Assal Pastry

14130 Culver Dr.
Irvine, CA 92604


  • Daily 8:30am-8pm
  • $
  • Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Snack Food
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Sholeh zard-a rice pudding brilliantly yellow and so peppery you'll find yourself gasping after eating it-is but one of the side dishes at Assal Pastry, a chic bakery in Irvine's Little Tehran enclave. The primary attraction here is cookies: dozens of just-baked trays that rely on different types of flour and infinite pistachio presentations rather than sugar for their sweetness. Purchase a pound of any cookie (cheap at $8), and Assal packages your order inside an emerald-green box that gives Tiffany's jewelry container a run for its color.

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