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Best pumpkin pie - westside???

foodseeker Oct 31, 2007 02:58 PM

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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    Emily227 Nov 10, 2007 12:03 PM

    I've had some really good pumpkin pie at Canter's Deli on Fairfax and at Dupar's at the Farmer's Market---they are reasonably priced too.

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      fdb Nov 8, 2007 11:38 PM

      I've tried one from Amandine last week. It's filling is lighter and creamier than traditional pumpkin pie. Best I've ever tasted!

      1. foodseeker Nov 5, 2007 04:02 PM

        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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          moniqueyd Nov 8, 2007 10:12 PM

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

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            Emme Nov 10, 2007 05:51 PM

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

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          zeke_the_geek Nov 2, 2007 11:55 AM

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

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            aliris Nov 5, 2007 11:42 PM

            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....)

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              broncosaurus Nov 6, 2007 03:57 AM

              "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. maxzook Oct 31, 2007 05:01 PM

            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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              David Kahn Nov 1, 2007 11:06 AM

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

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                maxzook Nov 2, 2007 01:10 PM

                Last Thanksgiving.

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

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                  broncosaurus Nov 2, 2007 03:53 PM

                  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. David Kahn Oct 31, 2007 04:38 PM

              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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                broncosaurus Nov 2, 2007 11:33 AM

                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. mollyomormon Oct 31, 2007 03:33 PM

                I love the pumpkin pie at Urth Cafe.

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                  glutton Nov 2, 2007 02:17 PM


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