Pies just might be the perfect dessert. Since we are on the cusp of the holiday season, now is the time to start plotting which ones to serve at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Options are plentiful in LA, with fruity cobblers in Inglewood, sweet potato pies from a 67-year-old South LA bakery, and a spiced apple crumble number from a Highland Park burger joint to consider. Here now are 20 delicious places for pies this holiday season or any time of year.Read More
Where to Order the Best Pies in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving
Apple, sweet potato, chocolate chess, spicy pumpkin, and more
Valerie Gordon’s sweets are highly covetable, but her holiday pies take it to the next level. Her pumpkin pie, apple and salted caramel pie, and a nuts and seeds pie are available for pick-up or local delivery this Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are available online.
Doan’s founder Karen Doan died in April this year, but staff keep her memory present by producing Doan’s outstanding cakes and pies. The bakery offers national shipping on Goldbelly, but locals can simply call the shop and place an order by November 13 to score an apple, pecan, or seasonal pumpkin and sweet potato-pecan pies.
The Gourmet Cobbler Factory
This Pasadena institution does two things very well: pies and cobblers. The two are made with locally grown fruit and the cobblers come in a range of sizes, from single servings to trays large enough to feed a village, with fillings like peach, apple, cherry, lemon meringue, and mixed berry.
Pie 'n Burger
Order a slice of pie to go with your burger and fries, or snag a whole one for the holidays. Look for strawberry, peach, and blackberry in the summer months and seasonal specials made with minced meat. Classics like apple and pecan are available year-round at this Pasadena institution during the holidays.
This will be the final year to purchase holiday pies from Goldburger. The lineup includes maple pecan, spiced apple custard, and chocolate chess pie. Place an online order by November 17, and head to the Highland Park location for pickup anytime on November 22 from noon to 8 p.m.
One can count on Proof’s pies selling out quickly. This year’s fillings include kabocha squash, espresso chess, and a double-crusted apple. Order online and pickup on November 22 or Thanksgiving Day.
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A boss move would be to show up to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner with a box full of pastries along with a handful of pies by chef Roxana Jullapat. Order pecan, pumpkin, or cranberry-brown butter pies online as soon as possible for a November 22 pick-up.
Saltie Girl’s Sweet Boy is baking an apple pie this year. Ben Sidell’s decadent creations make for an excellent post-meal dessert or breakfast the morning after. Online pre-orders are available until November 17, with pick-ups on November 22 from noon to 3 p.m.
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All Day Baby
Leave the baking to pastry pros All Day Baby this Thanksgiving. Whether it’s the pear-apple, cranberry, sweet potato, or chocolate cream, there’s something for everyone when All Day Baby takes care of dessert. Click on the All Day Baby website for early ordering.
This Filipinx-owned pie shop serves fantastic desserts from a Chinatown stall on Fridays and Saturdays. For Thanksgiving, the shop is taking pre-orders for 9-inch pies ($48 to $55) — including an award-winning coconut ube ganache — that should please everyone in the family.
Head to Winston Pies's website to see what’s cooking at Brianna Abrams's pie shop. The Brentwood and Marina del Rey shops are open on Thanksgiving Day, while the West Hollywood and Santa Monica locations will remain closed for the holiday. Bake-at-home options with instructions are also an option.
Fat + Flour
Hidden away inside Downtown’s Grand Central Market is some of the best pie in town made by pastry whiz Nicole Rucker. She’s got a spiced pumpkin caramel, sour cream apple crumble, signature chocolate chess pie, and more this Thanksgiving. Rucker will offer pick-ups in Downtown and from her forthcoming Culver City shop.
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Sweet Rose Creamery
Order an ice cream pie from Sweet Rose Creamery for something a little less traditional. There’s a chocolate pecan pie with brown sugar ice cream, a vegan pumpkin pie with dairy-free pumpkin ice cream in a gingerbread crust, and a caramel-topped apple pie. Place an order through the website by November 15.
It’s all about grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free pies at Sweet Laurel. The Pacific Palisade bakery’s vegan apple crumb and pecan pies are available for local pick-up and nationwide shipping. Order here.
The Apple Pan
This LA legend is the stop for holiday pies made with an irresistible shortening-laced crust. Eight pies are on the menu including boysenberry, chocolate cream, and banana cream. Pre-orders are available via Tock for pick-up on November 21.
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27th Street Bakery
This South LA legend has been thriving since 1956. The pecan, pumpkin, and sweet potato pies comes in miniature and full-sized tins. Order online or via phone for an in-store pickup or direct shipping.
Southern Girl Desserts
Beloved Baldwin Hills sweet shop Southern Girl Desserts specializes in pies using old family recipes, including fantastic pecan and sweet potato. Order and schedule a pick-up time online.
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Gwen's Specialty Cakes
Gwen Vance opened her specialty bake shop over 21 years ago, where everything sells out quickly. Vance’s pies come in full-size or miniature including pecan, sweet potato, or apple.
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. The final day to order is November 12, head to Instagram for full details.