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Oct 31, 2007 02:58 PM

Best pumpkin pie - westside???

My husband is in love with pumpkin pie. . .And, as it's that time of year, I was wondering if anyone has any local favorites for pumpkin pie on the westside? I'd love to pick up a pie (or 2) as a treat. Thanks in advance, chowhounds!

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  1. I love the pumpkin pie at Urth Cafe.

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    1. Josie Restaurant usually sells pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, and they are, hands down, the best I've ever had anywhere. Expensive, but worth it, imo.

      2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

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      1. re: David Kahn

        I just called. $30 for a nine-incher, which puts them smaller and (I think) cheaper than the Filling Station pie. Order Turkey week Tues for Weds. pickup. I think I'll try them this year.

      2. I think the best restaurant pumpkin pie I've ever had was from Campanile. I got an e-mail that they are seeking them for T-day -- a single pie serves ten and costs $34 -- which ain't cheap but it's worth every penny. (The e-mail didn't say if they're sold through the restaurant or through the La Brea Bakery store.)

        624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

        La Brea Bakery
        624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        1. re: maxzook

          That's interesting. How long ago did you sample their pie? (Wondering if Ms. Silverton's disassociation with Campanile might be an issue.)

          1. re: David Kahn

            Last Thanksgiving.

            Actually, it sounds like it might not be that expensive compared to Josie or Filling Station.

            1. re: maxzook

              That Fillling Station pie is huge in all dimensions much bigger than a nine inch. However "best ever" goes along way as far as I'm concerned, so I'll give it a try. Plus I don't have to drive all that way.

        2. Don't forget Costco. Great pumpkin pie. Huge! And you can't beat the price.

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          1. re: zeke_the_geek

            But don't forget to check out the ingredients in that Costco pie either. Just might turn your stomach as it did mine the other day.

            Thirty dollars for a pie?! *I'll* bake you one for that! I just put up 7 cups of biodynamic organic pumpkin. And ate a whole pie nearly by myself yesterday!! (gotta cut that out, but after reading the Costco ingredient list....)

            1. re: aliris

              "Turn my stomach"? Why?
              I'll pay $30 for a once a year shot at a fantastic pie. We'll see if it rises to the occasion (or seizes on that day).

          2. Thanks for all the great responses. . . will hopefully get to try many of the suggestions. They all sound so great! mmmmmmmmm.

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            1. re: foodseeker

              how about pumpkin gelato....from Rainbow Acres...So delicious, creamy and not too spicy

              1. re: moniqueyd

                trader joe's is also now selling pumpkin ice cream from double rainbow.