Pumpkin pies at La Estrella

We spotted these pumpkin pies on the counter of La Estrella Bakery at the Mercado San Agustin. They're a steal at $4 each.  

Don't have a Costco card? Here are five local Tucson options for pumpkin pie and more this holiday season.

None of the locations on this list require any pre-ordering. Just go and pick up your pie, that's it! One of them is even open on Thanksgiving Day.  

La Estrella Bakery

5266 S. 12th Ave., 520-741-0656

Both locations of this popular Mexican bakery are selling smaller pumpkin pies for $4 each. You can also pick up some pumpkin empanadas for 65 cents each.   

Pickup hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22, 7 a.m. to noon on Thanksgiving Day

Le Cave's Bakery

1219 S. Sixth Ave., 520-624-2561

The southside bakery will sell a variety of pies including 9-inch pumpkin pies, 8-inch fruit pies, chocolate, banana, lemon and coconut cream pies for $8.99 apiece. Pre-ordering is not required.   

Pickup hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 22, closed Thanksgiving Day

Village Bakehouse

7882 N. Oracle Road, 520-531-0977

The Oro Valley bakery will have several 10-inch varieties including pumpkin, apple, cherry and pecan for $17.95 to $20.50. The bakery will also have a selection of mini 4-inch pies. Pies are first-come-first-serve, but employees recommend you call beforehand to see what they still have. 

Pickup hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22, closed Thanksgiving Day. 

Back Dough by Beyond Bread

The bakery behind Beyond Bread is preparing more than 20 different kinds of pies including pumpkin, pumpkin cream cheese, pecan, chocolate pecan, French apple and cherry. Pies are 6 inches and cost $6.75 each. No pre-orders; on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Pickup hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22, closed Thanksgiving Day

Nadine's Bakery

4553 E. Broadway, 520-326-0735

The bakery on Broadway and Swan will have 10 to 15 types of pies including pecan, pumpkin, sweet potato, chocolate cream, lemon merengue, banana cream and key lime. Pies are 9 inches and cost between $12.95 and $14.95. On a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Pickup hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 22, closed on Thanksgiving Day

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You can find the Star's digital food writer Andi Berlin at a taqueria near you, taking tiny bites and furiously scribbling into an old notepad.