Our History

My grandfather, Harry Patterson and his wife, founded the business in the 1930’s.  The 27th Street Bakery was originally a restaurant that converted into a specialty Bakery in 1956, manufacturing Homemade Sweet Potato Pies, Fruit Pies and a variety of cakes.


Harry believed that in order to make the best products you have to stay true to certain processes and ingredients.  He taught us to resist the temptation of cutting corners ad that the result would be products that people would drive long distances to buy and would tell all their friends about.  Of course, as always my grandfather was absolutely correct.  The Bakery became a household name in the Los Angeles area and the pies received much acclaim and recognition.

When my mother and brother took over the business in 1980 they had a tried and true recipe for success to follow.  Alberta Cravin and Gregory Spann new they had huge shoes to fill and dedicated their lives to keeping my grandfather’s legacy alive.  Today The 27th Street Bakery is an Eastside Landmark and has grown into the largest manufacturer of Sweet Potato Pies on the west coast.

We realize how special Homemade taste really is…it’s like having a little slice of  “mama’s” cooking no matter how far you are from home.  We invite you to try our Famous Homemade Sweet Potato Pies and let us know if you think grandpa Harry would be proud.

Al & Jeanette Pickens
3rd Generation Owners
27th Street Bakery