Some years, you have the time and inclination to make pumpkin pie from scratch. I’ve wrestled with a sugar pumpkin or two: roasting, scraping and straining the meat to make pie purée. But there are also those Thanksgivings when time runs out and a nicely spiced pie from a local baker is exactly what you need.
Here’s a list of Kitsilano bakeries selling pumpkin desserts this Thanksgiving. Most are open on the holiday. The offerings go beyond pie to encompass mini tarts, cupcakes, cheesecakes, vegan options and more.
Where to buy pumpkin pie in Kitsilano
1) Uprising Breads
Classic spiced pumpkin pie with star crust design on top. 9 inch pies for $9.95 each.
Pumpkin cheesecake:$3.75 per slice.
3066 West Broadway, 604-254-5635, Uprisingbreads.com
2) Aphrodite’s Pie Shop
Organic pumpkin pie; $25 each. Gluten free and vegan pies are $42.
3598 West 4th Ave., 604-738-5879, Organiccafe.ca
3) Edible Flours
Vegan Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes: $3 each.
Vegan pumpkin pies: $22 each.
2280 West Broadway, 604-734-8351, Edibleflours.ca
4) Cobs Bread
Pumpkin tarts: pumpkin spice filling baked in a flaky pastry shell. Try them heated and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 6 tarts for $8.25. 1 tart for $1.96. Yes, they’re open on Monday, Oct. 8.
2320 West 4th Ave., 604-714-4070, Cobsbread.ca
5) Sweet Obsession Cakes and Pastries
Creamy and decadent pumpkin maple cheesecake: $29 for a small, $44 for a large.
Smooth, traditional pumpkin pie. 7 inch pie for $18; 9 inch pie for $27.
Order one day in advance by phone. Open Monday, Oct. 8.
2611 West 16th Ave., 604-739-0555, Sweetobsession.ca
6) Terra Breads
Pumpkin Tarts: Pumpkin tarts are made with an all butter crust and a smooth custard filling, using with Rabbit River cage-free eggs.$3.95 each; No tax on 6 or more. Yes, they’re open Monday, Oct. 8.
2380 West Fourth Ave., 604-736-1838, Terrabreads.com
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Last modified: October 5, 2012