The Best Almonds in Southern California

Did you know that 80 percent of the world's almonds are grown in California? That's according to the Almond Board of California, and we tend to believe them -- almonds are absolutely all over the place in the restaurants of our fair state. Since February 16th is National Almond Day, we'll make a point to eat some today. Below are some of our favorite almond preparations around town. What almond treats have tantalized your tastebuds? Let us know in the comments!

Chocolate Dipped Almond Cookies from Susina Bakery. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

Almond Croissant from La Maison Du Pain. Image by Flickr user chotda.

Almond Pear Tart at Wilshire Restaurant. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

Splitting Almond Hull from Maisie Jane's California Sunshine Products. Image from Maisie Jane's Facebook Page.

Scallops, Almond Puree, Pickled Grapes, Capers, Curry Oil & Cauliflower Ice Cream from Ludo Bites. Image by Kevin Eats.

California Green Almonds. Image by Flickr user j_bary.

California Almond orchards. Image by Flickr user Suzi Rosenberg.

Poached chicken with almonds, mango, and ginger. Image by Flickr user California Avocados.

Almond blossoms. Image by Flickr user basykes.

Blood orange sorbet and vanilla ice cream with almond brittle. Image by Flickr user arnold | inuyaki.

Rock Yer Road Ice Cream Sundae at Chego. Image by Flickr user Muy Yum.

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Katherine is the former Living Managing Editor at She's been living in and writing about this area for over a decade.
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