With the holidays fast approaching, there’s no better time to consider Los Angeles’s most swoon-worthy pies. From the Apple Pan’s beloved banana cream to Valerie Confections’s classic pumpkin, here now are 21 fantastic pies to savor in Los Angeles this holiday season.Read More
21 Pies to Savor This Holiday Season in Los Angeles
Apple, pumpkin, chocolate chess, and more
Doan’s has been turning out pies and bundt cakes in Woodland Hills for decades, catering to stars and locals alike. You can even find some of its sweets on Goldbelly for national shipping, but during the busy holiday pie season it’s best to call the shop (or better yet stop by) to score an apple, pumpkin, or sweet-potato-pecan pie.
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, cherry, lemon meringue, and mixed berry (blueberry, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry).
Pie 'n Burger
Order a slice of pie to go with that burger and fries, or get 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.
Count on worker-owned cooperative Proof Bakery to prepare delectable pies this Thanksgiving. With fillings ranging from kabocha pumpkin to chocolate chess and double-crust apple, each one comes with creme fraiche whipped cream. Check Instagram for the latest updates on this year’s offerings.
Friends & Family
Chef Roxana Jullapat’s pastry case is always irresistible, especially when there’s pie. From fruit galettes during the summer to pumpkin and chocolate chess pies for the holidays, Friends & Family bakes some of the city’s finest slices. Check Instagram for the latest updates on this year’s Thanksgiving offerings.
All Day Baby
Leave the baking to pastry goddess Thessa Diadem this Thanksgiving. Whether it’s apple crumb, purple yam, chocolate cream, or classic pumpkin, there’s something for everyone when All Day Baby takes care of dessert. Check Instagram for the latest updates on this year’s Thanksgiving offerings.
The Abbey Food & Bar
There’s a massive bakery tucked inside of the Abbey, with a tempting display of red velvet cakes, cheesecakes, apple pies, and ding dongs ready for club-hoppers, brunchers, cocktail lovers, and those in the know. Why not eat dinner with the family and meet up with friends for dessert?
Valerie Echo Park
Valerie Gordon’s sweets are always highly covetable, but her holiday pies take it to the next level. Pumpkin pie and a cherry berry crumble are available for pick-up or local Los Angeles delivery this Thanksgiving. Pre-orders are available online.
Let this trusty Silver Lake bakery take care of the pies this Thanksgiving; it offers everything from a caramel pumpkin pie with cinnamon meringue ($43) to an apple brown butter crumble ($30) and a double-crust apple pie ($35). Order and schedule a pick-up time online.
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Quarter Sheets Pizza
Slab cake queen Hannah Ziskin is baking pies, cakes, and cookies this Thanksgiving. Pre-sales start on Thursday, November 3 for pick-up on November 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at Quarter Sheets. Check Instagram for the latest updates.
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. Thanksgiving pre-ordering is now available for the Brentwood and West Hollywood stores, and there’s also a bake-at-home 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. Check Instagram for the latest updates on this year’s Thanksgiving offerings.
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Sweet Rose Creamery
Order an ice cream pie from Sweet Rose Creamery for something less traditional. The $55 creations come in flavors like apple, pecan, and pumpkin. Place orders here from now until November 18 for pick-up November 21 to 24.
It’s all about grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free pies at Sweet Laurel. The bakery’s vegan apple crumb and pecan pies are available for local pick-up and nationwide shipping.
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.
Breadblok is the place to go for organic gluten-free holiday pies in classic flavors like apple, pecan, and pumpkin. The pies are available for pre-order now, while miniature versions are sold in stores.
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.
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 a pick-up time online.
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. Order and schedule a pick-up time online.
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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.
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.