Valerie Confections, a maker of high-end chocolates and sweets that operates a store on First Street at Beverly Boulevard, has taken over the former Delilah Bakery in Echo Park. Valerie Confections, operated by Valerie and Stan Weightman, Jr, plan to sell pastries, sandwiches and salads along with chocolates at the Echo Park Avenue shop, reports Angeleno magazine. The magazine did not say what exactly Valerie Confections, which is also opening an outlet in the Grand Central Market downtown, will be selling in Echo Park. Valerie Gordon declined to provide information when approached by The Eastsider earlier this month.
However, a check on the company’s website reveals some gourmet chocolates and treats, from $7 chocolate bars to $20 bags of granola snacks and $50 boxes of chocolates. But the menu for the Grand Central store also shows some lower prices options, including $3 scones, $5 seasonal fruit galletes, $7 bowls of chili and $8 Caesar salads.
The company got its start with a line of chocolate covered toffees, which brought “toffees to a new level,” according to an L.A. Times story.
* Correction: A previous headline of this story said Valerie Confections was from the Westside. That’s wrong. Their existing shop is in the Historic Filipinotown area.