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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.)

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            Campanile
            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.

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              Josie
              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

                  Agreed.

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