You're driving around Los Angeles trying to find time between your family's festivities, handle some last-minute cooking and errands, and make sure everyone has a place to sit.
Oh, and what about the pumpkin pie?
It's not just a matter of picking up the pre-made version from your supermarket of choice. This is the best time of year for a real pumpkin pie—and there's no shortage of places to get your fill in Los Angeles.
Of course, you could go to Whole Foods or Costco (if you have a membership) for their very popular pumpkin pies; they are many people's choice (other than mom's famous one, that is). It could also be a nostalgia for Libby seasoning and evaporated milk flavors.
Saying that, these local pumpkin pies are definitely worth seeking out.
To say they come with an enthusiastic recommendation is an understatement. As more than one person said, they are "insanely good."
Here are our top picks for the most swoon-worthy pies of the season based on recommendations from local Angelenos.
Seven pumpkin pies to savor this season in Los Angeles
1. Urth Caffe - Melrose
2. Pie 'n' Burger - Pasadena
3. House of Pie - Los Feliz
4. Petey's Pies - North Hollywood
5. Winston Pies - Brentwood, Weho, Santa Monica
6. Instagram: @getpiehigh
7. Ugo - Culver City, Santa MonicaBonus: two pumpkin cheesecakes
Although this list focused on pumpkin pie, we were also recommended some pumpkin cheesecakes.
Sweet Lady Jane's creamy and rich pumpkin cheesecake is a must-try. And then, local residents were very enthusiastic about Porto's pumpkin cheesecake (above) that comes out as a special treat for the holiday season.
These pumpkin pies (and cheesecakes) are so good that they're worth driving across the city for—and the best thing is, you're never too far away from one of these small slices of pumpkin pie heaven in Los Angeles.
What do you think about this?
We'd love to know what your favorite pumpkin pie is. Disagree with this list? Do you think another bakery deserves a place at the top? Share your favorite in the comments below, and feel free to share with friends and family, if you like.
Disclaimer: This article is only for educational and informational purposes.