(LA Trend) — The holiday season is here, and even though your table won’t be as full as in previous years, there’s no reason you should skimp on the dessert. Comfort yourself and your pod with pies that go way beyond the standard fare.
You can’t go wrong at a place that has “pie” in its name. Pie Hole offers sweet pies, savory options, and mini pie holes. They’ve also branched out to offer its delicious pies for nationwide shipping. Send a box of pie holes, the pie equivalent of Munchkin donuts, to a loved one or mail an Earl Grey Tea pie kit to people who prefer to DIY. The signature Earl Grey pie is filled with a dark chocolate ganache and tea-infused white chocolate mousse then topped with salted pistachios.
The Republic of Pie is home to an impressive dessert case and an ever-changing selection of pies. This North Hollywood staple offers hard-to-find favorites like marionberry and chocolate espresso cream alongside classics like cherry and pumpkin. Although they’re not a dedicated gluten-free bakery they do offer hearty gluten-free muffins and other treats. Order a pie to-go and grab a Horchata Cold Brew on the way out.
South Central’s 27th Street Bakery has been baking pies since 1956. Their classic sweet potato pie is available in a full-sized version as well as 4.5-inch personal pies. Can’t decide between sweet potato and pumpkin? Order 27th Street Bakery’s Greg Sweet Potato Pie which combines the spicy sweet potato pie with a layer of sweet Georgia pecans from Alberta’s Pecan Pie.
Grand Central Market is home to a variety of drool-worthy desserts. Sate your sweet cravings at this one-stop market, open for takeout during the pandemic. Fat & Flour, one of the newest additions to the downtown market, is helmed by award-winning chef Nicole Rucker. Order holiday flavors like the reimagined sweet potato pie made with Japanese sweet potato custard, topped with meringue and candied ginger and baked in a spicy gingersnap crust, or opt for a classic apple pie.
Although it’s not a pie, Blum’s Coffee Crunch Cake is the perfect centerpiece for any occasion.
This chiffon cake with coffee whipped cream frosting is covered in delicious coffee honeycomb crunch and put Valerie Confections on the map. This golden cake is a reimagining of a classic dessert from the late L.A. icon Blum’s and was commissioned by the Los Angeles Times. Delivery of this iconic cake is also available on Goldbelly.
Order a reimagined classic from The Apple Pan on Pico Boulevard. Pre-order a slightly tart, slightly sweet cherry or pumpkin pie topped with a hearty layer of classic cream. These mile-high desserts will take you back to 1947 when the restaurant first opened. Enjoy a taste of happier times; before diets came into vogue and way before the pandemic disrupted everyone’s lives.
Enjoy the classic diner-experience at Pasadena’s Pie ‘n’ Burger. Choose from towering meringue pies or seasonal fruit flavors. The meringues will not disappoint, this soft, eggy topping adds drama to flavors like butterscotch or coconut. For a lighter option, choose from a variety of mouthwatering fruit options like rhubarb, boysenberry, and Dutch apple.
With indoor dining off the table and outdoor dining in danger, now is the time to support your favorite restaurants by ordering pickup or delivery.