As the sizzle of summer has cooled into fall and the quickly approaching holidays start making their way into our hearts (and schedules), nothing quite hits the festive spot more than a slice of mouthwatering pie. You and your pint-sized pastry lovers can relax with your plate pie-led high or pick up a holiday sweet when you don’t have time to bake. Check out our picks for the most delicious Los Angeles pie shops that truly understand how to put the “comfort” in “comfort food.”

The Pie Hole

This pie-in-the-sky café really turns up the volume on whimsical selections such as Mexican Chocolate and Strawberry Lavender but it also serves up savory tastes (Bacon Hash Breakfast pie, please) making for an enticingly original pie experience. Don’t be fooled by the out-of-the-ordinary recipes, however, as the shop itself is the epitome of a welcoming, casual café just perfect for grabbing a slice (or three) with the whole family.

Easy As Pie: For a sweet pie, your tiny tasters will definitely love the highly sought after S’Mores pie while you indulge in this month’s Salted Caramel Pecan pie (which is the sweet pie special through the end of November). If the young ones are brave enough to try the savory options, the Mac N’Cheese pot pie is sure to be a smash.

Multiple locations including Downtown, Glendale, Pasadena and Hollywood
Online: thepieholela.com

photo: Celine L via Yelp

What’s your family’s favorite place to grab a slice of pie? Share any we missed in the comments!

—Jenifer Scott