Winston Pies – Brentwood

At Winston Pies, the answer to “Can she bake a cherry pie?” is definitely YES. Brianna Winston gave up being a lawyer to follow her passion, becoming a pie maker extraordinare. Initially Winston started her own business baking pies in her home kitchen, before branching out and setting up shop in Brentwood in 2017.

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Winston Pies is along a busy stretch of Brentwood, down the street from The Tavern. The cute little storefront has seating for diners wishing to consume their pie on the premises.

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The pie flavors are seasonal, locally-sourced, using organic ingredients wherever possible. All pies are made by hand from scratch, so they have that somewhat imperfect rustic charm.

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Blue Ridge Blueberry

Most of the pies are fruit-based with a few exceptions. Pies are sold by the slice, 4-inch hand pie, mini 5-inch pie, whole 11-inch pie, and small bites available via special order. They even do gluten-free versions should that be something you seek.

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The Dixie Classic Cherry pie (also pictured on the header) was not too sweet, letting the beauty of the fresh dark cherries shine through. It’s rare for a cherry pie not to be cloyingly sweet, with the filling thick with cornstarch, but this one seemed so pure, borderline healthy.

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Harvest Apple Pie

The Harvest Apple Pie showed similar restraint on the sugar, with a filling more tart than sweet. The crust was so flaky that it broke when it was sliced.

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Chocolate Cowgirl

The Chocolate Cowgirl was more in line with a classically sweet pie, its dark fudgy filling requiring a glass of milk. The crust, made of oatmeal, was like a oatmeal cookie, which made it more unusual.

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If you like your pies to not be too sweet, Winston Pies are the perfect answer. Not only can she bake a cherry pie, she can bake blueberry, apple and chocolate pies, too.

Location – 11678 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Website – https://www.winstonpies.com
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegan Friendly – No
Gluten-Free Options – Yes, by special order.

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