Food & Drink

Everything You Need to Know About SD's Super-Hyped Pie Shop

Published On 10/19/2016 Published On 10/19/2016
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ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
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1. Pop Pie Co. 4404 Park Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92116, San Diego, CA 92116 (University City)

This University Heights bakery and cafe slings sweet and savory pies that would put Sweeney Todd to shame. Pop Pie's genius is obvious in the handheld, five-inch diameter creations that feature flaky, all-butter crusts and fillings like slow-braised beef with mushrooms and dark ale gravy. The sweet ditties are smaller at three inches and hit traditional cravings like apple crumble, as well as more rich and modern interpretations like dark chocolate ganache with pistachio and matcha pastry. Early risers stop into Pop Pie -- whose interior is outfitted with a neon sign that says "in pie we crust" -- for coffee and pint-size morning pies, like the Earl Gray tea-flavored special.

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