Top four Thanksgiving pie picks


Juliette Deutsch, co-editor-in-chief

Extreme closeup of the Momofuku Milk Bar pumpkin cake.
Extreme closeup of the Momofuku Milk Bar pumpkin cake. Photo courtesy of: MOMOFUKU MILK BAR

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the day might call for turkey and stuffing, but is never complete without a slice of pie at the end of the delicious meal. Here is a hand-picked selection of the best pies in Los Angeles that will definitely have your Thanksgiving guests coming around for another slice.
Heirloom Apple Pie from Farmshop
Serves 10 people
Founded by chef Jeffrey Cerciello, FarmShop is known for its goal to bring “farm to feast” using ingredients from local California growers. The Heirloom Apple Pie is famous amongst all
foodies and is a combination of apples infused with cinnamon and nutmeg, enveloped in a crisp pastry and topped off with a brown sugar crumble. This indulgence is the ultimate staple for any Thanksgiving or holiday celebration.
Pumpkin Pie Cake from Momofuku Milk Bar
Serves eight to 12 people
While not a Los Angeles original, Christina Tosi the founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, began her
empire by selling their famous Cereal Milk Soft Serve at their East Village location in New York. The bakery now has three locations and ships their products nationwide so we west coasters can join in on the goodness. Long awaited since last autumn, the Pumpkin Pie Cake returns just in time for Thanksgiving. The cake is layered with sweet graham cracker cheesecake, a rich pumpkin ganache and is finished off with candied pumpkin seeds that add just the right amount of crunchiness. Momofuku will ship your pie within three days, just in time for Thanksgiving Day!
Pecan Pie from Bouchon Bakery
Serves eight people
When it comes to baking, founder and chef of Bouchon, Thomas Keller does not mess around.
Bouchon offers a variety of Thanksgiving treats that will satisfy any craving. Bouchon’s Pecan Pie is a seasonal decadence. The pie’s thin crust is filled a vanilla infused maple syrup base and topped off with the perfect candied pecans that are crisped to perfection. If you are opting for a non traditional Thanksgiving dessert check out their Pumpkin Donut which is available exclusively on Thanksgiving Day.
Pumpkin Praline Pie from Magnolia Bakery
Serves eight people
Known for their Banana Pudding and delicious cupcakes, Magnolia Bakery brings a strong pie game. Offered only during November, their Pumpkin Praline Pie is the perfect option for pumpkin and pecan lovers. The pie consists of a flaky buttery crust, filled with a sweet pumpkin filling and topped off with a generous portion of brown sugar pecan praline crumble.