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

sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 11:12 AM

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. monku RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 11:17 AM

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

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      westsidegal RE: monku Mar 19, 2009 11:37 AM

      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.

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      Burger Boy RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 11:28 AM

      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

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        JBC RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 12:41 PM

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


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          bulavinaka RE: JBC Mar 19, 2009 12:59 PM

          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. sbritchky RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 12:43 PM

          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...

          140 N Lake Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

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            ipsedixit RE: sbritchky Mar 19, 2009 11:25 PM

            Ditto this rec.

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              sbritchky RE: sbritchky Mar 21, 2009 12:17 AM

              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.

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              TracyS RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 12:55 PM

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

              1. trolley RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 02:07 PM


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

                1. Mr Taster RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 02:55 PM

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

                  Mr Taster

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                    ElissaInPlaya RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 03:33 PM

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

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

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                      jackattack RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 06:51 PM

                      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.

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

                      1. yinyangdi RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 07:34 PM

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

                        7122 Beverly Blvd
                        Los Angeles, CA 90036
                        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

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

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                          maudies5 RE: yinyangdi Mar 19, 2009 07:44 PM

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

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                            JudiAU RE: yinyangdi Mar 20, 2009 04:02 PM

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

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                            sallie33 RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 08:17 PM

                            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. mollyomormon RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 09:00 PM

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

                              1. Emme RE: sallie33 Mar 19, 2009 11:18 PM

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

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

                                1. CynD RE: sallie33 Mar 21, 2009 12:09 AM

                                  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.

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