There may not be as much entertainment and social happenings in the Inland Empire as there are westward, but the are does boast a few offerings worth the drive. Among the draws are some of the best places to get pies anywhere. These sweet, and crispy pies are freshly baked from the oven and will keep you coming back time and time again.
The Original Mommie Helen’s Bakery
1440 S E St, Ste C
San Bernardino, CA
Your search for the absolute best tasting pies in the Inland Empire is officially over according to both Oprah and Shaquille O’Neal! Every pie at Mommie Helen’s is home-baked the old-fashioned way and she does not use any shortcuts. Yes, you heard it. No skimping, or low quality ingredients and the result is a fantastic piece of pie that you’ll need to Instagram to believe. Your satisfaction is guaranteed and when the last bite is taken, you will wish there was another one left on the plate.
Law’s Oak Glen
38392 Oak Glen Rd.
Oak Glen, CA 92399
One of Oak Glen’s original restaurants, Law’s Coffee Shop is the perfect place to enjoy a slice of heaven after exploring the beautiful great outdoors that is offered in this slice of SoCal paradise. You won’t get a ton of variety here, but the hot oven baked apple pie (ala mode or topped with cheese) will be a piece of pie you won’t soon forget.
Thelma’s Family Restaurant & Bakery
337 W. Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear City, CA 92314
Aside from a delicious breakfast, the pies at Thelma’s are some of the best around. The homemade apple pies and “world famous apple dumpling” are touted amongst locals as the best in Southern California. Make sure to come with a hearty appetite and also try the other favorite: the Banana Crème. Cash only.
1799 Hamner Ave.
Norco, CA 92860
Much more than just a pie shop, Polly’s Pies offers up home cooked meals worthy of an amazing selection of dessert pastries. The large selection of fresh and made-from-scratch pies make it the perfect place to grab a whole pie to go. The menu offers an extensive variety of options including Oven Baked Doube Crust pies in Apple, Apricot, Blueberry, Boysenberry, Peach, Rhubarb and more. And, if that wasn’t enough, choose from Oven Filled Pies, ‘Uncle Eddiie’s Signature Apple Pie Delight’ or other seasonal fresh fruit pies.