“Pies for Justice” Bake Sale Coming on Junteenth

Sometimes doing good can also taste good…really good.  And this Friday, June 19 (a.k.a. Junteenth – the date in 1865 that word reached Texas that all U.S. slaves had been freed) is one of those times.  To celebrate the holiday this year, “all your favorite pastry chefs, bakers, restaurant owners, farmers and foodies” from around Los Angeles will hold a Pies for Justice bake sale, in conjunction with the charitable organization Gather for Good, to support Black Lives Matter and Gathering for Justice.

According to the Pies for Justice website:

“Gather for Good believes that each and every one of us has the power to make our communities stronger when we work together. Now is the time to free our hearts of prejudice, stand up against injustice, and clear our institutions of inequality. This is not only for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd but also the countless other black men and women before them.”

Vendors offering both sweet and savory pies for purchase and pickup include:

The Rose Cafe Venice
Secret Lasagna & Market
M. Georgina
All Time – Tyler Wells, Ashley Wells
Aliza J. Sokolow
AOC/Lucques/Tavern – Shannon Swindle, Suzanne Goin
Brandoni Pepperoni
Birdie G’s – Jeremy Fox, Brittany Cassidy
Botanica Restaurant & Market
Cake Monkey Bakery
Chef Adam Marca & Chef Wes Whitsell
Chef Cecilia Leung
Chef Charlotte Doimo-Mueller
Chef Elizabeth Heitner
Chef Isa Fabro
Chef Joe Sasto
Chef Kelly Bylsma
Chef Kim Stevens
Chef Kristine Jingozian
Chef Megan Potthoff
Chef Neidy Venegas & Chef Keely Gonzales
Chef Rebecca Tosdevin
Chef Sasha Piligian
Chef Sherry Yard
Chef Michelle & Company – Michelle Lainez
De Porres – Danielle Bell
Depressed Cake Shop – Valerie Van Galder
Dulan’s Soul Food
Few For All
KCRW’s GOOD FOOD – Evan Kleiman
Granddaughter – Jacqui De Borja
Gjusta – Jenna Fuchser
Hatchet Hall
High on Wholesome
Hotville Chicken – Kim Prince
Huckleberry Cafe – Zoe Nathan, Laurel Almerinda
Julie & Jessie Cook
Lady & Larder
Lupa Cotta – Ines Glaser
Milo & Olive – Zoe Nathan, Kelsey Brito
n/naka – Gemma Matsuyama
Nicole Bakes Cakes
Plumcot Farm
Providence LA
Red Bread – Rose Lawrence
Rockenwagner Bakery
Ronan LA
Rustic Canyon – Andy Doubrava
Sugarbear Bakes – Stephanie Chen
Tartine Bakery
The Gourmandise School – Clemence Gossett, Crystal Slonecker
Uprooted Cooking – Tiff Ortiz
Valerie Echo Park
Varsity Bakers + Tess Restaurant

…and more.

Here’s how it works:

  • The pie sale will go live on the Pies for Justice website on Junteenth — Friday, June 19, at 9 a.m.
  • The pie list and donation prices will be available until the pies are sold out (“first come, first served!”)
  • Each pie will have its own pickup time and location, depending on which chef it’s purchased from
  • After ordering a pie, you’ll receive an e-mail listing the pickup locations (so be sure to note which chef you order from)
  • Pies can be picked up at their specific locations on Saturday, June 20, between 12 and 3 p.m.

We’re hungry already…and can’t help noticing that this is also just in time for Father’s Day on Sunday.  (Dads love pie!)


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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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