San Diego's Favorite Pie Shops

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Looking for the best places to get pie in San Diego? Whether it's Thanksgiving, Christmas, Pi Day (March 14) or a birthday, everyone loves pie! Here are some of San Diego's favorite pie shops.

Betty's Pie Whole/Elizabethan Desserts
114 N. El Camino Real, Encinitas
www.elizabethandesserts.com
760-230-6780
At Betty’s Pie Whole (located inside Elizabethan Desserts), pies aren’t just for dessert. Try your share of savory pies (Boyd's Breakfast Pie or Thanksgiving Pie); then satisfy your sweet tooth with a Cherry Lattice, Pumpkin Crumble or Chocolate Cream Pie. Pre-orders must be placed by Sat. Nov. 20. Available for pickup on Nov. 23 and Nov. 24.   
  
Bear Buns Bakery and Café

3251 Greyling Dr., Serra Mesa
www.bearbunssd.com
Choose from a scrumptious selection of whole pies including Classic Pumpkin, Caramel Apple, Harvest Berry and Bourbon Pecan. Thanksgiving pre-orders available starting Nov. 9. Pick up Nov. 24. Call 858-573-2327 to place your order. 

Debbie’s Restaurant & Pie Shoppe
740 Nordahl Rd. #114, San Marcos
www.debbiesrestaurantandpieshop.com
Order one of "Debbie's Famous Pies" for a special holiday occasion or just because! Place your pie pre-orders by Nov. 21 to pick up in time for Thanksgiving. Order online, in-person or call 760-741-5680. 

The French Oven
10299 Scripps Trail Ste. E, Scripps Ranch
www.thefrenchovenbakery.com
Thanksgiving specials include Apple Pie, Chocolate Pecan Tart and Pumpkin Tart. All orders must be placed 48 hours in advance. Pickup Nov. 25, 7 am-12 pm. 
 
Julian Pie Company
2225 Main St., Julian
21976 Hwy 79, Santa Ysabel
www.julianpie.com
Famous for a selection of delectable flaky and crumb apple pies, Julian Pie Company offers homemade goodness every time. 

Mama's Kitchen
3960 Home Ave., San Diego
www.mamaspies.org/about-mamas-pies
Every November, dozens of San Diego restaurants, bakeries and caterers donate thousands of yummy pies to sell at Mama's Kitchen's annual bakesale event. Delicious Apple, Pumpkin, Pecan and crunchy Dutch Apple pies are available for preorder from Oct. 11-Nov. 20 while supplies last. Each pie sold allows Mama’s Kitchen to cook, prepare and deliver 12 lifesaving meals to critically ill individuals and families in need this holiday season. 

Moms Pies
2119 Main St., Julian
4510 Hwy. 78, Julian
www.momspiesjulian.com
Masters of traditional apple pie (and several variations), Moms Pies is a favorite stop for visitors and locals alike. For a change of pace, try their delicious apple dumplings! Order your family's Thanksgiving pies online before Nov. 21 for pickup on Nov. 24. Order your Thanksgiving pies online and have them delivered to La Mesa! Select "Thanksgiving - La Mesa" on the "Order Online" page, order your pies, and then pick them up at 8748 La Mesa Blvd. from 10 am-2 pm!

Nutmeg Bakery
10755 Scripps Poway Pkwy., Scripps Ranch
12640 Sabre Springs Pkwy., Scripps Ranch
https://nutmegsd.com
Thanksgiving pies include Apple Lattice, Pecan, Organic Pumpkin and Fruit Strudel. Each pie includes one pint of homemade spiced whipped cream. All orders must be placed 72 hours in advance. Pick up Nov. 24, 8 am-2 pm at the Scripps Ranch location.  

Pop Pie Co.
4404 Park Blvd. Ste. A, San Diego
www.poppieco.com
This locally owned pie shop showcases a signature all-butter crust, with a rotating menu of sweet and savory pies made in-house daily. Thanksgiving pie selection includes Salted Maple, Honey Bourbon Pecan, Pumpkin, Salted Caramel Apple Crumble and Apple Cranberry w/Oat Pecan Crumble (v). Pre-order by Nov. 21. Pickup on Nov. 24 from 11 am-5 pm or Nov. 25, 11 am-2 pm. 

Susie Cakes
3705 Caminito Court, Ste. 0500, Del Mar
7610 Via Campanile, Ste. 144, Carlsbad
www.susiecakes.com
This classic American sweet shop offers traditional whole pies including Pecan, Pumpkin and Apple with homemade whipped cream. Pre-order your Thanksgiving pies before Nov. 23. Both bakeries will be closed on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26.

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Updated: November 2021

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