A Piece of The Pie
Story and Photos by Astrid Perez
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a yummy pumpkin pie? This festive dessert should be the highlight of every holiday feast, so instead of buying a grocery store pumpkin pie, impress your entire family with one of the best pumpkin pies in town. With many cafes and bakeries offering this seasonal treat, it can be a little overwhelming to find the perfect pie for the entire family. So we went out and found the best pumpkin pies in Long Beach for you.
4680 E. Los Coyotes Diagonal, Long Beach
3490 Atlantic Ave., Long Beach
With two locations, it's no surprise that Long Beach loves Polly’s, and rightfully so. Their pumpkin pie is a dessert-lover’s dream. With the right amount of spices and sweetness, this pie wins my award for the best pumpkin pie in Long Beach. The fluffy and moist pumpkin filling makes this dessert taste like a little slice of heaven.
5277 E. Second St., Long Beach
If you’re looking for a pie with a strong kick of spices, then this pie is for you. With a creamy and intense taste of cinnamon and nutmeg, this pie’s filling will have you reaching for seconds. The homemade whipped cream used at this location is fresh, fluffy and sweet, which only enhances the flavor of the pie. If you’re looking for an extra touch of sweetness, ask for a scoop of ice cream on your pie.
450 Pine Ave., Long Beach
One of the most important components of a pie is the crust; without a good crust, you can't have good pie. The Pie Bar bakes their pies to perfection with a delicately golden brown crust, then tops them with delicious whipped cream. Along with its velvety smooth filling, this pie is sure to make everyone in your Thanksgiving dinner satisfied.