The Unexpected Reason Dessert Goals Is Superior to All Other Food Festivals

If you weren't already aware, a food festival dedicated to just desserts has made its way to Los Angeles and I was lucky enough to attend.

Featuring over 30 unique vendors, Dessert Goals was far and away the sweetest event I've ever attended. Sorry, that joke had to be made.

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With an ample amount of vendors, there's something for everyone. Being vegan, I was thoroughly impressed at the amount of options the festival provided for people like me.

Of all the desserts I sampled, my favorites were the Vegan Ginger Molasses and Raspberry Sorbet Ice Cream Sandwich from Coolhaus, the Green Tea Mousse Cake with Mochi from Pomegranate and the Coconut Acai Bowl from Amazebowls.

Coolhaus ice cream sandwich in front of a sign that reads OMG

(OMG is right!)

I even walked away with a container filled to the brim with Sour Belts and Sour Patch Kids from Dylan's Candy Bar, which I promptly devoured on my way home.

While all of the desserts provided made the festival worth attending, it was the attention to detail that had Dessert Goals towering in comparison to its counterparts.

Ashley attending Dessert Goals food festival in Los Angeles, California

(Goals! Goals! Goals! Goals!)

Set in a bright and welcoming spot on the 11th floor of the Cooper Design Space in Downtown L.A., I've never felt more invited walking into an event.

The bright colors and festive decorations served at the perfect backdrops for everyone to snap a fun pic of their fave desserts.

They even had an Instagram Garden for all your photo opp needs. Can you name any other event that was clever enough to come up with such an idea? I sure can't!

Dessert Goals arches

(Is this what heaven looks like?)

I could tell tons of time and thought went into the setup of this event, and it paid off in a big way.

I can't wait to see what next year's event brings. Hopefully more vendors and plenty of Insta-worthy settings.

Sweet Vibes Only backdrop at Dessert Goals

(Sweet vibes ONLY!)

If you want to be one of the first to know when tickets go on sale for next year's L.A. festival, you can sign up for the Dessert Goal's newsletter HERE.


Dessert Goals is the first-ever dessert-only food festival of its kind. Curious about how it came to be? Check out our interview with its founders Liang Shi and Miraya Berke HERE.