The House of Pies restaurant was opened in 1969 in the Griffith Park area of Southern California. It was originally part of a restaurant chain, however, the company unfortunately went bankrupt in the 1980’s leaving, this House of Pies as one of very few surviving restaurants, and as such, it has become an icon to all in Southern California. The franchise was created by the man who came up with the idea for the International House of Pancakes, however, it unfortunately did not gain the same level of popularity and notoriety. But this does not mean it is not a much loved place to go for many residents of SoCal.
The House of Pies offers around forty different flavors on any given day including: chocolate, lemon meringue and pecan, as well as seasonal favorites such as strawberry in the summer and sweet potato in the fall. Each slice is large enough to fill you up and as delicious as you can imagine; it could even be described as a taste explosion in your mouth.
The restaurant itself has been used as a location for many movie scenes including “No Strings Attached,” which starred Natalie Portman, and it is also a popular haunt for many other celebrities, which of course means paparazzi are also drawn to the place. Many customers however are just normal residents of Southern California who have come to love what the House of Pies has to offer.
Of course this is not the only venue in Southern California which offers pie, coffee and other dining options, and you may well choose to visit them instead. However, you will not find the same friendly service or home comforts anywhere else. This pie house really is one of a kind and one of the well-known restaurants in Los Angeles, and you will be hard pressed to find anyone who has a bad word to say about it.