The October 2015 grand reopening of Baba Sweets in Canoga Park is proving to be a sweet experience all around. We visited on Diwali and found a steady stream of guests picking up treats to commemorate the Indian festival of lights.
Staff, armed with stacks of boxes, quickly filled the colorful containers with milk solid and condensed milk based Indian sweets such as barfi, a fudge like delicacy and jalebi, a fried, fermented batter, pretzel shaped dessert soaked in sugar syrup.
We were especially taken with the highly recommended mango barfi, a rich, thick, creamy milk based fudge that melts in your mouth evoking the sweetest celebration of the magnificent mango.
Baba Sweets staff are wonderfully accommodating, allowing customers to taste the days offerings. We took small samples of everything on the table before deciding which to purchase.
Then decided on the small gift pack and asked for a smattering of our favorite sweets.
A variety of textures and spices highlight the unique desserts and we found Baba’s delights to be some of the best Indian sweets we have had the pleasure of enjoying in Los Angeles.
Don’t be surprised by the introduction of cardamom, pistachio, cumin and a slew of exotic spice, fruit and nut combinations.
Everything is priced exceptionally well including drinks, mango lassi and the weekend lunch which is offered in combinations based on the number of vegetarian dishes guests choose.
Don’t miss the free chai on the right side near the center of the room. The warm sweetened and spiced tea is the a perfect complement to the treats they sell. For a spectacular taste of India, a stop at Baba Sweets will both transport and delight.
Baba Sweets, 21318 Saticoy Street, Canoga Park, CA 91304
Phone – 818-883-5825 web site – thebabasweets.com