It’s not just “Pie in the Sky” when we say enjoying a wonderful pie this holiday season is easy with our list of the best pie shops in Orange County.
Americans love their pies! The pie economy is a whopping 700 million dollars a year. Americans are fork deep into pies, especially during the holidays. Every magazine or online anything will always showcase a beautiful Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, or Christmas table setting with a perfectly latticed pie. Get ready to “Bake the World a Better Place” and bring home an incredible holiday pie this year from one of these local pie bakers.
With love, From scratch is a family-run small business that is unique because it does not have a traditional store front. It is a permitted Cottage Food Bakery in Anaheim, California. Their baking mantra is glorious. Each 9-inch pie is handmade using the freshest seasonal fruits from local farmers’ markets and family-owned produce stands.
Self-taught owner Kourtney insists this is her secret for a not too sweet and syrupy filling. She also mixes the all-butter crust dough in small batches using premium USDA Organic flours. Thanksgiving pie order pickups are generally scheduled for the Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving Day. Online ordering is easy, and you have your pick from a traditional Salted Caramel Apple, a decadent Black Bottom Pecan or a wonderous double crust Cranberry Apple Pie with star anise and tender pears. The dozen 3-inch mini pies box is a perfect bring along to any party and looks so pretty!
2. The Pie Hole
177 N. Glassell Street, Orange, CA 92866
440 S. Anaheim Blvd., Unit 206, Anaheim, CA 92805
This great pie shop has it all and we don’t mind the playful name. The Pie Hole boasts from-scratch recipes that have been passed down for five generations. Now that says everything about real home made goodness.
Outdoor seating is now available at the Orange location where you can enjoy a cold beer and a slice of pie or the cool little “Pie Holes” that are two bite mini pie treats. Try the infamous egg free Cereal Killer Cheesecake made with a Nilla Wafer bottom and packed with Fruity Pebbles and Frosted Flakes, or share the delectable Blueberry Pecan Crumble Pie. Thanksgiving Pre-Orders run until the week before Thanksgiving or until sold out.
Pie Hole also offers special holiday delivery options. Mom’s Apple Crumble Pie sells out every year. If you’re looking for something more extradentary, order the Mexican Chocolate Pie. You won’t regret this Mexican–spiced ganache filled delight baked with a just-right graham cracker crust and topped with Pie Hole Ground Espresso whipped crème.
Pie Pickup Location:
The Hood Kitchen Space
350 Clinton Street, Suite A, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
You can just eat a slice of pie crust and still be in pastry heaven. The Flaky Apple Pie Co.’s crust is beyond perfect. Simple ingredients and unforgettable flavor are what makes this locally owned business the modern answer for a homemade pie.
Our standout favorite holiday pie is the incredible Pumpkin Crumb. The crumb topping is the best in Orange County. A hidden gem on the menu is the unbaked, from scratch frozen 9-inch pie crust or the individual unbaked 5-inch crust. What a brilliant idea for those needing a head start for holiday baking at home. It’s a game changer and you can spend more time with your family and even have the kids make their own individual pie creations.
Ordering online for the holidays is easy and gives you the luxury of freshly baked pie in the comfort of your home. Vegan pies are also on the menu. Choose the best selling tangy and sweet Boysenberry Pie handmade by the Flakey Apple Pie Co. and hand baked by you.
5350 Katella Avenue, Los Alamitos, CA 90720
The Gourmet Pie and Café has been a favorite for locals in Los Alamitos and surrounding Orange County cities for more than 30 years. This restaurant with a heart offers great food, happy hour, and best of all outstanding gourmet pies. The secret is simple, this family owned, and operated restaurant is dedicated to sharing its obsession with delicious family home-made recipes.
The rave reviews of the Double Crust Blackberry Pie never end, and the Boysenberry Cream Cheese Pie is the best in Orange County. Take home a beautiful whole apple pie or a heavenly slice of blueberry peach. Our favorite pie is the amazing Lemon Sour Crème. The Gourmet Pie and Café bakes all pies in house using fresh ingredients and they taste just like you’d expect. Pre order your French apple or traditional pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving starting November 1st.
Fullerton: 136 N. Raymond, Fullerton, CA 92831 — 714-526-7741
Huntington Beach: 9791 Adams Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646 — 714-964-4424
Laguna Hills: 23701 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 — 949-380-8383
Los Alamitos: 3464 Katella Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720 — 562-430-4541
Orange: 2025 N. Tustin, Orange, CA 92865 — 714-637-3040
Santa Ana: 2660 N. Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92705 — 714-547-9681
Yorba Linda: 18132 Imperial Hwy., Yorba Linda, CA 92886 — 714-572-9679
You can always count on Polly’s for great tasing pies all year round. You can even join or give a monthly pie membership from Polly’s in 3-, 6- or 12-month increments. How incredible is that? Forget about the wine or cheese a month club, Polly’s is talking our love language.
During the holiday season, Polly’s is focusing on baking more than traditional pumpkin and apple pies. Polly’s sells sugar free pumpkin and apple pies sweetened with Splenda, too. If you’re looking to enjoy a pumpkin pie with flair, order the Pumpkin Maple Crunch. The Pumpkin Maple Crunch is a twist of the classic pumpkin pie with a sweet maple crunch topping that is loaded with maple clusters. Still not convinced, then take home the Pumpkin Pie Dream baked on a maple crunch base with a rich pumpkin cream cheese filling, topped with cinnamon whipped cream, sprinkled with maple crunch clusters and drizzled with silky caramel.
Our favorite seasonal pie is Polly’s Pumpkin Cheesecake with a real cinnamon ring of whipped cream, smooth caramel and fresh pecans. Order your favorite holiday pie starting November 1st. There’s more pumpkin at Polly’s than anywhere else.
126 E. Yorba Linda Blvd., Placentia, CA 92870
Along with live music from the band Zavala every Friday night, Mr. D’s Diner also has homemade pies baked daily. You can walk into this family fun restaurant for a large, portioned lunch and walk out with the best tasting banana crème pie in Placentia. They take Thanksgiving Pie orders and if you have any questions, just call and ask for Aristos. Aristos will patiently answer all your pie questions and give you his best recommendations. Now that’s customer service during the busiest time of the year!
Mr. D’s will be open regular business hours for pie take out on Wednesday before Thanksgiving and open half day on Thanksgiving Day. Order online or call in your order ahead of time.
7640 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
If you’re an Orange County local, then we know you’re a fan of this Buena Park Bakery. Porto’s is a powerhouse café specializing in traditional Cuban food and delicacies. They also bake fabulous homemade Mini Pumpkin Pies during the holiday season. The crust is delicate and delicious, and the pumpkin filling is smooth and creamy with every bite.
Last year these mini pies sold out, so be ready starting November 15th when pre ordering starts. They also ship their best-selling pastries nationwide. Apple pies will also be on the seasonal holiday menu. Porto’s has a bustling ambience and everything on the menu is fit for a king.
3321 Hyland Ave., Suite J, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
25473 Rancho Niguel Road, Suite B, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
2043 Westcliff Drive, Suite 104, Newport Beach, CA 92660
SusieCakes prides itself as an All-American bakery offering the most sensational, timeless versions of your most beloved pastries. SusieCakes bakes the old-fashioned way; with simple, real, and fresh ingredients all from scratch. Order the Key-Lime Pie for an unforgettable dessert.
Holiday pies are second to none and SusieCakes offers 3 sensational holiday pies this year. Susie’s Pumpkin Pie starts with a savory flakey crust filled with the perfect amount of fresh pumpkin and spice. This 9-inch pie is topped with a heart cutout made from crust and sprinkled with cinnamon. Susie’s Apple Pie is far from traditional. It’s the simplicity that makes this signature crumble topping a nationwide favorite. Order her Classic-Southern Pecan Pie baked with the finest brown sugar and topped with gourmet pecans. SusieCakes now offers nationwide shipping.
9. Sweetcie Pie
Pick up at Layer Cake Bakery: 4250 Barranca Pkwy I, Irvine, CA 92604
Sweetcie Pie in Irvine is a pie company of one. Yes, one phenomenal baker bakes spectacular pies, bread, and more in her own home kitchen. Karen Uyeda is a master pie baker, making all her dough by hand and preparing the amazing shells and filling to bake your pie on the same day as pick up. Karen says she personally seeks out the best tasting seasonal fruit and organic flours. Sweetcie Pies are intentionally made with less sugar to let the natural fruit be the star. Every pie is baked with fresh milled grains and cultured butter in the crust for maximum flavor. Have you ever been to a wedding that was serving “Wedding Pie” for dessert in Orange County? Chances are that Karen baked that 5-layer pie filled with beautiful fruit and colorful flowers.
Sweetcie Pie’s menu for holidays pies conquer the traditional. Try her Figgy Pie made with sweet figs and other fruit for a perfect balance or the magnificent KCRW Blue Ribbon Winner Cherry Amaretto pie, both made with European style butter for a crust beyond delicious. Thanksgiving week pie pick up dates are Tuesday or Wednesday by 6pm.
10. Pop Pie Co.
270 E. 17th Street, Suite 17, Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Pop Pie Co. In Costa Mesa offers meaty and hot pies along with sweet pies. This cool pie shop made our top list for holiday pies because of their awesome Honey Bourbon Pecan Pie. There is no other pie quite like this in Orange County. You can’t miss this incredible tasting pie for your holiday feast. The Chef owner’s signature pie is made with a toasted pecan filling, clover honey, premium brown sugar, orange zest and bourbon.
A close second is Pop Pie Co ‘s Apple Cranberry with Ginger Crumble. It’s baked with fresh apples, tangy cranberries and an old-fashioned oat crumble. We just can’t make up our mind, so maybe we will just order the Salted Caramel Apple Crumble Pie with a perfect blend of three different apples and a hint of orange zest mixed with international spices. Pre-sale Thanksgiving pie orders start November 1st. Pop’s is open half day on Thanksgiving Day for pre order pie pickup.
18889 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
307 E. Katella Ave., Orange, CA 92867
Marie will never let you down when it comes to great pies at a great price. The first Marie’s Pie and Coffee shop was opened in the City of Orange, in 1964 by Marie’s son. We can’t deny that Marie Callender’s has earned it’s standing as the queen of pies.
Holiday pre-order sales have begun, and the selection continues to grow every year with something for everyone. Marie’s sells more Lemon meringue pies than any other and has added a double crème and lemon pie with a sour crème topping. Our favorite is the Sour Crème Apple sprinkled with cinnamon and buttery pecans. Marie’s offers several sugar-free pies, too.
12. Sensitive Sweets
17431 Brookhurst St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Sensitive Sweets is a dedicated vegan, gluten and nut free bakery also specializing in dairy and egg free delicious goodies. The bakery was founded by Melanie, who created these amazing recipes for her youngest son, who was diagnosed with severe food allergies at nine months old.
Sensitive Sweets bakes wonderful and tasty muffins, cakes, cookies, pies and more. Melanie is proud of her real, organic ingredient substitutes and the tremendous flavor in each bite. All Holiday pies are non-gmo, GF, and vegan made in a nut-free bakery. Please visit the website for a complete list of EACH pie’s ingredients.
Holiday preordering is available on-line. The Berry Pie is a lovely harmony of berries, and the Pumpkin Pie is just yummy. Both are made from scratch with zero preservatives. They are FREE of gluten, dairy, soy, peanuts, treenuts, oats, coconut and sesame. Sensitive Sweets has a dazzling apple pie baked with the same attention to quality, flavor and Melanie’s impeccable ingredient standards. Sensitive Sweets does not ship and only offers local delivery or local pickup. Sensitive Sweets is a one-of a-kind bakery offering traditional treats without the traditional ingredients.
More Orange County Pie Shops
- 85°C Bakery (multiple OC locations)
- A Little Something Sweet (Lake Forest, CA)
- Black Bear Diner (Buena Park, Fullerton, La Habra, Santa Ana, CA)
- Coco’s Bakery (multiple OC locations)
- Corky’s Kitchen (Ladera Ranch, CA)
- Costco (multiple OC locations)
- Denny’s (multiple OC locations)
- French’s Cupcake Bakery (Costa Mesa, CA)
- Gourmet Pie and Cafe (Cypress, CA)
- Grocery Store Bakeries
- Katella Bakery (Katella Deli) (Los Alamitos, CA)
- Keto Bakery OC (Tustin, CA)
- Knott’s Berry Farm Bakery (Buena Park, CA)
- McCormick & Schmick’s (Anaheim, CA)
- Patty’s Cakes (Fullerton, CA)
- Rockwell’s Bakery (San Clemente, Villa Park, CA)
- Rutabegorz (Fullerton, Orange, Tustin, CA)
- Sugar Blossom Bake Shop (San Clemente, CA)
- The Flaky Apple Pie Co. (Costa Mesa, CA)
- Urban Plates (Aliso Viejo, Brea, Irvine, CA)
- Urth Caffe (Laguna Beach, Orange, CA)
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Cindy is an OC native fond of PCH road trips to places like Santa Rosa or Carmel. She’s a mother of three spending her free time baking apple pies, cooking green enchiladas, and listening to 80s music. She’s a beach girl at heart and Cancun is her go to paradise.