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Where to find the best pumpkin pie this season

In charge of the pumpkin pie for your next holiday dinner? We've got you covered with some of the best picks in town.

Craft Los Angeles
Photograph: Courtesy Craft Los Angeles Pumpkin pie at Craft.
By Erin Kuschner |

Pumpkin pie may be a love-it-or-hate-it dessert, but few can contest the fact that it has a rightful place at the holiday dinner table. Whether you're eating out for Thanksgiving, hosting your own meal or heading over to someone else's house, this seasonal treat is a staple on the menu—and, in our opinion, a better alternative to a PSL. After all the turkey has been eaten and all the bottles of wine are empty, here are the pumpkin pies you'll want to be sinking your fork into.

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L.A.'s best pumpkin pie picks

Pumpkin pie at Tavern
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Sandwich shops

Larder at Tavern

icon-location-pin Brentwood

The spiced pumpkin pie at Tavern, which can feed up to eight people, features a flaky, light crust and a filling that perfectly balances sweet and spice. $30, order by Nov 19

Pumpkin pie at Porto's
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Sandwich shops


icon-location-pin Burbank

At just over $10, the Cuban bakery's 9-inch, custard-like pie (think creamy and caramelized crème brûlée) is a holiday steal. $10.75, order 72 hours in advance

The Pie Hole pumpkin pie
Photograph: Courtesy The Pie Hole
Restaurants, American

The Pie Hole

icon-location-pin Downtown Arts District

Moe's Pumpkin Pie is a seasonal favorite at the Pie Hole—and with four generations behind the recipe, it's easy to see why. With a smooth, creamy filling and the flakiest crust, this 9-inch classic is going to shine on your dining room table. $33

Spiced pumpkin ice cream pie at Sweet Rose Creamery
Photograph: Emily Hart Roth
Restaurants, Ice cream parlors

Sweet Rose Creamery

icon-location-pin Santa Monica

This dreamy spiced pumpkin ice cream pie from Sweet Rose Creamery has a ginger cookie crust filled with spiced pumpkin ice cream and topped with whipped milk, pumpkin seeds and cinnamon sugar. Available at all five locations (Brentwood, Santa Monica, Mid-City, Pacific Palisades and Studio City). $48, order by Nov 15

Photograph: Courtesy République
Restaurants, French


icon-location-pin La Brea

Pastry chef Margarita Manzke is offering a slew of seasonal pies for the holidays, including her whimsical 9-inch pumpkin pie topped with toasted marshmallows. $38, order by Nov 21

Cafe Gratitude
Photograph: Courtesy Cafe Gratitude
Restaurants, Vegan

Café Gratitude

icon-location-pin Larchmont Village

Pick up Café Gratitude's organic, plant-based pie this year for a dessert option that's friendly for everyone at the table. $35, order by Nov 20

Pumpkin pie at Superba
Photograph: Skandia Shafer
Restaurants, American

Superba Food + Bread

icon-location-pin Venice

Superba's pumpkin pie is just as decadent as it looks: a roasted Cinderella pumpkin filling with pumpkin spice whipped cream. $36, order by Nov 22

Pumpkin pie at Republic of Pie.
Photograph: Courtesy Republic of Pie
Restaurants, Coffee shops

Republic of Pie

icon-location-pin North Hollywood

The North Hollywood coffee and pie shop is known for having fantastic pies of all kinds (coconut cream! Espresso almond! Chocolate banana!), but this 10-inch, classic pumpkin variety is perfect for those who are craving a traditional dessert. $30, order five days in advance

Pumpkin pie at Cake Monkey
Photograph: Jakob N. Layman
Restaurants, Bakeries

Cake Monkey Bakery

icon-location-pin Fairfax District

Cake Monkey's honey-braised pumpkin tart is made with a house-made graham cracker crust and topped with a toasted, house-made marshmallow fluff. $38, or gluten-free for $42, order by Nov 22

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