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wrldtrvl Feb 1, 2011 12:17 PM

I need to buy a cherry pie for a gift for Valentine's Day. Who makes/sellls the best cherry pie in San Diego? thanks.

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  1. cgfan RE: wrldtrvl Feb 1, 2011 12:40 PM

    Your question's practically purpose-built for one answer - Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas.

    She has a Cherry Lattice Mini-Pie which she bakes all the time, though a full-sized pie might require a special order. (Not sure of the latter, as I prefer the mini-pies myself.)

    http://tinyurl.com/4l2lxpv

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    Elizabethan Desserts
    155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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      Island RE: cgfan Feb 1, 2011 01:50 PM

      +1 for Elizabethan and those individual lattice pies.
      They do make full size 9'. Haven't had that size yet, but I too am ordering one for Valentine's. $28, order 24-48 hrs in advance. They're open Valentine's day and because it lands on a Mon this year they will open the Sun before too.

      This time of year they do the lattice top in cherry, strawberry and will make their mixed berry (called Blackbird I think) in a lattice top if you ask.

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        tiffany RE: cgfan Feb 4, 2011 04:04 PM

        Ditto also... we now live in LA and my husband knows that Elizabethan Desserts is the one must-stop place for us every time we drive down to San Diego. Their baby Cherry Pies were what won me over, but I love their cupcakes now too... and pretty much everything else that they make, although I feel like the size of their chocolate toffee cupcakes recently shrank.

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        Elizabethan Desserts
        155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

      2. DiningDiva RE: wrldtrvl Feb 1, 2011 02:54 PM

        +2, dittio for Elizabethan Desserts. I think her cherry pie is abouyt the best version I've ever eaten. Truly, it is special

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        Elizabethan Desserts
        155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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          daantaat RE: wrldtrvl Feb 1, 2011 09:17 PM

          +4 for Elizabethan Desserts. Be prepared to buy more than just your pie when you go!

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          Elizabethan Desserts
          155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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            Island RE: daantaat Feb 2, 2011 09:03 AM

            Ain't that the truth! Try the giant and delicious pecan bar.

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              daantaat RE: Island Feb 2, 2011 08:29 PM

              I am partial to her buckles and everything cookie. Oh, and the toffee and chocolate chip cookie. And the Hot Diggity Dang cupcake. And the.....

              :-)

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                RB Hound RE: daantaat Feb 2, 2011 10:23 PM

                Sounds like Elizabethan Desserts really Warrants a visit.

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                Elizabethan Desserts
                155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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                  DiningDiva RE: RB Hound Feb 3, 2011 07:27 AM

                  It does. If you haven't been, you need to make a bee-line over there very, very soon

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            carli RE: wrldtrvl Feb 2, 2011 09:08 AM

            I, too, am a big fan of Elizabethan Desserts so I don't want to discourage you from getting your cherry pie there, but I haven't tried that one yet so I can only recommend the cherry pie from Village Mill bakery in Del Mar Highlands shopping center, next to Jimbo's. It's really delicious. We have friends from LA who HAVE to have it every time they visit us.

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            Elizabethan Desserts
            155 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA

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              normalheightsfoodie RE: wrldtrvl Feb 4, 2011 10:06 AM

              Julian Pie Company has a very good one, you could probably special order it at IOWA MEAT FARMS, they sell their pies.

              http://www.julianpie.com/piemenu/inde...

              1. ibstatguy RE: wrldtrvl Feb 4, 2011 02:32 PM

                I'll give a thumbs up to the one made at Village Mill Bakery

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