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Where can I get the Tastykake PIES?

orythedog Feb 25, 2010 09:32 AM

I know multiple places to get my cheesesteak fix and most of them have Tastykakes so my jelly krimpet addiction gets filled too. What I am after in LA is the ever elusive Tastykake mini PIE. Short of ordering a box of them direct, where can I find them locally?

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  1. grampart RE: orythedog Feb 25, 2010 09:41 AM

    Ordering direct is a tad expensive, but in my experience the product seems to super fresh.

    1. Professor Salt RE: orythedog Feb 25, 2010 10:26 AM

      Have you talked to these cheesesteak joints and asked them if they'll special order you some pie from their distributor? I suspect they will do it if it's not too much of a PITA.

      1. Dommy RE: orythedog Feb 25, 2010 10:45 AM




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          grampart RE: Dommy Feb 25, 2010 10:49 AM

          Oh boy, that's some deal. $14 for 3 pies! Might as well order a case from TastyKake.

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          pagerd RE: orythedog Jun 14, 2010 03:15 PM

          I saw the apple pies today at Smartstore in Manhattan Beach. Ninety-nine cents each.

          1727 Artesia Blvd. (Cross street Aviation Blvd)
          Manhattan Beach. CA. 90266

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            ristretto RE: pagerd Jun 15, 2010 08:35 AM

            Thanks, I didn't even know this store existed. I saw about 10 varieties of TastyKakes and tried the Butterscotch Krimpet and the apple pie. The pie had a soft crust and crispy apples. Other than that, I didn't detect anything special about it...maybe it's a nostalgia thing?

            Also have sandwiches made on Amoroso rolls with Boars Head meats. Didn't partake but will soon.

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              wienermobile RE: ristretto Jun 15, 2010 09:13 AM

              The sandwiches and salads at The Smartstore are all made to order and are indeed very good. (and you get to order them on a cool electronic kiosk.)

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              kogadogg RE: pagerd Aug 30, 2010 07:35 PM

              i was just at the smartstore in manhattan beach ca. and saw a tastykake apple pie, but i bought 3 packages of the peanut butter candy kakes, yum. 99 cents a package.

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                Mattapoisett in LA RE: pagerd Dec 11, 2011 11:20 PM

                It looks like SmartStore is no longer

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                inlikeflt RE: orythedog Aug 31, 2010 02:45 PM

                Philly's Best has them, though my only experience with that, that I've had is at the Pasadena location, which is closed now, I believe. There are some other locations around the area

                Philly's Best
                1419 W Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

                Philly's Best
                18691 Brookhurst St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

                Philly's Best
                4250 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604

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                  QualityMart RE: orythedog Aug 31, 2010 09:49 PM

                  Check with the South Philly Experience food truck. They have a decent Tastykake stash although I'm not sure if it has the pies. Of course if they do you'll have to track them down ...

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                    vertigoboy1981 RE: orythedog Sep 14, 2011 02:45 PM

                    I have finally found TastyKake pies in Los Angeles!!! Jersey Mike's Subs in Burbank has apple and cherry pies for $1.99 each. This must be a recent addition, as I've never seen them before. I'm hoping they'll add more flavors in the future (lemon, eclair, blueberry, pumpkin) but this is a big deal! I'm assuming the Jersey Mike's in Hollywood has them as well. Philly's Best was rumored to have them, but the location I went to didn't have them...only the regular Kakes.


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                      whanna RE: orythedog Dec 11, 2011 02:32 PM

                      there's a deli chain out here called "Philly's Best". They have quite a few locations. They sell REAL philly subs and steak sandwiches. And they carry tastykakes. not a big variety, but most of the favorites.

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