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Mar 19, 2009 11:12 AM

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...):

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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:

          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.