The La Palma Chicken Pie Shop
A view of the shopping center from inside the restaurant
Signs from the neighboring businesses
When you walk in you are greeted by a fully-stocked bakery - almond bear claws, cream puffs, sugar cookies, rum balls, chocolate chip "dog bones" - and nothing is over $1.00!
The Bakery Counter
Not only do the menu offerings/prices give you the feeling of entering a time warp, the dining room, the seating and the staff perpetuate the illusion. The waitresses, having honed their skills in the art of gracious food service, have made a career out of serving piping hot food in generous portions. The Chicken Pie Shop is like one of the less-ironic episodes of The Twilight Zone where death doesn't take the form of Robert Redford and where "To Serve Man" really is a cookbook for delicious food that does not require human flesh as an ingredient.
Almost everything in the joint is original -
right down to the death trap highchairs.
It is easy to look past the rough edges when one has
the cutest and most charming dining companion.
One of the original, bent-wood dining chairs
Why am I always tempted to steal something wherever we go???
A typical booth with but a few of the chicken figurines
The obsession with interesting light fixtures never wanes
A typical Chicken Pie Dinner with gravy
Our meals included:
Chicken Pie Dinner with french fries
Cheeseburger & Fries
The Lo-Cal Lunch
There were four people in our party and the bill was less than $20. Granted, one of our group was a 9 1/2-month-old baby, but he did his fair share of sampling. With the change we splurged and got a handful of Andes!!!
La Palma Chicken Pie Shop
928 N Euclid St
Dine-In & Take-Out
The one thing that detracts, only slightly, from the beauty and interest of the original restaurant is the collection of chicken figurines scotch taped - literally - to every flat surface. By the same token, this lent additional "grandma's house" ambience.
Who you callin' a chicken, turkey!!!