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.”

Republic of Pie

Pie has never been hipper than at this super inviting bakery and coffee joint, yet the vibe here is far from pretentious. In fact with its high ceilings, loud conversations and spacious family-style seating, this is a terrific place for you and your small samplers to get cozy on one of the communal couches and dig into a sweet slice o’pie.

Easy As Pie: The younger set will most likely channel their inner Cookie Monster and gobble up the Cookies n’ Cream pie while parents may opt for a fruitier option like the to-pie-for Strawberry Rhubarb. For those with gluten aversions, give the chocolate or banana cream personal panned pies (just like grandma used to make) a shot and your taste buds will be happily occu-pied for a very long time.

11118 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood

photo: Lisette C. via Yelp

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

—Jenifer Scott