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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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1. Doan's Bakery

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22526 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
(818) 591-9236
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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.

2. Sweet Laurel

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15279 Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 442-2722
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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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3. Breadblok

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1511 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403
(310) 310-8576
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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.

4. Sweet Rose Creamery

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225 26th St #51
Santa Monica, CA 90402

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. 

5. Winston Pies

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11678 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 207-5743
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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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6. The Apple Pan

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10801 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 475-3585
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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.

7. Shabazz Bakery

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446 S Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 674-0355
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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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8. Sweet Red Peach

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1035 S Prairie Ave #2
Inglewood, CA 90301
(310) 671-2253
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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.

9. Southern Girl Desserts

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3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008
(323) 293-2253
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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.

10. Dear Bella Creamery

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1253 Vine St # 12
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 848-4672
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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.

11. Cobblers Cakes & Kream

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2323 W Manchester Blvd Unit B
Inglewood, CA 90305
(323) 455-1224
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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.

12. Friends & Family

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5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 668-2000
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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.

13. All Day Baby

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3200 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 741-0082
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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.

14. Proof Bakery

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3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 664-8633
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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.

15. 27th Street Bakery

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2700 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011
(323) 233-3469
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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.

16. 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.

17. Valerie Echo Park

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1665 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(213) 250-9365
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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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18. Pie 'n Burger

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913 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA
(626) 795-1123
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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.

19. The Gourmet Cobbler Factory

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33 N Catalina Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 795-1005
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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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1. Doan's Bakery

22526 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

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.

22526 Ventura Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

2. Sweet Laurel

15279 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
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.

15279 Sunset Blvd
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

3. Breadblok

1511 Montana Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90403

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.

1511 Montana Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90403

4. Sweet Rose Creamery

225 26th St #51, Santa Monica, CA 90402

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. 

225 26th St #51
Santa Monica, CA 90402

5. Winston Pies

11678 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Winston Pies
Winston Pies
Winston Pies/JS2PR

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.

11678 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

6. The Apple Pan

10801 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

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.

10801 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

7. Shabazz Bakery

446 S Market St, Inglewood, CA 90301
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.

446 S Market St
Inglewood, CA 90301

8. Sweet Red Peach

1035 S Prairie Ave #2, Inglewood, CA 90301

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.

1035 S Prairie Ave #2
Inglewood, CA 90301

9. Southern Girl Desserts

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

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.

3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008

10. Dear Bella Creamery

1253 Vine St # 12, Los Angeles, CA 90038

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.

1253 Vine St # 12
Los Angeles, CA 90038

11. Cobblers Cakes & Kream

2323 W Manchester Blvd Unit B, Inglewood, CA 90305

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.

2323 W Manchester Blvd Unit B
Inglewood, CA 90305

12. Friends & Family

5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

5150 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

13. All Day Baby

3200 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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.

3200 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026

14. Proof Bakery

3156 Glendale Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90039

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.

3156 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

15. 27th Street Bakery

2700 S Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90011

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.

2700 S Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011

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16. May Microbakery

Glendale, CA

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.

17. Valerie Echo Park

1665 Echo Park Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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.

1665 Echo Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90026

18. Pie 'n Burger

913 E California Blvd, Pasadena, CA

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.

913 E California Blvd
Pasadena, CA

19. The Gourmet Cobbler Factory

33 N Catalina Ave, Pasadena, CA 91106

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.

33 N Catalina Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106

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