9 Places In San Diego To Pre-Order A Thanksgiving Pie That’s To Die For!Eat + Drink Mmmmm...Thanksgiving pie! Just be sure to get your order in fast!
When you think about Thanksgiving, chances are that your mouth starts to water thinking about all the delicious pie options that await you after you get your fill of turkey, stuffing and all the other holiday favorites. From traditional pumpkin and classic apple to nutty pecan and decadent creams, pie is the perfect complement to any Thanksgiving dinner.
If you’d love to have a pie at your Thanksgiving meal but don’t have time or skills to make it, we have you covered. Enjoy this list of places you can pre-order a pie to serve to your family and friends. Just be sure to pay attention to the deadlines and pick-up details!
Mama’s Kitchen – Pick Up Locations Throughout San Diego County
‘Tis the season for giving and by purchasing your Thanksgiving pie from Mama’s Kitchen you’ll be helping to give eight meals to someone in need. Over two dozen local bakers donate their pies to this good cause where 100 percent of the proceeds goes to feeding people throughout San Diego who have been affected by HIV, cancer and other critical illnesses.. Pies, including traditional apple, dutch apple, pumpkin and pecan, cost $25 each. Order your pie by November 19th and pick them up on the 21st at Mama’s Kitchen or the 22nd at your choice of one of the 20+ pick up sites around San Diego County.
True Food Kitchen – Mission Valley
Don’t let the fact that True Food Kitchen’s butternut squash pie is both gluten-free and vegan scare you away. This healthier version of the season’s favorite pumpkin pie is full of flavor thanks to an abundance of ginger, cloves and cinnamon as well as a taste of brandy, maple and coconut. It’s served on a vegan graham cracker crust and finished with vegan coconut milk whipped cream. Pre-order the pie for $22 by November 19th and pick it up in store on November 21st or 22nd.
Extraordinary Desserts – Little Italy and Balboa Park
Think outside the box and choose one of Extraordinary Dessert’s fancy versions of a classic Thanksgiving treat, like their pumpkin cheesecake ($64) or flourless aloha pumpkin pie ($42), to really impress your guests. This iconic San Diego dessert shop has also created a Valrhona chocolate pecan pie ($48), salted caramel butterscotch pecan cake ($74) and chocolate croissant bread pudding ($48) for the holiday. All of these Thanksgiving specials will be available for pick up on November 21st and 22nd at both of their locations.
Pop Pie Co. – University Heights
Why settle for one flavor of pie when you can sample several at Pop Pie Co.? Each pack of pies includes four five inch pies, including 2 pumpkin pies with cream cheese, an apple crumble pie and a honey bourbon pecan pie. Order your four pack by November 20 for $34 and pick them up on the 21st, 22nd or the morning of the 23rd.
Sugar and Scribe Bakery – La Jolla
At Sugar and Scribe, you’ll find a selection of traditional Thanksgiving pies that offer a home baked vibe. Choose from pumpkin, apple, dutch apple, triple berry or cranberry apple pies for $17.50 each. You can also choose a gluten-free pumpkin pie for $25. Order your pie by November 20th and pick up on November 22nd or 23rd.
Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon – Encinitas
From savory to sweet, Betty’s Pie Whole Saloon has lots of pies to satisfy all your holiday needs. Try the Thanksgiving pie for a dish that includes turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and stuffing. Or give one of the sweet holiday favorites, like pumpkin crumble, chocolate pecan or gingerbread shoofly a go.
Mama Kat’s – San Marcos
Whether you prefer the traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan pies or want to satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolate, coconut or banana cream pie, Mama Kat’s has you covered. In fact, there are 15 varieties to choose from! Prices range from $15.95 to $19.95. Place your order ahead of time to get the best selection. Pies can be picked up on Thanksgiving morning.
Kuba Kreations – Vista
Treat yourself and your loved ones to an all-natural, preservative-free pie by Kuba Kreations. The San Marcos bakery is offering classic pumpkin or eggnog custard for $25 or apple cider crumb, maple pecan or chocolate maple pecan for $28. Each pie is made using an all butter crust and contains local fruit when possible. Orders must be placed by November 20th and pick up is available on November 22nd at Carmel Valley Tennis or Bressi Ranch Shopping Center.
Julian Pie Company – Julian and Grocery Stores Throughout San Diego County
The first thought that many San Diegans have when they think of pie is Julian apple pie so we have to include this iconic pie on our list as an extra entry. The mountain town, which is located an hour or so east of San Diego, is well worth the drive for a slice of their scrumptious pie but many local grocery stores carry a selection of these mouthwatering pies too. If you forget to pre-order your pie, you may be able to simply pick a Julian pie up on your way to Thanksgiving dinner!