The Pie Hole Los Angeles
 
 

An old-fashioned pie shop with a twist

By Grace Jidoun

The concept couldn’t be more charming: Bring back the old-fashioned, family-run pie shop, but with a twist. To top it off, you’ll find zero pretension at this cool chainlet—just a few small tables and glass cases filled with delicious, house-made pies. And while the seasonal sweets, featuring both traditional and inventive fillings, are off the charts, they also do savory very, very well.

Behind this slice of heavenly bliss is a family with a long lineage of exceptional pie makers. Becky Grasley, the ‘Mom’ of the Pie Hole, used to reward her kids for getting good grades or helping around the house by inviting them to bake a pie with her. And that authentic familial spirit runs deep in the service at The Pie Hole—it’s the kind of place you’d bring your grandmother for a slice a happiness.

Many of the creations at The Pie Hole come from the family recipe box, a stash that spans five generations. Old favorites like “Mom’s Apple Crumble” share menu space with newer creations, like a cream pie infused with Earl Grey tea and topped with pistachios. If you’ve ever wanted Mexican hot chocolate in pie form, look no further than a slice of creamy Mexican chocolate pie with a Graham cracker crust. The customizable “PIEfait” layers vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and your choice of pie. Want that topped with nitro cold brew? Yes, please.
Summer might be the sweetest time to visit thanks to a line-up of seasonal berry pies, including tart cherry and strawberry with rhubarb. But whatever Mom happens to stuff inside their flaky handmade crusts make them must-orders. The BBQ pulled pork pie is a new savory addition that captures the essence of summer in handheld form. And the 3-inch thick mac and cheese pie gives the “Chicken ‘n Cornbread Pot Pie” a run for its money as most popular among regulars.

To make sure you don’t miss out on the most important meal (or pie) of the day, The Pie Hole’s breakfast options include chorizo or sausage hash hand pies, and spinach-mushroom-feta or sun-dried tomato–mozzarella quiche.

The powerhouse pie concept also brings creativity to bear on an impressive specialty coffee menu. Cortados, affogatos, and funky drinks like the nitro coffee float are perfectly poured and served without attitude. The nitro cold-brew coffee, in particular, is a standout in a city overflowing with stellar brews. This is the place where you come to say “yes” to all that is good.

hours

Arts District: Mon–Wed 9 AM–10 PM; Thurs 9 AM–11 PM; Fri–Sat 9 AM– midnight; Sun 9 AM–11 PM
Pasadena: Sun–Thurs 9 AM–10 PM; Fri–Sat 9 AM–11 PM
Hollywood: Mon–Fri 8 AM–11 PM; Sat–Sun 9 AM–11 PM

price range

$5.50 (seasonal berry pie) to $8.95 (PIEfait)
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