Sweet or savory, nothing says 'comfort' like pie.
The Old-School Classic: Chicken Pie Dinner
The no-frills San Diego Chicken Pie Shop in North Park is famous for its chicken pie dinner. The pie mixes shredded turkey and chicken under a basic crust, with chicken gravy ladled over both the whipped potatoes and the pie. The dinner also includes a slice of sweet pie for dessert.
Chicken Pie Shop
2633 El Cajon Boulevard, North Park
The New-School Classic: Steak & Ale Pie
A hip vibe prevails at Pop Pie Co. in University Heights, where the steak and ale pie seduces with tangy beef and mushrooms under a flaky pastry.
The chicken pot pie, with pearl onions, is robust, while the Aussie meat pie features a silky mince. Sweet hand pies include guava and Mexican chocolate.
Pop Pie Co.
4404 Park Boulevard, University Heights
San Diego Special: Butter Crust Apple Pie
You’ll find Betty’s Pie Whole tucked inside Elizabethan Desserts in Encinitas. The signature chicken pot pie crowns a delectable mix of chicken and vegetables with a kitsch pastry made of flour, butter, and love.
For dessert, follow it up with a pecan pie or a slice of the local favorite: butter crust apple.
Betty’s Pie Whole
114 N El Camino Real, Encinitas