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.”

Winston Pies

This brand-new pie shop is already making quite a splash in Brentwood (and beyond) with their handmade all-natural pies. With 5, count ‘em, 5 different sizes to choose from (including 2 ½ inch mini pie-bites!), you and your sweetie-pies will have options for days. Kids will love watching the pie makers in action roll out pastry dough behind the counter. Parents will love the locally sourced ingredients (they use organic produce whenever possible) and freshness factor as new pies are baked hourly.

Easy As Pie: With ins-pie-ring names like Blue Ridge Blueberry, Orchard Peach & Nectarine and Chocolate Cowgirl (caramel + chocolate + oatmeal crust = YES), you might feel like the pies should be out cooling on a farmhouse window sill. Most full size and mini pies can also be made gluten free (with 24-hour notice) so be sure to plan ahead for those. Their Pumpkin and Pecan pies are the current seasonal specials through Thanksgiving so get them while they are piping hot!

11678 San Vicente Blvd.

photo: Daniel A. via Yelp

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

—Jenifer Scott