I am so happy I found you at the Sunday Farmer's Market in Brentwood. You were such a kind woman giving my husband and I sample after sample. You make truly delectable delights. We ended up buying a loaf of banana bread (plain) as we fell in love at first bite.
After traveling to Hawaii a few times and reading about how Maui has THE BEST banana bread in the world, we searched and found who they say has the best. It was okay but Your banana bread is by far WAY better than theirs!!
I am hooked and am looking forward to Sunday when I can get another loaf, or two or three.
I love coffee cake. I have traveled around the world and to many US cities tasting coffee cake. What I like most about coffee cake is the subtlety – and complexity — of flavors. Probably one of coffee cakes’ most important ingredients is cinnamon. I can now taste the difference between good, bad or cheap cinnamon. My favorite coffee cakes are ones that are not too sweet. One of the best tasting coffee cakes I have ever had is from A Little Nosh, at the Calabasas Farmer’s Market baked by Cindy. My days are usually pretty intense so it’s good to have deflections that are satisfying. Go have some coffee cake, especially during the holidays.
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People were still talking about your sweets yesterday, Cindy. Thank you for working with me on this party. When we do it again, you will be on our list (though we ordered too much for about 100+ people. And they didn't drink as much wine and beer as I had anticipated either. (My twin 9 year old grandsons were thrilled when I brought them a full box of your chocolate chip cookies last night!)
I was at the Brentwood's farmers market last week for the first time and ran across your booth. I had a sample of your chocolate chip cookie..purchased a bag and was blown away. I am a cookie snob and have to say yours is one of the best I've had. Hope I can stop by the farmers market soon and pick up some more..so yummy!
A week ago you dropped off Rugallah for my husband's bday brunch. I really hadn't paid much attention to your "nosh's" until his party, but wow were they incredibly delicious!!! From now on you will be first on my list for desserts. Thanks so much for dropping them off and supplying me with such a great treat for my husband and guests.
What are you? Some kind of drug dealer?
That lemon poppy seed thing is so moist, so sweet, so indulgent, so good, I had to restrain myself from inhaling the whole cake. And then, if I had, I'd have to offer George or Sarah or something of equal value to keep me supplied. Dang, it's faboo! You are The Master. (Actually, the feminine of "master" is, apparently, "mistress." But that sounds so wrong...) Maybe you should open a second company called " A Big Nosh." Or "A Ganza Nosh." Or just plain, "Ess, Ess, You're Too Skinny Anyway!"
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How A Ruggelah Brought Me Back Home
As a Los Angeles native, raised by a Russian Jewish Bubbie, one bite of your ruggelah took me back to her kitchen and in heaven! My kids and I live in the Bay Area now after leaving Westlake Village and there are NO Jewish delis, as we know them, in the Bay Area so anytime any one of us is in LA, it is mandatory that you bring something delicious home! My daughter was at the Calabasas Farmer’s Market last Saturday and knew I’d love your ruggelah! AND I DID! It actually tasted like my Bubbie’s schdruddle, the filling was to die for!!! I do hope you’ve been to Brent’s Deli in Westlake or Northridge and asked owner, Ronnie Peskin, or his son, Brent, to taste your baked goods...Ronnie is an old high school friend and if you want someone to put in a good word, let me know! OR, if I can be of any help as a salesperson in the Bay Area to sell your goods, I’m on it! I’ve been in sales for over 30, years, worked in the Jewish community up here for 20, and I think you’d be a huge hit! So if you need or want a rep, I’m a Jewish mother who only wants everyone to enjoy! Best regards and don’t stop baking!!! Too many of our traditions are going by the way-side!! My kingdom for Bubbie’s blintzes, knishes and borscht!!!
Doncha just hate it when dessert people get all uppity, and try to add all the wangdoodles, hornswogglers, snozzwangers, and vermicious knids they can shake a stick at? The "product" ends up being something you don't even recognize, much less want to try!
Well with A Little Nosh, they make sweet and deliciously comforting desserts, and they DO IT RIGHT!!! I crept on them at the Brentwood Farmer's Market, a market much better than Santa Monica Blvd./Purdue, but not as good as Main Street, and fell in love.
I got chocolate ruggelah and chocolate cinnamon mandel bread, the cornerstone of Jewish desserts :) They were just like my grandmothers used to make, and priced perfectly. For $5 I got a huge back of ruggelah that I shared with a few friends and my parents, and STILL had leftovers, which I donated to the Hungry Coworkers Fund.
I love A Little Nosh, and you will too. And if you don't, then you're full of meshugenah!
- Dan J.
I have ordered and eaten pretty much everything that A Little Nosh bakes -- from the amazing mandelbrot to the unbelievable dark chocolate chip cake and I can safely say that these are my favorite sweets available anywhere.
Do yourself a favor and order some desserts immediately. You will not regret it.
- Jamie M.
"a little nosh" provided the most perfectly sweet party favors for my daughter's baby shower. The theme focused on "sugar and spice" since my daughter is having a girl. Cindy came up with the perfect confection to complement the theme---her fantastic cinnamon & sugar mandlebrot with chocolate chips. Each lovely bow wrapped package contained 8 large mandlebrot cookie bars with a generous sprinkling of sugar and cinnamon. The hostess added a decorative tag on the bag that had the famous poem, What are little girls made of? Sugar & spice & all that's nice, That's what little girls are made of!
It made a delicious takeaway for the guests and great party favor for the occasion. Cindy is very helpful and quickly responds to your needs and offers ideas. Cindy, thank you so much for your participation in making this fun event.
- Sharon S.
I am a regular at the Brentwood Sunday Farmers Market, where I see Cindy and her amazing cakes, cookies and treats each week. I am continuously blown away by how delicious these are. Cindy, you are a genius! I think these are the best desserts I have ever eaten. I am usually not a carrot cake fan, but the ones from A Little Nosh are just exceptional, and demonstrate the baker's skill. The chocolate chip cookies are unique and exceptional, managing to be unbelievably moist with the perfect amount of chewiness. Cindy is modest, sweet and rightfully proud of her desserts. Try this out to experience the best baked goods in all of LA. A total gem.
- Deb D.
The best most delicious treats! YUM!!
If you would like to submit a testimonial, please email Cindy@alittlenosh.com.