Karla Subero Pittol

ChefLos Angeles

Technically Karla is best known for her pies and frozen treats, but we’d be remiss not to include the chef behind Echo Park’s foremost garage-based popup on a roundup of our favorite celebration sweets. During the pandemic, the opening pastry chef at Here’s Looking at You and founder of bar-with-food concept Chainsaw started to offer offbeat ice creams and nostalgia driven pies for pickup, delivered via a basket lowered gracefully from the second story window. The marquesa icebox pie is a grown up twist on a dessert she enjoyed visiting family in Venezuela as a kid, while the passionfruit lime icebox pie, topped with Salvadoran crema whip, has garnered a cult-like following for its ideal blend of sweet, sour, creamy, and crunchy.