Even for you chocolate lovers out there or those who claim to not have a sweet tooth; everyone loves pie during the holidays. Whether its apple, pumpkin, or some crazy variation your grandmother cooked up, a nice slice of pie is the perfect way to end (or begin) your thanksgiving meal. And thanks to Los Angele bakeries and restaurants such as these, you won’t have to worry about rolling out the pie crust or waiting for it to cool before digging in.
House of Pies
Since their motto is “A Slice of Heaven on Earth,” you’ve go to know that their pies are going to be good. Along with traditional fruit and cream pies such as Strawberry Rhubarb and Bavarian Chocolate Banana, House of Pies also cooks up specialty pies such as Coconut Custard, Sweet Potato Pie and of course, Pumpkin Pie, to meet all your Thanksgiving needs.
House of Pies is located at 1869 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
Linn’s Fruit Bin Farmstore
Though Angelenos may have to travel farther than usual to get a slice of this pie, the infamous TV show host Marc Summers will tell you that the drive is worth the slice. Featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate,” a slice of the olalliebrry pie with a scoop of ice cream is mere perfection. These berries provide a sweet, yet tart flavor to the pie, bringing locals and not-so-locals to the Cambria location. If you are looking to serve a pie this Thanksgiving with a twist, this is it.
Linn’s Fruit Bin Farmstore is located at 6275 Santa Rosa Creed Rd., Cambria, Calif.
Maison Richard Restaurant & French Bakery
Though Maison Richard Restaurant & French Bakery in Hollywood has become known for their cakes, miniature French pastries and petit fours, they also deliver a fabulous pumpkin pie for those to take home with them for Thanksgiving. Even though it may be hard to pass up a chocolate éclair or lemon tart on your way out, a slice of this pumpkin pie is worth the dedication and the wait.
Maison Richard Restaurant & French Bakery is located at 707 N. Stanley Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.
Susina Bakery & Café
With a bakery filled with breakfast items and desserts, even Susina Bakery & Café turns up the heat for Thanksgiving as well as the holidays. Their special Thanksgiving menu consists of tarts such as apple and cranberry, pies made of apples, blueberries or cherries, as well as other delectable creations. While picking up one of your Thanksgiving pies, you might be tempted by a bag of candy from their gorgeous candy and gift display in the front of the store. Feel free to serve candy and pie this Thanksgiving.
Susina Bakery & Café is located at 7122 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif.
Sweet Lady Jane
Ever since Ellen and Portia ordered their wedding cake from Sweet Lady Jane, Los Angeles has become infatuated with the cookies, cakes and other sweet creations that Mrs. Jane herself is cooking up. Thanks to her dedication for using the finest of ingredients for baking, people are always lined up for their pies during the holidays, especially Thanksgiving. With options such as boysenberry pie, apple pie and her traditional pumpkin pie, everyone will be singing Jane’s praises.
Sweet Lady Jane is located at 8360 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, Calif.