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Oct 10, 2011 07:49 PM

Thanksgiving dessert reco?

Can anyone reco a great place to reserve and pick up or ship desserts for Thanksgiving? I usually make everything from scratch but this year I have to trave (biz) up until the day. This is my favorite holiday and I am having 15 people over but I won't get home until 2 hours before the meal. I have recruited my children to shop, and stuff and bake the turkey but I don't know what to do for desserts. Suggestions?

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  1. Delessio has exceptional cakes and tarts.

    I don't see any holiday details on the site yet, but they generally do a big business in holiday orders.

    You might also check with Mission Pie.

    Delessio Market & Bakery
    1695 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Mission Pie
    2901 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110

    1. Where do you live?
      If you're in the East Bay, you can get amazing pumpkin (and other) pies or tarts from Masse's Pastries, Crixa Cakes or Bakesale Betty. You can almost certainly pre-pay by phone, and have one of your kids pick up the dessert(s) on Wednesday. A pie or tart or two, coffe or tea, and some ice cream or homemade whipped cream and everyone will be happy.

      Bakesale Betty
      5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

      Crixa Cakes
      2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

      Masse's Pastries
      1469 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

      1. J.M. Rosen's Cheesecakes in Petaluma makes a pumpkin cheesecake that is well regarded.

        1. For the past few years I have been asked to bring dessert to a Thanksgiving dinner in Berkeley. I bought wonderful pies at Nora's Patisserie on San Pablo in Colma. People loved the pies.

          Nora's Patisserie
          29 San Pedro Rd, Colma, CA

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          1. re: SunsetKid

            Nora's has wonderful breakfast pastries too. And comparatively inexpensive.

          2. Crixa Cakes in Berkeley makes a pumpkin pie to die for. Well worth your kids' schlepping across the Bay.

            Crixa Cakes
            2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703