-up.
Specializing in creating a modern version of traditional European-style pastries, Delight Pastry is a family-owned business with 20 years of experience. Their goal is to provide an exquisite and unique culinary experience to all their customers. Enjoy pastries and desserts, as well as delicious coffee drinks.
As of DEC 2020: This Dots location is currently closed due to COVID-19. Visit their website for other locations.
A cute-as-a-button shop, Dots Cupcakes offers boutique-style cupcakes that are baked fresh daily with quality natural ingredients like French Valrhona chocolate, Madagascar Bourbon, Tahitian vanilla extract, and organic fruit preserves, just to name a few. Customers can choose from large or mini sizes – 25 flavors available each day!
A third-generation chocolatier with origins in the Ukraine, Mignon Chocolates creates all its treats locally by hand without the use of chemicals or preservatives, using only original family recipes. The result? Melt-in-your mouth truffles, seasonal varieties, exotic flavors, and just good old-fashioned chocolates. Custom theme or shaped chocolate pieces can be crafted for special events or with company logos.
Originating in 2011 in Portland, Oregon, Salt & Straw has quickly become a West Coast favorite for inspired ice cream flavors made with intention. The family-run business opened in Old Pasadena in late 2019 as the company’s first scoop shop in the San Gabriel Valley - it joins LA locations in the Arts District, Venice, and Larchmont Village, Studio City, and West Hollywood.
Known for its curiously delicious flavors – including custom menu favorites exclusive to LA like Black Olive Brittle & Goat Cheese and Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Salt & Straw also features classics such as Sea Salt with Caramel Ribbons, James Coffee & Bourbon, and Roasted Strawberry & Toasted White Chocolate. All flavors are handmade in small batches using organic, sustainable and thoughtfully-sourced ingredients such as cream from Scott Brothers Dairy, a family-owned Southern California farm.
The cozy Old Pasadena location features a nostalgic-meets-modern design, with the use of curved oak edges, parquet wood inlay, custom terrazzo flooring, and a window bar that invites guests to enjoy their ice cream while taking in the vibrancy of Pasadena’s iconic Colorado Boulevard.
Happiness one slice at a time. That simple mission is carried out all day every day by The Pie Hole as the counter-service eatery inside Indiana Colony wows patrons with sweet and savory pies made from scratch with high quality ingredients. Favorites include Mexican Chocolate, Earl Grey, and Cereal Killer. Visitors can also find other baked items, as well as Pie Hole’s house blend coffees, which are organic, Rainforest Alliance Certified, and roasted to exact specification.
Vanilla Bake Shop is a charming neighborhood bakery with fresh, from scratch cakes, cupcakes, icebox desserts, and assorted sweets, all of which use high-quality ingredients and offer timeless taste. It's signature ingredient? Real Madagascar vanilla beans in all desserts, of course.
Inspired by her globetrotting adventures, Adrienne Nicole Borlongan created Wanderlust Creamery in 2015 with its foundation in world flavors - think innovative ice cream fusions like Japanese Neapolitan, Thai Tea, Ube Malted Crunch, Australian Pavlova, Hawaiian Toast + Guava Jam, and Koldstal. The Old Pasadena Wanderlust is the fifth location in the LA area, tucked inside the artisanal Indiana Colony and offering perfect window seats for patrons to watch the street action along Colorado Boulevard.