Reality Bites

Make the dessert table the highlight of your holiday meal with pies from this beloved Eagle Rock bakeshop.

Tracy Ann DeVore and Kelly Deco turned their passion for pie into a successful business that has gained a loyal following of both locals and the culinary crowd. Located on Townsend Avenue in Eagle Rock, bakeshop Knowrealitypie sells gourmet personal mini and full-size pies, slices, and galettes. Each pie is made from scratch with a focus on wholesome, high-quality ingredients.

The craveable flavors range from nostalgic-traditional such as key lime, apple, and boysenberry, to unique specialties like wild blueberry buttermilk, triple-berry Cabernet, salted caramel mango rum passion, and brown sugar chess—a KCRW Good Food Pie Pageant–winning spin on the Southern classic. Seeking something on the savory side? Opt for the creamy cheddar quiche, made with spinach, applewood bacon, caramelized onions, and roasted red peppers.

The tiny but mighty storefront is open four days a week (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) with a rotating seasonal selection that usually sells out by closing time. Knowrealitypie was named one of the top 25 pie shops in America in 2021 by Thrillist, and has been featured on the Momofuku founder’s eponymous podcast The Dave Chang Show.

The bakeshop’s unusual moniker was inspired by Deco’s music video produced by Wayne White, “No Reality,” and the belief that people just didn’t “know” what really good pie was. Now, thanks to Knowrealitypie’s Eagle Rock locale, we all do.

Mini pies $6–$8 and whole pies (must be preordered online) $42–$48

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