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Mini Pies, Small Pies, Little Pies? In LA?

We're desperately looking for little pies to serve at a party this weekend, and wish we'd thought ahead so we could've ordered them from Little Pie Co in NYC. But, since we're last minute folks, we didn't.

Does anyone know of a bakery/patisserie/diner in LA that makes little pies? (3-4 inches in diameter)

Can be anywhere in Los Angeles (or west-side, burbank, pasadena...). We're willing to drive.

All recommendations welcome.

Thanks so much!

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  1. I've seen mini pies at Victor Bene's at Gelson's.

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    1. re: monku

      fwiw, i would stay away from the apple pies at victor bene's; to me they are overly sweet, not tart at all, and the apples are way too mushy.

    2. Try Martino's in Burbank, 27th Street Bakery for sweet potato, pecan & bean pie. They sell these little pies at some of the Ralph's and the name of the bakery is on the bottom

      1. Nata's Pastries - Portuguese - Sherman Oaks (let the pictures do the talking...):

        http://nataspastries.com/bakery.htm

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        1. re: JBC

          As long as none of the OP's guests are averse to eggs, I think Nata's would be great. The only thing I'd be concerned about is the number of natas required. Those things are like Lay's potato chips. Also, they're not 3-4 inches but I would think a group of three natas would be a nice substitute.

        2. If your definition of "pie" is sufficiently broad, you can't do better than Ap-petite in Pasadena. (The odd spelling emphasizes the "Petite European style savory and sweet pastries" spread beautifully across the shelves in this little storefront with a few tables.) Their pastries are small and range from very good to delicious, and they also have many kinds of petite sandwiches. The lady who runs the place is exceptionally nice and helpful. I'm sure she could put together whatever you need, but time's awastin'. (Park around back -- off Mentor -- if you go.) For pictures of the pastries, see: http://www.ap-petite.com/pastriesando...

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          AP-Petite
          140 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

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            1. re: sbritchky

              I picked up some petite pastries and sandwiches at Ap-petite today and learned that they're willing to make any kind of small pies, even ones not on the menu. Very friendly people.

            2. I'm sure it's overpriced, but I've seen mini pies at Whole Foods in their bakery section.

              1. http://www.thegourmetcobblerfactory.c...

                the cobbler factory? they make a mini sweet potato pie that's very good.

                1. I had a great mini-pie at the little pie shack in Griffith Park in the Fern Dell entrance.

                  Mr Taster

                  1. Champs Elysse. I drool on their display at least 4x a week.

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                    Champs Elysees
                    275 S Robertson Blvd Ste A, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

                    1. Frank's Famous in North Glendale/Montrose.......you'll want to phone ahead and order the kinds that you want, and I think they're about $5 a pop.

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                      Frank's Famous
                      3315 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208

                      1. I can recommend Susina Bakery & Cafe (323) 934-7900

                        7122 Beverly Blvd
                        Los Angeles, CA 90036
                        http://www.susinabakery.com
                        open till 11PM every night

                        See Susina's Catering Menu at http://www.susinabakery.com/index.shtml (looks to be outdated, tho) which has Petit Fours at (approx) $20 lb

                        PETIT FOURS

                        Mini Fresh Fruit Tart
                        -Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Kiwi, Pomegranate, Blackberry, Mandarin & Fig [seasonal

                        ]

                        Mini Chocolate Mousse Tart
                        -with Chocolate Leaves or Chocolate Spaghetti

                        Mini Lemon Tart

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                        Susina Bakery & Cafe
                        7122 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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                        1. re: yinyangdi

                          Lovely and delicious mini pies at SusieCakes and Clementine. Best to call ahead.

                          1. re: yinyangdi

                            Susina has good mini pies. Clementine has excellent ones but they aren't single serving, which sounds like what you are after.

                          2. Thanks so much for all of these suggestions!! Not sure yet which one I'll choose for tomorrow, but I can't wait to try out all of these places. Gotta love Chowhound!

                            1. They also sell mini pies at Urth and the crostada at Huckleberry are like little pies. Both are pricey, though.

                              1. Try the mini pies/tarts at Elysee Bakery in westwood.

                                Or, the swiss tarts at Emil's Swiss Pastry.

                                1. Try Martino's, on Victory Blvd. in Burbank. They've been around since something like 1948, and are a restaurant supplier. They have just about everything. Reasonable prices too. They also serve gelato.