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Jan 15, 2007 09:09 PM

Best Banana Cream Pie in LA??

According to the NYT Magazine, the answer is PIE N BURGER, edging out runner up APPLE PAN.

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I'm not so sure I agree - nor do I necessarily disagree. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy PIE N BURGER'S pie, but is it really the best?

What do the 'hounds think?

Best banana cream pie in LA ... where?

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  1. It's a bit out of the main stream bcp but the version at Bandera is really good....mmmmm - Banana Cream Pie (done in my best Homeric impression)

    1. APPLE PAN! Ya don't have to have the counter person scrape off the mediocre merangue and replace it with whipped cream like you do at Pie & Burger.

      1. Will be in LA next week - and I'm more of a Coconut Cream Pie fan. Any suggestions?

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        1. re: MadAboutParis

          For Coconut Cream Pie, you might also want to try PIE N BURGER.

          Enjoy your visit.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            coconut cream pie is apple pan all the way, head and shoulders above it's very own b.c.p.

            1. re: ipsedixit

              Pie N Burger actually features a coconut merangue (not cream) pie but it is amazing!!!

            2. re: MadAboutParis

              For years I've always replaced the meringue with the whipped cream. (I disagree with the poster that called the mergingue mediocre. It's light and toasted which is hard to find.) However, due to a server error I got both. Unbelievable! But it only works on the coconut cream pie. As for the banana cream. Heads above all else. But I will say because of this board I was introduced to Bake 'n Broil in Long Beach and I'd rate that second. To review:

              Pie 'n Burger
              Bake 'n Broil
              Apple Pan

              1. re: MadAboutParis

                Babbaloo on Montana St. in Santa Monica. Cocnut cream pie to die for!

                1. re: MadAboutParis

                  My reply is the same. Tender Greens. Call to find out which day they have it. Amazing.

                2. Personally I prefer the version at Clementine buy a long shot. Superior custard. Also, the homemade graham cracker crust makes all the difference. Sadly, the recipe wasn't included in the times.

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                  1. re: JudiAU

                    I just bought a pie at Clementine last week for my wifes birthday. The filling was good but the crust had a slightly burnt taste. I expected a much better pie for $24.

                  2. Apple Pan....that should be your only choice.