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gr8cheff Feb 20, 2007 11:10 AM

Anyone know where to buy a great coconut creme pie. It's a friend's birthday and they've requested it. I don't want to be forced to go to like marie callenders or something. Thanks.

  1. Emme May 8, 2007 11:05 PM

    My list..

    Babalu
    Cafe Montana
    Classic Thai (Eagle Rock)
    Pie 'n Burger
    Bake 'n Broil
    Clementine's
    Apple Pan
    Banderas

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      cvc May 8, 2007 09:35 PM

      If I may tag along with Maudies5 and WildSwede with the following. I have regularly driven from Santa Monica to Pasadena for Pie 'n Burger's stunning version. About two years ago the waitress mistakenly left the meringue on and to save all concerned time and effort I said just bring the whipped cream separately. A new dessert sensation was born. Alright a bit of hyperbole, perhaps, but so satisfying. Something about the faint toastiness of the meringue against the unabashed sweetness of the cream is amazing. As for Susiecakes, well, it's in a class by itself. Truly. I'm on a forced diet because I helped consume no less than three small versions in the last thirty days. Just try it.

      For those into nostalgia, Bullock's Wishire use to serve a mile high version in their Tea Room that was the stuff that dreams are made of. That's pie for you.

      1. PseudoNerd May 8, 2007 06:53 PM

        Susina has a pretty good coconut cream pie, but it-- along with everything else I've ever tried there-- tastes like the interior of Susina (maybe it's the fridge???).

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          jackattack May 7, 2007 04:47 PM

          Nobody makes Coconut Cream out here, it's all Coconut Meringue.

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            handlertaper May 7, 2007 08:32 PM

            Love Pie N' Burger! I didn't even realize that House of Pies still existed. Loved going there as a kid (to the one in Beverly Hills and the one in Santa Monica, both of which are long gone). Where is the House of Pies located???

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              mrpullings May 7, 2007 08:34 PM

              In Los Feliz - on Vermont & Franklin.

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                hambriento May 7, 2007 09:58 PM

                The Engine Co 28 in downtown has an excellent cocunut cream pie. They don't have it every day so I would call ahead to make sure they do. It is worth the drive!

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              WildSwede May 8, 2007 08:17 AM

              Yes, Pie N Burger's does have meringue - makes it all the more yummy!

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                maudies5 May 8, 2007 11:27 AM

                SusieCakes coconut cream pie is ethereal.

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              lacbas May 7, 2007 01:12 PM

              Marie Callenders pies are way better than any of those!

              1. Clare K Feb 20, 2007 02:16 PM

                House of Pies

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                  mojoeater May 7, 2007 01:13 PM

                  I love House of Pies!

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                  cjla Feb 20, 2007 01:27 PM

                  Pie n Burger.

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                    ipsedixit May 7, 2007 01:15 PM

                    Yup.

                    Either Pie N Burger or Philippes.

                    www.pienburger.com

                    www.philippes.com

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                      WildSwede May 7, 2007 02:21 PM

                      Pie N Burger. My fave!! ;-)

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                        darrenk May 7, 2007 07:25 PM

                        Martino's Bakery in Burbank... They make the pies that Philippes serves.

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                          CynD May 8, 2007 02:23 PM

                          You beat me to it - Martino's has great pies. They're closed on Sundays, just in case you were planning to go then.

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                            darrenk May 8, 2007 10:23 PM

                            Martino's also has amazing cinnamon & sugar muffins!

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                      kevin Feb 20, 2007 11:20 AM

                      apple pan hands down.

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                        Tom P May 8, 2007 11:01 AM

                        I second Apple Pan. Others mentioned are also very good, but Apple Pan's is amazing.

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