10 places to pre-order Thanskgiving pie in San Diego

Get ready for the holiday by planning your pie in advance.

Pumpkin Ricotta Crostata

A Pumpkin Ricotta Crostata from RoVino The Foodery

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We wish Thanksgiving planning was simple as pie. There are a lot of steps involved in preparing the feast, but you can take dessert off your plate. Bakeries throughout the county specialize in pies, and they’re getting ready to gobble up pre-orders. So, plan ahead by placing an order at one of these 10 local businesses preparing your Thanksgiving dessert.

Volunteers handing out Mama's Pies

These pies taste as good as they make you feel.

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Mama’s Pies

San Diego’s annual bake sale is back, so you can have peace of mind + a piece of pie for the holidays. Mama’s Kitchen is committed to providing meals to chronically ill San Diegans, and each pie sold contributes 12 meals to locals — but you’ll need to order by Saturday, Nov. 19 (or until supplies run out) to get one for the holiday.

Pop Pie Co.

This eatery makes a pie for every occasion, but Thursday, Nov. 17, is the deadline to get pies for Thanksgiving. You can select from five varieties to be picked up at any of its three locations.

Gluten Free Baking Co.

This North Park + Clairemont business is making treats without the wheat, and pie is on the menu. Thanksgiving pre-orders need to be submitted by Tuesday, Nov. 15, and all orders will be available for pickup at the Clairemont location.

Mom's Pies slices with ice cream

Slices of pie from Mom’s Pie.

Mom’s Pies

This Julian bakery has town + garden locations, both offering over a dozen varieties of whole pies for the holiday. If you’re not looking to make the trek to the East County mountains, there is a La Mesa pick-up day on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. — so you’ll want to place your order with plenty of time to spare.

RoVino The Foodery

This Italian market in East Village is known for desserts like gelato cakes + macarons — but you can order a Thanksgiving dinner by Monday, Nov. 21, for its take on the American feast. Looking for just desserts? Find Pumpkin Ricotta Crostatas by Whisk N Bake on the menu, available in mini + large sizes.

Bread and Cie

Pie pre-orders have begun at this Hillcrest staple, where you can order a traditional variety or something a little different — we’re looking at you Saffron Pistachio Peach Pie. Last year, the business stopped taking orders two days before the holiday, so get your orders in early.


These family + community-focused bakeries in Carlsbad + Del Mar have pumpkin, apple + pecan pies on the menu — in addition to seasonal cakes. Orders should be placed by Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 5 p.m. to be ready for the holiday.

The French Gourmet

This French eatery makes a très bien American Thanksgiving. Apple, pecan + pumpkin pies are on the menu — along with other pastries and holiday dishes. Last year, pre-orders were being taken until the Monday before the holiday.

Sugar and Scribe

Six varieties of pies are on the menu at this La Jolla bakery — from classic pumpkin to citrusy key lime. To get one for Thanksgiving, order by noon on Monday, Nov. 21.

Julian Pies in boxes

A local tradition.

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Julian Pie Company

You can’t go wrong with this classic. The bakery offers nine varieties of pies, and they’re worth the drive to the mountain town — but you won’t need to make it. You can find the desserts in grocery stores across San Diego County, or you can select 2-day delivery when you order online.

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