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Holiday Gift Idea: Miss Lilly’s Trading Company Connects Gourmet Cookies to Doing Good Locally

Miss Lillys

A few years ago, Hancock Park neighbor Bebe Flynn had an eye-opening experience at Meals on Wheels.

After spending a day delivering food to those in need, she learned that a huge percentage of seniors who own pets share their meals with them because they can’t afford pet food. Often, they give the food to their pets before feeding themselves. Of course this means neither the person nor the pet is getting adequate nutrition. Bebe left that day, determined to help solve this problem.

Already a skilled baker and successful entrepreneur (having helped build cutting-edge TCHO Chocolate), it did not take her long to get started on a socially driven business model that could help raise money for Meals on Wheels West. Flynn tweaked some favorite family cookie recipes and created Miss Lilly’s Trading Company – a gourmet cookie and brownie business that donates a portion of the proceeds to provide seniors in need with food and veterinary care for their pets.

Thanks to some delicious gourmet cookies and brownies and a social mission that connected with corporate decision makers, Flynn quickly had distribution at Saks Fifth Avenue, Whole Foods, Gelson’s, Bristol Farms and other specialty retailers throughout Southern California and Arizona. And of course, Larchmont Wine & Cheese right here in the neighborhood.

Today Miss Lilly’s is a thriving company, expanding its retail presence nationally and featuring a line of signature gift tins on the website. In addition, Flynn has started a line of natural pet treats, which are carried in Southern California at all 14 Centinela Pet Food & Supplies locations, at Tailwaggers and at Bristol Farms. A portion of all proceeds go to The Miss Lilly’s Pet Program at Meals on Wheels West.

It’s great to see this local entrepreneur have success. And it’s easy to see why… there’s nothing better than eating a scrumptious cookie and helping a great cause at the same time. 

Website – Miss Lilly’s Gourmet Online Store   

Miss Lilly’s holiday gifts are also now available at


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Mary has lived in the Hancock Park area for over 20 years - including homes in Larchmont Village and Windsor Square. Mary has lived in some great places in her life - but none compare to the convenience and majesty of our neighborhood. For Mary, the neighborhood has been a wonderful home to her large, extended one time she had family members living on seven different Hancock Park area blocks! Larchmont Buzz is a labor of love - built to celebrate the neighborhood and to elevate the conversation in the area.

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