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The 10 Most Heavenly Pies In San Francisco, California

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Updated: 3 November 2016
Discover San Francisco’s variety of profoundly delicious delicacies baked into the choicest golden pie crusts. Here are 10 places where you can locate the most outstanding pies in San Francisco, California. 

Mission Pie

There’s something wholesome and welcoming about Mission Pie. ‘Good food. Every meal. Every day.’ is their motto. Featuring high-quality ingredients and everyday prices, they’re baking goodness all day long. Does quiche count as pie? You bet. Swing by to taste any of their wide range of sweet and savory pies, including walnut and potpies. Mission Pie is a big hitter.

Mission Pie, 2901 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 282 1500

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Mission Pie Interior from Pie Case | © Edissa Nicolás

Chile Pies Baking Co.

They’re not kidding about the chiles at Chile Pies Baking Co. Here apple pie takes a turn for the exotic with a crumble top over tangy-sweet filling that includes the robust taste of green chiles. Pair with ice cream if you’re fearless. You’ll enjoy the novelty of this original combination as well as their other goodies.

Chile Pies Baking Co., 601 Baker Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 614 9411

Java Beach Cafe

Java Beach Cafe’s homemade pies like blueberry with a bed of chestnuts on a dense crust are outrageously good. Java Beach pies are baked in their own ovens and available at two convenient locations. Kick back after a stroll along Ocean Beach with the reward of a slice of Java Beach pie. The flavor doesn’t even matter, as they’re all tasty options.

Multiple Locations in San Francisco, CA, USA

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Java Beach Apple Pie in Case | © Edissa Nicolás

Dianda’s Italian American Pastry

Traditional Italian-style baking takes on this American classic with all-out gusto. Dianda’s Italian American Pastry does whole apple, pineapple, blueberry and apricot pies and mini tarts and flaky horseshoe turnovers. Dianda’s only does take out, but beware: some packages may not arrive home intact. Cracking the box open may cause nibbling.

Dianda’s Italian American Pastry, 2883 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 647 5469

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Dianda’s Whole pies in pie case | © Edissa Nicolás

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant

Pie-à-la-mode lovers everywhere must visit the retro parlor of Fentons Creamery and Restaurant in the heart of sunny Piedmont. Marble tables and neat waiters serve up the desserts of yesteryear. While not technically in San Francisco, no pie list would be worth its crust without Fentons. The trip to this idyllic Oakland neighborhood, even with the eternal lines, only stand to verify the pie at Fentons is worth the ride.

Fentons Creamery and Restaurant, 4226 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA, USA, +1 510 658 7000

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Fentons’ pie on marble counter | © Edissa Nicolás

Chow Food Bar

Walk past the red drapes into Chow and you’ve entered a European-style cafe that serves some of the most exquisite pie in San Francisco. Order the customer-favorite apple pie drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with a fresh dollop of whipped cream under slivers of chocolate. Add a side of cappuccino to leave all your cares behind. Deeply satisfying, baked in their own sister kitchen’s ovens, Chow’s has 100 percent organic pies.

Chow Food Bar, 215 Church Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 552 2469

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Chow’s front window shot | © Edissa Nicolás

Three Babes Bakeshop

Chocolate Mint Chess Pie, this side of the Mason-Dixon line, can be found only at Three Babes Bakeshop. These Purveyors of Pie are a treasure among jewels. Three Babes Baking stands out in the famous Ferry Building, where international flavors compete for customers, and dense crowds vote with their feet. With choices like banana cream, pumpkin or Bourbon pecan, you cannot go wrong. Priced for those committed to the highest quality.

Three Babes Bakeshop, 1 Ferry Building, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 617 9774

Delessio Market & Bakery

Delessio Market & Bakery, 12-feet of eye-stimulating, mouthwatering pastries, is a promising invitation. Since there’s something for everyone, be sure to sample the seasonal pie. The midtown venue’s industrious chefs surprise and delight all who enter. At Delessio’s, dining in, carrying out or catering is available.

Delessio Market & Bakery, 1695 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 552 5559

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Delessio’s plated blueberry pie with fork | © Edissa Nicolás

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar

In the mood for a decadent treat? Dress smartly for a visit to Nob Hill’s Fairmont and Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar where the pie is served with glitz and glamour. Laurel Court’s Buttermilk Tart with Grand Marnier, dates, cranberries and orange gel counts as pie, especially considering that Laurel Court’s sophisticated presentation only enhances the flavor. Take a hint: sharing is not an option.

Laurel Court Restaurant & Bar, Fairmont, 950 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 772 5260

Destinations Baking Company

Tucked away on a quiet tree-lined street, Destinations is always on the list for sweet success. It’s one of the best places in town for pies year-round. With exotic seasonal offerings like Shaker Pie, with its paper-thin slices of whole lemons under flaky sugar-sprinkled crust, Destinations Baking Company serves exquisite pie. It’s also possible to please your palate with their assortment of mini tartlets.

Destinations Baking Company, 598 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, +1 415 469 0730

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Destinations Baking front windows | © Edissa Nicolás