Where to Enjoy Delicious Pies in Woodland Hills
A baked dish usually made of a pastry dough casing that covers or completely contains a filling of various sweet or savory ingredients, pies were born out of the need for nutritious, easy-to-store, easy-to-carry and long-lasting foods on long journeys, particularly at sea. The introduction of processed cereal baking, including the creation of flour, provided a more reliable source of food, with Egyptian sailors carrying flat brittle loaves of “millet” bread called “dhourra cake” and Romans having their own concoction known as “buccellum.”
Since then, pie has become a fixation amongst many Americans…more than just “something to eat,” it is an “experience” for enthusiasts raised on diets of sweet and tangy pies, each of which can be identified by the rich golden color of their crusts and the sturdiness in which they hold their shapes. Of course, the best pie in Los Angeles is always going to be the one you baked yourself, ideally just out of the oven, but if that isn’t on your “to do” list, here are our picks for some of the best pie in Woodland Hills.
Suburban Pie & Treats has become a Woodland Hills institution amongst pie fanatics who often return for a home-cooked touch that’s truly something to be cherished. With crusts that are tender, flaky and melt-in-your-mouth good to fillings bursting with such luscious ingredients as blueberries, mixed berries and more, the pies offered by Suburban Pie & Treats redefine “yummy.” Established in 2015 by business owner Jill F., Suburban continues to sell fresh-baked fruit pies that are baked to order with all-butter crusts and seasonally-rotating fillings.
The Baker Bakery & Café is a full-service café and bakery in Woodland Hills serving a variety of cookies, pastries, cakes and pies to satisfy any sweet tooth. Raising expectations of locals and foodies since 2005, this shop offers breakfast and lunch items made with the finest ingredients, the owners’ passion for good eating making its presence known through every plate presented to customers. A delicious selection of artisan hand-crafted breads are baked daily using only organic ingredients in a dozen distinct variations, while a myriad of custom cakes, pastries and sweets tempt the palate like nearly nowhere else in L.A.
SusieCakes and its Woodland Hills location at The Village at Westfield Topanga offers classic treats made daily by in-house bakers using the freshest and finest ingredients. The business’ founder, Susan Sarich, hails from a rich generational line of passionate bakers, adding a dedication to her family’s baking traditions and a commitment to providing women with progressive careers in the food and hospitality industry. If a hankering for a seriously pleasant pie strikes, head over to SusieCakes and choose from a delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Key Lime Pie, puddings and a scrumptious traditional cheesecake.
Doan’s Dessert and Coffee Company is a family owned and operated business, baking for restaurants, coffee houses and caterers for a quarter of a century. More than just a cupcake or cheesecake depot, Doan’s offers personal creations for that ultimate family event, whether it be a wedding cake or other sweet treats. In the area of pies, Doan’s is no slouch, crafting such mouthwatering selections as Apple Pie, Chocolate Macadamia Nut Pie, Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Sweet Potato Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie. Grab a steaming hot cup of coffee and one of Doan’s pies for the conclusion to a great meal.
Tart Bites was established in 2012 by two moms to help educate their daughters about forming a “positive relationship” with their food. The shop now specializes in handcrafted artisan gourmet tarts, pastries, specialty cakes, chocolates, jams, coffee, tea, catering and unique gifts, its pastries in particular created using the finest ingredients that yield proper proportions. When you’re in the mood for something different – but wholeheartedly sweet – Tart Bites offers a gourmet tart concept that embodies fine flavors with small portions, the shop’s founders defining the treats as “more than just small desserts…but an evolutionary idea that brings together old familiar flavors with fresh imaginative execution.”
Pies are everywhere around L.A., from old-school to new-school, served after a greasy spoon lunch or as a midnight snack. Indeed, the region’s abundance of fresh fruit certainly contributes to this abundance, with the best examples of flakey, buttery crusted pies coming loaded with seasonal ingredients. We hope we have helped you pick a spot in our essential guide to eating pie in Woodland Hills.