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Best berry pie in SF?

leeinsf Feb 7, 2011 06:42 PM

After reading about Duarte's pies, it occurred to me that for my birthday on Wednesday, I want a berry pie! But I'm not going to drive out of town for it, so, where can I buy great pie in SF?

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  1. wolfe RE: leeinsf Feb 7, 2011 06:52 PM

    Find a close by farmers market with a Beckmann booth. Example: Divisidero Sunday market.

    1. Windy RE: leeinsf Feb 7, 2011 07:59 PM

      I'm a berry lover more than a pie eater. But try Mission Beach Cafe. Alan makes wonderful berry pies.

      I haven't been impressed with Mission Pie.

      Mission Pie
      2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

      Mission Beach Cafe
      198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103

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        pane RE: Windy Feb 8, 2011 08:21 AM

        Cosign--if it's berry you're after, call in advance to find out if they're offering one that day, but Mission Beach Cafe has, to my taste, the best pies in San Francisco. His crusts are gorgeous.

        Mission Beach Cafe
        198 Guerrero St., San Francisco, CA 94103

      2. Melanie Wong RE: leeinsf Feb 7, 2011 09:53 PM

        According to Duarte's website, Bryan's stocks frozen pies to bake at home. Worth a call.

        Bryan's Grocery
        3445 California St, San Francisco, CA

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          oldunc RE: leeinsf Feb 8, 2011 04:41 AM

          You can't buy pie. Good tarts are available at hideous prices from some of the snazzier Patissieres.

          1. Robert Lauriston RE: leeinsf Feb 8, 2011 08:00 AM

            I haven't tried it, but given the general level of quality there, I'd bet the pies at Bi-Rite are first-rate.

            Duarte's crust is meh. You can do much better.

            Bi-Rite Market
            3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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              chuckl RE: leeinsf Feb 8, 2011 08:16 AM

              Its not in the city, but mazettis in pacifica makes a killer berry pie

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                sundeck sue RE: leeinsf Feb 8, 2011 12:21 PM

                Tricky time of the year for a berry anything.

                I know this won't help re your b'day (happy b'day!)--and it's not in SF.

                But just to add to the "knowledge" base in this thread, Bakesale Betty's in Oakland and Crixa Cakes in Berkeley both make exceptionally fine berry pies in the summer--very different crusts, but each extraordinary.

                Bakesale Betty
                5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

                Crixa Cakes
                2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

                1. Mari RE: leeinsf Feb 9, 2011 01:15 AM

                  I had the best marionberry pie from Destination Bakery in Glen Park about a month ago. The crust is excellent and everyone had a second serving. The pies are expensive (about $20) but worth it for a special meal. Call ahead since the flavors may change and they may run out.

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