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A vegan pumpkin pie from Sweet Rose Creamery in Santa Monica.
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19 Pies to Swoon Over This Thanksgiving in Los Angeles

Apple, pumpkin, chocolate chess, and more

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A vegan pumpkin pie from Sweet Rose Creamery in Santa Monica.
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With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to consider Los Angeles’s most swoon-worthy pies. From Apple Pan’s beloved banana cream to Valerie Confection’s seasonal apple with salted caramel, here now are 19 fantastic pies to try in Los Angeles, which occupies the traditional homelands of the Tongva and Chumash tribes.

Removed: Hi-Ho Cheeseburger, B.H. & L.P., Jones Hollywood, Sari Sari Store, Goldburger, Knowrealitypie (Thanksgiving pies are available to Pie Club members only), Fat & Flour (check Instagram for the latest on Thanksgiving pies)

Added: Breadblok, Sweet Rose Creamery, Sweet Laurel, Dear Bella, All Day Baby, Doan’s Bakery, May Microbakery, Proof Bakery

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Doan's Bakery

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Doan’s has been turning out pies and bundt cakes in Woodland Hills for decades, catering to stars and locals alike. You can find some of its sweets on Goldbelly for national shipping even, though during the busy holiday pie season it’s best to call the shop (or better yet stop by) to score an early reservation for apple, pumpkin, and sweet potato pecan pies.

Sweet Laurel

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For the month of November, Sweet Laurel is topping its classic apple pie with a crumble made from Purely Elizabeth’s apple walnut granola. The vegan apple pie is priced at $60 and is available for local pick-up and shipping nationwide via Sweet Laurel’s website.

Apple pie from Sweet Laurel in Pacific Palisades.
Apple pie from Sweet Laurel in Pacific Palisades.
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Breadblok

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Breadblok is the place to go for gluten-free holiday pies in classic flavors like apple crumble, pecan, and pumpkin. The 8-inch pies are available for pre-order and pick-up from the bakery’s Santa Monica location.

Sweet Rose Creamery

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Order an ice cream pie from Sweet Rose Creamery for something a less traditional this year. The $48 creations come in flavors like apple, pecan, and pumpkin. Sister restaurant Huckleberry Bakery & Café is preparing bourbon pecan and take-and-bake apple crumble pies for the holiday. Pre-orders are available through Tock or by calling the shops directly for pick-up November 22 to 24. 

Winston Pies

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Brianna Abrams’s stylish pie shop imparts a homemade touch to every slice, whether it’s something seasonal like apple and pumpkin or classic like lemon meringue. For Thanksgiving, all three locations (Brentwood, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood) are offering pre-orders and pick-ups, plus nationwide shipping.

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The Apple Pan

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Lean on this LA legend for holiday pies made with an irresistible shortening-laced crust. The banana cream is worthy of all its accolades, while everything from the apple, cherry, strawberry, and other seasonal offerings are worth a detour. Pre-orders are available online for pick-up on November 23 or 24.

Shabazz Bakery

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This low-key bakery across the street from Woody’s Bar-B-Que is famous for its honey bean pies, which are typically sold on the side of the road by a Nation of Islam member. The honey bean pie is a heavenly custard number made with navy beans, sugar, eggs, milk, and warm spices.

A bean pie from Shabazz Bakery.
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Sweet Red Peach

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To get the gist of what to anticipate at Carolyn Plummer’s Sweet Red Peach, look no further than its name. Sweet stands for sweet potato pie, red is a nod to red velvet cake, and peach means peach cobbler — all three would make for a fine finish this holiday season. Order and schedule a pick-up time online.

Southern Girl Desserts

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Beloved Baldwin Hills sweet shop Southern Girl Desserts specializes in down-home pies, including fantastic takes on sweet potato, pecan, pumpkin, and chocolate chess. Order and schedule pick-up time online.

Dear Bella Creamery

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Inspired by the quintessential sweet potato casserole, chef Belinda Wei is making a dairy- and gluten-free ube ice cream pie this Thanksgiving. Made with butter-roasted ube, torched marshmallows, and candied pecans, the pies are priced at $40 each. Pre-orders are available online for pick-up from November 22 to 24.

Cobblers Cakes & Kream

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Pam Wright, also known as the Cobbler Lady, has been baking her heart out for almost 20 years. Though cobblers are her specialty, the Key lime and sweet potato pies are also solid too. Larger orders require advance notice. Open for takeout and delivery.

Friends & Family

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Chef Roxana Jullapat’s pastry case is always irresistible, especially when there’s pie. From fruit galettes during summer to pumpkin and chocolate chess pies for the holidays, Friends & Family bakes some of the city’s finest slices. This Thanksgiving, the shop is offering four varieties (pumpkin, apple, chocolate chess, and pecan) for $50 each. Pre-orders are available online.

All Day Baby

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Leave the baking to pastry goddess Thessa Diadem this Thanksgiving. With eight different varieties on offer, including apple crumb, purple yam, chocolate cream, and classic pumpkin, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Whole pies are $50 and can be pre-ordered online for day-of pick-up.

Proof Bakery

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Newly-minted worker-owned cooperative Proof Bakery is baking up a trio of pies this Thanksgiving: kabocha pumpkin, chocolate chess, and double-crust apple — each one comes with creme fraiche whipped cream. Pre-orders are available online for pick-up on November 24 or 25.

27th Street Bakery

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This South LA legend has been thriving for three generations. The sweet potato pie that comes in miniature and full-sized tins has been a local favorite since 1956. Open for takeout.

May Microbakery

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Pastry chef Sasha Piligian is offering a trio of festive pies including apple with amaranth crumble, gluten-free chocolate chicory mousse, and Key lime. All 9-inch pies are priced at $65 and will be available for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are available online.

Valerie Echo Park

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Valerie Gordon’s sweets are always highly covetable, but her holiday pies take it to the next level. Apple and salted caramel, nuts and seeds, and pumpkin pies are available for pick-up or local Los Angeles delivery on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are available online.

Pumpkin pie from Valerie Echo Park.
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Pie 'n Burger

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Order a slice of pie to go with that burger and fries or a whole one for the holidays — it’s hard to go wrong at this Pasadena institution. Look for strawberry, peach, and blackberry in the summer months and one filled with mince meat during the holidays. Classics like apple and pecan are available year-round. Open for takeout and delivery.

The Gourmet Cobbler Factory

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Rustic cobblers made with locally grown fruit are the star attraction at Pasadena’s Gourmet Cobbler Factory. Cobblers come in a range of sizes, from single servings to trays large enough to feed a village, with fillings like peach, apple, mixed berry (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry), cherry, and lemon meringue. Available for takeout.

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Doan's Bakery

Doan’s has been turning out pies and bundt cakes in Woodland Hills for decades, catering to stars and locals alike. You can find some of its sweets on Goldbelly for national shipping even, though during the busy holiday pie season it’s best to call the shop (or better yet stop by) to score an early reservation for apple, pumpkin, and sweet potato pecan pies.

Sweet Laurel

Apple pie from Sweet Laurel in Pacific Palisades.
Apple pie from Sweet Laurel in Pacific Palisades.
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For the month of November, Sweet Laurel is topping its classic apple pie with a crumble made from Purely Elizabeth’s apple walnut granola. The vegan apple pie is priced at $60 and is available for local pick-up and shipping nationwide via Sweet Laurel’s website.

Apple pie from Sweet Laurel in Pacific Palisades.
Apple pie from Sweet Laurel in Pacific Palisades.
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Breadblok

Breadblok is the place to go for gluten-free holiday pies in classic flavors like apple crumble, pecan, and pumpkin. The 8-inch pies are available for pre-order and pick-up from the bakery’s Santa Monica location.

Sweet Rose Creamery

Order an ice cream pie from Sweet Rose Creamery for something a less traditional this year. The $48 creations come in flavors like apple, pecan, and pumpkin. Sister restaurant Huckleberry Bakery & Café is preparing bourbon pecan and take-and-bake apple crumble pies for the holiday. Pre-orders are available through Tock or by calling the shops directly for pick-up November 22 to 24. 

Winston Pies

Winston Pies
Winston Pies
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Brianna Abrams’s stylish pie shop imparts a homemade touch to every slice, whether it’s something seasonal like apple and pumpkin or classic like lemon meringue. For Thanksgiving, all three locations (Brentwood, Santa Monica, and West Hollywood) are offering pre-orders and pick-ups, plus nationwide shipping.

Winston Pies
Winston Pies
Winston Pies/JS2PR

The Apple Pan

Lean on this LA legend for holiday pies made with an irresistible shortening-laced crust. The banana cream is worthy of all its accolades, while everything from the apple, cherry, strawberry, and other seasonal offerings are worth a detour. Pre-orders are available online for pick-up on November 23 or 24.

Shabazz Bakery

A bean pie from Shabazz Bakery.
Shabazz Bakery
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This low-key bakery across the street from Woody’s Bar-B-Que is famous for its honey bean pies, which are typically sold on the side of the road by a Nation of Islam member. The honey bean pie is a heavenly custard number made with navy beans, sugar, eggs, milk, and warm spices.

A bean pie from Shabazz Bakery.
Shabazz Bakery
[Official Photo]

Sweet Red Peach

To get the gist of what to anticipate at Carolyn Plummer’s Sweet Red Peach, look no further than its name. Sweet stands for sweet potato pie, red is a nod to red velvet cake, and peach means peach cobbler — all three would make for a fine finish this holiday season. Order and schedule a pick-up time online.

Southern Girl Desserts

Beloved Baldwin Hills sweet shop Southern Girl Desserts specializes in down-home pies, including fantastic takes on sweet potato, pecan, pumpkin, and chocolate chess. Order and schedule pick-up time online.

Dear Bella Creamery

Inspired by the quintessential sweet potato casserole, chef Belinda Wei is making a dairy- and gluten-free ube ice cream pie this Thanksgiving. Made with butter-roasted ube, torched marshmallows, and candied pecans, the pies are priced at $40 each. Pre-orders are available online for pick-up from November 22 to 24.

Cobblers Cakes & Kream

Pam Wright, also known as the Cobbler Lady, has been baking her heart out for almost 20 years. Though cobblers are her specialty, the Key lime and sweet potato pies are also solid too. Larger orders require advance notice. Open for takeout and delivery.

Friends & Family

Chef Roxana Jullapat’s pastry case is always irresistible, especially when there’s pie. From fruit galettes during summer to pumpkin and chocolate chess pies for the holidays, Friends & Family bakes some of the city’s finest slices. This Thanksgiving, the shop is offering four varieties (pumpkin, apple, chocolate chess, and pecan) for $50 each. Pre-orders are available online.

All Day Baby

Leave the baking to pastry goddess Thessa Diadem this Thanksgiving. With eight different varieties on offer, including apple crumb, purple yam, chocolate cream, and classic pumpkin, there’s sure to be something for everyone. Whole pies are $50 and can be pre-ordered online for day-of pick-up.

Proof Bakery

Newly-minted worker-owned cooperative Proof Bakery is baking up a trio of pies this Thanksgiving: kabocha pumpkin, chocolate chess, and double-crust apple — each one comes with creme fraiche whipped cream. Pre-orders are available online for pick-up on November 24 or 25.

27th Street Bakery

This South LA legend has been thriving for three generations. The sweet potato pie that comes in miniature and full-sized tins has been a local favorite since 1956. Open for takeout.

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May Microbakery

Pastry chef Sasha Piligian is offering a trio of festive pies including apple with amaranth crumble, gluten-free chocolate chicory mousse, and Key lime. All 9-inch pies are priced at $65 and will be available for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are available online.

Valerie Echo Park

Pumpkin pie from Valerie Echo Park.
Valerie Echo Park
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Valerie Gordon’s sweets are always highly covetable, but her holiday pies take it to the next level. Apple and salted caramel, nuts and seeds, and pumpkin pies are available for pick-up or local Los Angeles delivery on the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are available online.

Pumpkin pie from Valerie Echo Park.
Valerie Echo Park
[Official Photo]

Pie 'n Burger

Order a slice of pie to go with that burger and fries or a whole one for the holidays — it’s hard to go wrong at this Pasadena institution. Look for strawberry, peach, and blackberry in the summer months and one filled with mince meat during the holidays. Classics like apple and pecan are available year-round. Open for takeout and delivery.

The Gourmet Cobbler Factory

Rustic cobblers made with locally grown fruit are the star attraction at Pasadena’s Gourmet Cobbler Factory. Cobblers come in a range of sizes, from single servings to trays large enough to feed a village, with fillings like peach, apple, mixed berry (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry), cherry, and lemon meringue. Available for takeout.

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