Best Pies to Order for Thanksgiving
Crack Pie; Momofuku Milk Bar
This modern classic is one of our favorite desserts from Christina Tosi, the Beard Award–winning chef who brought us Birthday Cake Truffles and the Cereal Milk Shake. It’s basically just sugar, butter, eggs and cream, surrounded by a crispy oat cookie crust. $48.50; milkbar.com.
Key Lime Pie; Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe
Wishing you were some place a little warmer right about now? Let this pie whisk you away to Key West, Florida, where Kermit’s rich and tangy version is considered one of the best in town. $38.95; keylimeshop.com.
S’mores Pie; Butter and Scotch
Pecan and pumpkin no longer rule the Thanksgiving pie scene. This dreamy s’mores pie has a graham cracker crust with Callebaut milk chocolate ganache and a brûléed marshmallow fluff topping. $40; butterandscotch.com.
Achatz Handmade Pie Co.
Baker Alice Cronin crafts intricate lattice decorations on her designer pies. Try the berry pie for the holidays: a blend of raspberries, strawberries and red currants. From $35; cutiepiesnyc.com.
Chocolate Chip Pie; Tate’s Bake Shop
A cross between a chocolate chip cookie, a brownie and fudge, all encased in a buttery pie crust. Yes, please. $24; tatesbakeshop.com.
Cherry Crumb Pie; Grand Traverse Pie Company
This Michigan pie company marries local Montmorency cherries with a buttery crumb topping. From $29.99; gtpie.com.
Pecan Pie; Sweetie Pies
One of our favorite pie spots, this adorable Napa bakery makes a pretty mean pecan pie. Be sure to add a few of the flaky cinnamon–sugar morning buns to your order, too. $39.95; sweetiepies.com.
Sour Cream Apple Walnut Pie; Little Pie Company
After a bite of this pie, the standard apple variety just won’t cut it anymore. Thinly sliced Granny Smith apples are layered with rich, tangy sour cream and topped with a spiced walnut streusel. $44.95; foodydirect.com.
Pumpecapple Piecake; Three Brothers Bakery
The ultimate Thanksgiving dessert for the indecisive! This three-layer, 11-inch-tall, 23.5 pound mash-up cake encompasses a pumpkin, apple and pecan pie. $250; 3brothersbakery.com.
Two Fat Cats Bakery
This small Portland, Maine, bakery uses a combination of butter and shortening for the ideal flaky crust. Order the seasonal Bourbon Pecan or the famous Maine Blueberry, available every day. From $32; twofatcatsbakery.com.
Salty Honey Walnut Pie; Three Babes Bakeshop
Break from pecans and try this toasty walnut pie that is finished with rich honey and a sprinkle of fleur de sel. Original and truly addictive! $40; three-babes-bakeshop.com.
5 Layer Chocolate Pie; Betty’s Pies
No drive along the north shore of Minnesota is complete without a quick stop for pie at Betty’s. Old-school pies of every imaginable flavor are available, but I highly recommend this over-the-top five-layer chocolate one. Bonus for Midwesterners: free shipping to anyone in Minnesota or Wisconsin! $34.95; bettyspies.com.
Levee High Caramel Pecan Apple Pie; Blue Owl Bakery
This centerpiece pie was chosen as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things (and if Oprah likes it, you know it’s good). Golden Delicious apples are piled high and then topped with another pie crust and a coating of pecan caramel. $99.95; foodydirect.com.
Marionberry Pie; Willamette Valley Pie Company
Oregonians take their marionberries pretty seriously. While the season is short, Willamette Valley Pie Company stocks up on these plump, sweet berries to offer this magnificent pie year-round. If you’re a bit of a Thanksgiving traditionalist, grab one marionberry and one of the silky pumpkin chiffon pies. $39 for two 9-inch pies; wvpie.com.
Chocolate Chess Pie; Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen
A chess pie is not much besides butter, eggs and sugar, but the gooey, custardy pie is a Southern holiday staple. This rich chocolate version from Louisville’s Homemade Pie Kitchen is a must. $18.50; piekitchen.com.
Sour Cherry and Pecan Pie: Bubby's
The downtown New York dining destination will take online mail orders for seven of its iconic pies—including classics such as Pumpkin and Double Crust Apple as well as the more elaborate Banoffee and Peanut Butter Chocolate—until November 18 and accepts local pick-up orders for more fragile flavors. Pro tip: Get two—we vouch for the sour cherry and pecan pies—you won't be sorry. $40, bubbys.com