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Best Fruit Pie Oakland/Berkeley?

I have a significant birthday coming up and have decided I want birthday pie rather than cake.
It will be towards the end of September which means that stone fruit won't truly be in season unfortunately... Where do folks go around here for amazing pie?

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  1. Tough to top the fruit pies at Crixa. I assume you'd need to contact them in advance if you wanted to buy an entire pie, since they tend to sell out super quick.

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    Crixa Cakes
    2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

    1. Does Bakesale Betty still sell pies? They use to be outstanding.

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      Bakesale Betty
      5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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      1. re: ML8000

        I haven't seen any pies for sale at Bakesale Betty since they drastically scaled back their menu, but more regular customers would know better. I think I prefer Crixa's deep dish style pies anyway.

        (We did the BB pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving one year, but have since switched back to Crixa pies as an annual tradition -- even though the BB crust is ostensibly more "crisp," I actually find it a bit too hard. Crixa's pie crusts aren't mean to be crisp, but they are dense, all-butter, and very very tasty.)

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        Bakesale Betty
        5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

      2. I think that Bakesale Betty and Crix both have amazing pies. They are different styles, but both are outstanding. If you are looking for something that is a straightforward pie, rather than a fruit tart or anything else, I think you'll be thrilled at either location. Note that they are each likely to have only one or two choices on a given day, and calling to reserve is key.

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        Bakesale Betty
        5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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        1. re: milklady

          Milklady: You've seen pies at Bakesale Betty recently? I don't think I've seen any, at either location, since they opened up the new shop -- every day, it's nothing but fried chicken, lemon ice, strawberry shortcakes, and a handful of cookie options.

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          Bakesale Betty
          5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

          1. re: abstractpoet

            We had blueberry pie from Bakesale Betty over 4th of July weekend. That's the most recently I've had pie from there, but I don't stop by regularly.

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            Bakesale Betty
            5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

            1. re: milklady

              Hmm, I suspect maybe they only do them for special holidays, then. I bet they'll do apple and pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas, but for a random day in September, you might be out of luck. Might be worth it to give them a call and ask, though.

        2. Has anyone had the pies from Pietissiere? She used to be at 1015 Clay, but when that closed, I think she's been selling at markets and whole pies by order. https://www.facebook.com/pietisserie I didn't get to try it before 1015 Clay closed, but am always on the lookout for more places to get pie.

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          1015 Clay- CLOSED
          1015 Clay St, Oakland, CA 94607

          1. Sweet Adeline's in Berkeley makes excellent pies - and the crust is buttery and delicious. In the fall they make a great Sierra Beauty apple pie - I ordered one for Thanksgiving a few years ago and it was wonderful.

            The lemon meringue pie at Sweet Adeline's is also outstanding; nice and tart.

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            Sweet Adeline
            3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA