The Best Kept Secret in Simi Valley…

by Brian

Good morning everyone,

Despite my recent conversion to healthy foods, I do have a few sinful secrets left in the vault.  The most important of these will be reviewed in this post.

Do you love dessert????  I know I do.  Cake, specifically is my vice.  Well, that and a good breakfast burrito.  But you know what keeps me from eating cake very often?  That’s right, you gotta buy a whole freaking cake just to get one slice.  Or, you could start a birthday calendar at your office and use that as your excuse to have cake.  Or… you could pose as a clown and then steal the cake from birthday parties you’ve been hired to do.  (I did it for the good of the kids.)

My point is that if you suffer from the disease commonly known as a “sweet tooth” I may have inadvertently found the answer to all your problems.  It all started a few months ago, with a trip to Vons.  (The lady of the house does not like Albertsons so much.)  I was going to pick up stuff to make dinner but since I was there, I figured that I would peruse the bakery section.  And there it was, on it’s own little island of cakey goodness, a collection of individually packaged cake slices.

I’m not talking about the cheesecake you see everywhere.  I’m talking chocolate, buttercream frosting, carrot cake, german chocolate and a mocha cake I can’t even describe without being reduced to tears.  Some cake even had fruit, and although I’m suspicious of that sort of thing, even that looked amazing. I swear, it was like finding Eden, or Atlantis, or my car keys after a really long time.

So here’s the deal, I have been to several other Vons stores and have yet to see another cake section like this.  The Vons that i’m referring to is on Yosemite, on the east side of town.  


Update: 2/19/09 – Pavillions on Tapo Canyon also has the same selection.  Thanks to Jack for the comment.






Here’s a map of the place that should help you find the cake once you’re there:

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

Your mission, should you choose to accept it

So there you have it, the promised land of cake, right there for the taking.  If any of you have the courage to go after it, let us know in the comments.


I got dirty looks for doing this, but it was worth it.  Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for:

A picture is worth a thousand words!

A picture is worth a thousand words!


Filed under Simi Valley, Ventura County

6 responses to “The Best Kept Secret in Simi Valley…

  1. Sam

    I will deffinately have to hit up Vons in the future because I find that cake just doesn’t have the same pizazz when you dig it out of your neighbor’s trash….i’m just recycling!!

  2. Jack

    Dude, try the cake section at Pavillions on Tapo Canyon. They have some amazing slices there. On one of my trips north, I am going to have to go on the quest for the holy grail of cakes. Its a Danish cake called an Othello cake. Marzapan, Chocolate, Jam, whip cream. I haven’t had it since I was a kid, and have not had anything like it since. I heard it might be available in Solvang. If I find it, I will definitely post it.

    • Hey Jack, you’re absolutely right. I just found out about the Pavillions on TC. I was actually there last night and did a quick drive by on the cake section. Still, thanks for calling me out. I’ll update the post accordingly.

      Othello cake huh? Pictures needed ASAP. Let me know if the Solvang thing works out. I have a buddy up there, and a cake that good might warrant a trip up the coast.

      Thanks again.

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  4. RW

    Simi has secrets! Redemption in the bakery section.

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