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Nov 20, 2008 02:36 PM

Lemon Meringue Pie

My son wants to try some Lemon Meringue Pie after seeing one made on tv. Any suggestions where we can go on the westside & try some????


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  1. Try the version at Pie n Burger on Pico blvd...

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    1. re: silence9

      Do you mean Apple Pan on Pico. Pie & Burger is located in Pasadena.

      1. re: Burger Boy

        i was thinking about apple pan but wasn't sure if they had lemon meringue. pasadena is too far to drive for a 7 year old.......

        1. re: Burger Boy

          D'oh! Yes, you are correct - Apple Pan. And having just perused their online menu, i did not see lemon meringue, alas...

      2. Not really on the Westside, but Sweet Lady Jane, the dreaded Darth Vader of LA bakeries, gets my vote for the best lemon meringue pie, or more like tart. I think it's around eight bucks or so, and about the size of an individual pie/tart, but it's really tasty. But go at your own risk:

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        1. re: bulavinaka

          Hahaha bulavinaka....excellent post.
          I am complete agreement with this one. Their lemon meringue pie is simply scrumptuous. Not all lemon meringue pies are the same...alot of it has to do with the crust....
          I'd go get one today but I'm still stuffed from yesterday's 3 pieces of cake and pie from Susina.
          For those who are willing to drive all the way to Los Feliz for lemon meringue pie/tart or whatever it is...Alcove has one of the best I've ever tasted besides SLJ...the only
          stumbling block is the price....$70 for one....I find that price a little much for a pie when people are losing their houses from fire and late mortgages. Maybe that's just me though :).

          1. re: latindancer

            Did you say $70? As in seven-zero?

            1. re: RoxyGrl

              Yes I said $ in seven-zero.
              That's if you order ahead....if you just come in and buy one out of the case it's $75 as in seven-five.
              Their cakes are huge and delicious and the lemon meringue tart is fantastic...however, personally speaking, I think I was more dumbfounded by the nonchalance of the person who quoted me the price rather than the price itself. She claimed they can't keep up with the demand!

        2. Junior's Deli on Westwood Blvd has individual lemon meringue pies. Even Ralphs' bakery has 'em. They're everywhere.

          1. I didn't even know these words were in my culinary vocabulary, but Marie Callender's...with locations everywhere!


            Bread Bar has one of the best lemon meringue tarts I have ever had, but the lemon pie -- by the slice -- is pretty good at Marie Callender's.


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            1. re: liu

              Ahhh liu, of course those words are in your vocabulary - you always play fair... P-E Obama is still undecided on his Secretary of State post - I think you'd make the Hill-Bill team look pretty amateurish...

            2. Try Gulfstream's at the Century City Mall (Westfield) it is a very good Lemon Meringue Pie, home made, and great crust. 10.00 for a quite large slice.

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              1. re: lvgoodfood

                My friend has championed that pie forever. Thank you for the reminder and the amazing photo. I NEED to try it!