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Delicious pumpkin pie wanted in Palo Alto area, help!

I am desperate for a good pumpkin pie to take to a family event and do not have time to make one. I'm open to traditional, cheesecake, any style, really, just looking for some good pie!

Has anyone tried the pumpkin pie at Drager's, Andronico's, or Whole Foods? Or know of any really good pie shops in the Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo Park area?

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  1. I haven't tried them, so probably not much help, but I do see that Andronicos has their pumpkin pie out for sample a lot - around noon and on Saturdays early afternoon is a good bet there. Whole foods says you can ask for a sample of anything in the store - might want to take them up on that.

    I seem to remember my husband saying the Andronicos one was good, but not mind blowing. Traditional - better than safeway.

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    1. re: jsaimd

      Thanks. Someone told me that the Costco pumpkin pie was pretty good. I'm curious about it, but Costco pies scare me a bit because they're so giant. How can such a huge pie bake evenly?

      1. re: Cooper

        Every year I get a pumpkin pie there and I have to say, its really good. You're right that its pretty large, compared to other pies, but its really inexpensive too.

    2. If you're willing to drive up to San Mateo, Heidi's Pies on El Camino does every pie you can think of, including Pumpkin. And they do many of them very very well.

      1. I haven't had it in a while but I've eaten a pumpkin cheesecake from Draeger's which I thought was good. I don't think you can go wrong with Draeger's or Whole Foods for pies (recently had a delicious cherry pie from WF). I prefer these two bakeries over Andronico's.

        1. Not a fan of Heidi's personally but Draegers's makes great Pumpkin Pie. Also, Palo Alto Creamery makes a Pumpkin Pie that was written up for it's deliciousness.

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          1. re: dhoffman1421

            Thank you! Really appreciate the replies to my posting.

          2. If you have a cooler, or aren't traveling too far, Rick's Ice Cream in Palo Alto makes a great pumpkin ice cream pie. Definitely non-traditional, but delicious. It's worth going and getting their pumpkin ice cream anyway, such a yummy seasonal flavor.

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            1. re: YSZ

              Will definitely have to try the pumpkin ice cream pie, the thought of it is making my mouth water. While it's not practical for the event at hand, it's a great alternative for one of the many other Thanksgiving dinners I'll be contributing to... Thank you!

            2. I don't know if they have good pumpkin pie, but Martha's Bakery, which is off of Sand Hill, in the same complex as the "hidden" Safeway (I think it's Sharon Park?), makes really good baked goods, so if this place makes pumpkin pie, by transitive property, it should be good. However, I tend to prefer desserts on the less sweet side (like I can't stand most things from Prolific Oven), so you should take that into consideration. But I like them better than Woodside Bakery.