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ISO great pecan pie (take-out) in SF

I'm having a Texas style BBQ dinner this Saturday night and just discovered that my go-to pie, the pecan from Andronico's Forno bakery, has been discontinued as a "seasonal" item. (Wonder what season that is...) Making one from scratch is more than I can take on at this point. So, looking for great take out suggestions, hopefully in SF city. Thanks.

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  1. I am not positive they have it, but you could try Mission Pie. People have written about a walnut pie that is similar to (but better than) pecan. Maybe they also make pecan.

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    Mission Pie
    2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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    1. re: Dave MP

      Mission Pie just has walnut currently, and it is damn good. Had some today, along with bites of banana cream pie and strawberry rhubarb pie.

      And scuttlebutt: I overheard the manager of St. Francis talking to a Destination Baking person about the possibility of serving the Mission/Destination pies at St. Francis. Good fit, I say.

    2. Roadside BBQ (Geary & 2nd Ave) has decent pecan pie and probably would sell you a whole one, although they normally sell by the slice. I would call ahead to find out.

      Park Chow has good pecan pie, although again I don't know if they sell whole ones, or if they always have it on the menu (I think so).

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      Park Chow
      1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

      Roadside BBQ
      3751 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118

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      1. re: Anya L

        Second Roadside BBQ's pecan pie - my absolutely favorite I've ever found because it is not tooth-achingly sweet.

      2. Sweet Things Bakery in the Cal Mart Supermarket on California and Spruce might have one.

        1. I have seen them as Costco in the past/

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          1. re: OldTimer

            Costco's pecan pie --- looks nice with whole pecan halves on top, but not so good to eat.

          2. Try Mission Beach Cafe - their pecan pie is really something (not too sweet or gooey, but made with chocolate). Give them a call and I bet they could hook you up with a whole pie.

            http://www.missionbeachcafesf.com/

            1. The pecan pie at Chenery Park restaurant in Glen Park is excellent when they have it on the menu. They advertise that they do catering and takeout, so it is an option to give them a call. However, the pies are served in the restaurant as individual small pies, but if you aren't serving a huge crowd and don't mind the extra cost of a bunch of little pies..., the taste should be worth it.

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              Chenery Park Restaurant
              683 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

              1. Memphis Minnie's pecan pie is pretty good - that's where we buy them when needed.

                If you want to do a real Texas BBQ do it like we do back home - serve Pecan Pie Ice Cream. yummmm, just thinking about vanilla ice cream with chunks of pie is making me crave it.

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                1. re: larochelle

                  Thanks for the suggestions! I am going to have a look at Memphis Minnie's pie since it's right around the corner from me. Will try the others in due time. Also, I discovered a bag of Texas pecans and a jar of Karo while cleaning up my kitchen so may make it from scratch after all.

                2. After lots of research I ended up making my own using the recipe at http://www.cooksillustrated.com/recip... . The "praline-like" flavor is what I was looking for--combining egg and butter and sugar flavors vs. just sweetness. I was very satisfied with the result.

                  But I did check out some of the suggestions on the board. The result:
                  Memphis Minnie has a "small 9" pie for $12 but requires 3-4 days notice so I was too late. If it's really a 9" (size of many pie plates) that's a real deal since MM's sides are usually quite expensive.
                  Roadside BBQ on Geary had a whole pie for $23 but i didn't make it over there.
                  Did try the walnut pie at Mission Pies which is $18 for a whole one. The crust was too sweet, not short enough and the pie did not have discernable butter in it which I think is necessary. Also, walnuts simply don’t taste like pecans.
                  Went to Costco, they aren’t selling a Pecan Pie right now.
                  Went to Safeway, they have several pies but not pecan.
                  Went to Delessio because it's in my neighborhood, no pecan pies there.

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                  1. re: otis

                    Just posting a place link

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                    Memphis Minnie's BBQ
                    576 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

                    1. re: otis

                      Next time you feel like baking, I recommend trying Park Chow's Butter Pecan Pie recipe (although the CI one is good too):
                      http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article...

                      Of course you can always go there and taste it first :)

                    2. FYI, pecan pie is usually a fall season item.