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15 Sweet Pies in San Francisco and the East Bay

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When considering versatile desserts, think no further than pie. Just as delicious when served as a morning meal as it is alongside a dollop of ice cream for dessert, pie is tasty no matter whether it arrives freshly baked or straight out of the fridge.

And in the Bay Area, there's plenty of pie to choose from, with fresh sweet and savory flavors emerging from the piping hot ovens of local bakeshops on the daily. But which pies are worthy of both your time and taste buds? We've rounded up a list of the Bay's most delicious pies, whether you're longing for creamy pumpkin and classic pecans, or into wild matcha custards and dark chocolate layers.

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1. Pie Society

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2533 Seventh St
Berkeley, CA 94710

Star pastry chef Angela Pinkerton launched a sweet new pie pop-up at the start of the pandemic, inspired by her grandmother’s orchards — and dedication to butter. It’s still a small operation, so get those Thanksgiving preorders while they’re hot, for pumpkin made from fresh and flavorful kuri and kabocha squashes, apple-cranberry topped with streusel, and chocolate-pecan laced with bourbon. Pick up at the kitchen, or specific spots in SF and the East Bay.

2. Crixa Cakes

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2748 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 548-0421
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At Berkeley bakeshop Crixa Cakes, the pies are known for their signature deep-dish, soft butter crust. Make sure to stop by during sour cherry season: For only a few weeks each year the bakery serves up its seasonal cherub pie, a sweet-and-sour cherry and rhubarb medley served up by the slice. But this time of year, the pumpkin pie is also exceptionally deep.

3. Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

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3350 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703
(510) 985-7381
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Pie savant Joyce Goldstein’s neighborhood bakeshop Sweet Adeline bakes its pies with a sampling of fruits from the Berkeley Farmer’s Market, which means that flavors like cranberry-pear and brown butter pecan will always be bursting with fresh, local flavor. However, its best pie may be the one without any fruit at all. The chocolate cream pie is a luscious, cocoa-rich confection piled high with house-made whipped cream.

4. Lois the Pie Queen

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851 60th St
Oakland, CA 94608
(510) 658-5616

This tried-and-true Southern kitchen has been serving up staples like chicken and waffles for nearly 70 years. Everything at this Oakland venue is made from scratch, including the beloved lemon ice box pie, which arrives with a tart lemon filling enveloped by buttery crust and adorned with a dollop of whipped cream. And the Thanksgiving offerings include sweet potato, along with nearly a dozen flavors.

5. Bakesale Betty

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5098 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 985-1213
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Bakesale Betty is best known for fried chicken sandwiches, and it’s also known for strawberry shortcake, but when the pandemic hit, it got into the pie game. The Thanksgiving menu includes old-fashioned classics like sweet potato and buttermilk. Mercifully, there are early hours for pie pickup, so fans don’t have to wait out the long line at lunch.

Pie from Bakesale Betty Bakesale Betty

6. Gregory's Gourmet Desserts

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285 23rd St
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-9722

Gregory’s calls itself an underground bakery (maybe because it’s literally in a basement) but its fans don’t mind, lining up for cheesecake, cobbler, and pie. The peach cobbler is saucy, spiked with cinnamon, and topped with shortbread. Its key lime pie, in a graham cracker crust, is ultra creamy and smooth.

Pumpkin pie from Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts
Pumpkin pie from Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts
Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts

7. Pietisserie

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1605 2nd Ave
Oakland, CA 94607

Choose from a selection of pies at Oakland’s Pietisserie, where the striking raspberry chocolate and pumpkin chocolate pies are available whole or by the slice. The shop recently expanded into bake-at-home options, which can be picked up locally or even shipped across the country.

8. Butter Love Bakeshop

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3717 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 702-6344
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Outer Richmond bakeshop Butter Love has seasonal fruit pies that are a hit at all times. During quarantine, expanded the menu to include the savory comforts of chicken pot pie and shepherd’s and cottage pie, and for Thanksgiving, they’re taking orders for pumpkin, pecan, apple, and smoked almond spiced butter.

9. Revenge Pies

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160 14th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

Baker Elizabeth Simon’s Revenge Pies has bounced around in pop-up form, and she went completely underground when coronavirus struck. But she does appear to be taking preorders for Thanksgiving, with a mystery pickup location to be announced. The pumpkin, pecan, apple, and mixed berry come in that all-butter vodka crust, which is now shaped either regular rounds or into square slab pies. And you can still get slices through a few different bars around town, including Macondray and Casements.

10. Stonemill Matcha

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561 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 796-3876
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From hand-whisked matcha drinks to savory items like a killer katsu sandwich and salmon matchazuke, Stonemill does everything just right (and with lots of matcha). Not to be missed on the sweets menu: A matcha cream pie, with a flaky, buttery crust and a filling that’s not too sweet and is packed with green tea flavor.

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11. Tartine Manufactory

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595 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 487-2600
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Tartine has a reputation for its banana cream tart, which has a crust that’s just as dark-golden and distinctly layered as its award-winning croissants. But the award-winning bakery also rolls out pumpkin and apple options in November.

Ellen Fort

12. Bi-Rite Market

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3639 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 241-9760
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SF’s favorite boutique grocery sources beautiful produce from local farms, and their pies are a step up from the usual bakery aisle. This year, they’ve got pumpkin, pecan, apple, and a chocolate bourbon mousse situation that looks serious.

13. Black Jet Baking Co.

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833 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 829-3905
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Bernal Heights’ neighborhood bakery rocks old-fashioned treats, including seriously buttery Pop Tarts, which are filled with jam or Nutella. That same tender, flaky, pastry is also shaped into whole pies, including apple with a crumb topping, apple with a double crust, and dark chocolate sunk into the pecans this time of year.

Apple crumb pie from Black Jet Baking Co. Black Jet Baking Co.

14. Yvonne's Southern Sweets

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5128 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 368-7900
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Self-taught baker Yvonne Hines drew inspiration from her grandmother’s recipes to create this tiny mom-and-pop pie shop that doles out thick, luscious slices of sweet potato and pecan.

15. Three Babes Bakeshop

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2501 Phelps St
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 617-9774
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Three Babes Bakeshop sources fruit from local farms and folds them into classic pies with flaky and buttery layers. In autumn, dig into blackberry crumble or apple pie with lattice top.

Three Babes

1. Pie Society

2533 Seventh St, Berkeley, CA 94710

Star pastry chef Angela Pinkerton launched a sweet new pie pop-up at the start of the pandemic, inspired by her grandmother’s orchards — and dedication to butter. It’s still a small operation, so get those Thanksgiving preorders while they’re hot, for pumpkin made from fresh and flavorful kuri and kabocha squashes, apple-cranberry topped with streusel, and chocolate-pecan laced with bourbon. Pick up at the kitchen, or specific spots in SF and the East Bay.

2533 Seventh St
Berkeley, CA 94710

2. Crixa Cakes

2748 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

At Berkeley bakeshop Crixa Cakes, the pies are known for their signature deep-dish, soft butter crust. Make sure to stop by during sour cherry season: For only a few weeks each year the bakery serves up its seasonal cherub pie, a sweet-and-sour cherry and rhubarb medley served up by the slice. But this time of year, the pumpkin pie is also exceptionally deep.

2748 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703

3. Sweet Adeline Bakeshop

3350 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

Pie savant Joyce Goldstein’s neighborhood bakeshop Sweet Adeline bakes its pies with a sampling of fruits from the Berkeley Farmer’s Market, which means that flavors like cranberry-pear and brown butter pecan will always be bursting with fresh, local flavor. However, its best pie may be the one without any fruit at all. The chocolate cream pie is a luscious, cocoa-rich confection piled high with house-made whipped cream.

3350 Adeline St
Berkeley, CA 94703

4. Lois the Pie Queen

851 60th St, Oakland, CA 94608

This tried-and-true Southern kitchen has been serving up staples like chicken and waffles for nearly 70 years. Everything at this Oakland venue is made from scratch, including the beloved lemon ice box pie, which arrives with a tart lemon filling enveloped by buttery crust and adorned with a dollop of whipped cream. And the Thanksgiving offerings include sweet potato, along with nearly a dozen flavors.

851 60th St
Oakland, CA 94608

5. Bakesale Betty

5098 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Pie from Bakesale Betty Bakesale Betty

Bakesale Betty is best known for fried chicken sandwiches, and it’s also known for strawberry shortcake, but when the pandemic hit, it got into the pie game. The Thanksgiving menu includes old-fashioned classics like sweet potato and buttermilk. Mercifully, there are early hours for pie pickup, so fans don’t have to wait out the long line at lunch.

5098 Telegraph Ave
Oakland, CA 94609

6. Gregory's Gourmet Desserts

285 23rd St, Oakland, CA 94612
Pumpkin pie from Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts
Pumpkin pie from Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts
Gregory’s Gourmet Desserts

Gregory’s calls itself an underground bakery (maybe because it’s literally in a basement) but its fans don’t mind, lining up for cheesecake, cobbler, and pie. The peach cobbler is saucy, spiked with cinnamon, and topped with shortbread. Its key lime pie, in a graham cracker crust, is ultra creamy and smooth.

285 23rd St
Oakland, CA 94612

7. Pietisserie

1605 2nd Ave, Oakland, CA 94607

Choose from a selection of pies at Oakland’s Pietisserie, where the striking raspberry chocolate and pumpkin chocolate pies are available whole or by the slice. The shop recently expanded into bake-at-home options, which can be picked up locally or even shipped across the country.

1605 2nd Ave
Oakland, CA 94607

8. Butter Love Bakeshop

3717 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121

Outer Richmond bakeshop Butter Love has seasonal fruit pies that are a hit at all times. During quarantine, expanded the menu to include the savory comforts of chicken pot pie and shepherd’s and cottage pie, and for Thanksgiving, they’re taking orders for pumpkin, pecan, apple, and smoked almond spiced butter.

3717 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121

9. Revenge Pies

160 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

Baker Elizabeth Simon’s Revenge Pies has bounced around in pop-up form, and she went completely underground when coronavirus struck. But she does appear to be taking preorders for Thanksgiving, with a mystery pickup location to be announced. The pumpkin, pecan, apple, and mixed berry come in that all-butter vodka crust, which is now shaped either regular rounds or into square slab pies. And you can still get slices through a few different bars around town, including Macondray and Casements.

160 14th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

10. Stonemill Matcha

561 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Caleb Pershan

From hand-whisked matcha drinks to savory items like a killer katsu sandwich and salmon matchazuke, Stonemill does everything just right (and with lots of matcha). Not to be missed on the sweets menu: A matcha cream pie, with a flaky, buttery crust and a filling that’s not too sweet and is packed with green tea flavor.

561 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110

11. Tartine Manufactory

595 Alabama St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Ellen Fort

Tartine has a reputation for its banana cream tart, which has a crust that’s just as dark-golden and distinctly layered as its award-winning croissants. But the award-winning bakery also rolls out pumpkin and apple options in November.

595 Alabama St
San Francisco, CA 94110

12. Bi-Rite Market

3639 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

SF’s favorite boutique grocery sources beautiful produce from local farms, and their pies are a step up from the usual bakery aisle. This year, they’ve got pumpkin, pecan, apple, and a chocolate bourbon mousse situation that looks serious.

3639 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94110

13. Black Jet Baking Co.

833 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
Apple crumb pie from Black Jet Baking Co. Black Jet Baking Co.

Bernal Heights’ neighborhood bakery rocks old-fashioned treats, including seriously buttery Pop Tarts, which are filled with jam or Nutella. That same tender, flaky, pastry is also shaped into whole pies, including apple with a crumb topping, apple with a double crust, and dark chocolate sunk into the pecans this time of year.

833 Cortland Ave
San Francisco, CA 94110

14. Yvonne's Southern Sweets

5128 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124

Self-taught baker Yvonne Hines drew inspiration from her grandmother’s recipes to create this tiny mom-and-pop pie shop that doles out thick, luscious slices of sweet potato and pecan.

5128 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94124

15. Three Babes Bakeshop

2501 Phelps St, San Francisco, CA 94124
Three Babes

Three Babes Bakeshop sources fruit from local farms and folds them into classic pies with flaky and buttery layers. In autumn, dig into blackberry crumble or apple pie with lattice top.

2501 Phelps St
San Francisco, CA 94124

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