In a perfect world, we’d all be Great British Baking Show–level savants when it comes to baking the picture-perfect dessert. In reality, though, we’re busy New Yorkers who barely have time to toast a bagel. Lucky for us, the city is full of gorgeously golden, flaky, filled-to-the-brim pies to get you through the holidays. From traditional picks (like chocolate pecan and pumpkin spice) to creative additions (hello, s’mores and navy bean), here’s where to find the best pies in NYC for Thanksgiving and beyond.

Note: All pies are available to preorder for Thanksgiving now until Thanksgiving Day, unless otherwise noted.

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1. Bien Cuit

The beloved bakery (locations in Crown Heights, Cobble Hill and Grand Central Market) is offering two decadent and expertly baked Thanksgiving creations this year: a garam masala pumpkin pie and a maple bourbon pecan pie. We’ll take one of each, please.

Multiple locations; Order by November 23 for pickup or November 21 for shipping in order to guarantee Thanksgiving availability.

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2. Petee’s Pie Company

This bakeshop, which has locations in the LES and Clinton Hill, serves some of our fave pies year-round, and Thanksgiving means we get to eat twice as much. Choose from options like maple whiskey walnut, salty chocolate chess and pear streusel, and embrace the inevitable food coma. (Psst: Vegan and gluten-free options available.)

Multiple locations; Order by November 19 for Thanksgiving.

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3. Four & Twenty Blackbirds

If you haven’t tried the Salty Honey™ pie from this sister-owned Brooklyn bakeshop, you’re doing yourself a disservice. Pick one up from any of its two locations, along with salted caramel apple, bittersweet chocolate pecan or brown butter pumpkin. They recommend ordering early but will also have a limited number of pies available the week of Thanksgiving on a first-come, first-served basis at the 439 3rd Ave., Brooklyn store only.

Multiple locations;

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4. Pies ’n’ Thighs

Your Thanksgiving table needs Guy Fieri’s favorite sour-cherry-and-pear crumble pie. Or maybe a banana cream or bourbon pecan pie is better suited to your feast? Better yet—pick up all three! Don’t try to fight it.

166 S. Fourth St., Brooklyn; Order by November 21 for Thanksgiving.

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5. Bubby’s

Looking for a pumpkin pie with a little extra? The pumpkin praline at this comfort-food mainstay oughta do the trick; other Thanksgiving favorites include plain pumpkin, pecan maple, sour cherry, double crust apple and apple whiskey crumble. And while it’s not exactly a traditional dish, the chocolate peanut butter pie is legendary.

120 Hudson St.; Order by November 19 at 4 p.m. for national shipping by Thanksgiving; order by November 19 for local NYC pickup.

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6. Breads Bakery

Two words: babka pie. Yep, our BFFs at Breads have taken Thanksgiving to 11 with the pie-ified version of their signature offering, along with pumpkin, pecan, lemon ricotta and apple crumb.

Multiple locations; Pre-ordering starts November 19 and lasts through November 24.

7. Butter & Scotch

Though the Crown Heights storefront closed its retail location due to the pandemic, we love this feminist shop’s awesome mission (some of its proceeds go to nonprofits) and indulgent desserts. Take this s’mores pie, for example, that’s made with a graham cracker crust, rich milk chocolate custard, and torched marshmallow topping (no wonder our imaginary bestie Jonathan Van Ness is a fan). Also on offer: bourbon ginger pecan, pumpkin spice, and apple pear cranberry crumble.

Online only; Order by November 23 for pickup and November 22 for shipping, or walk-in to their sister location, Love, Nelly (53 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn), for limited pies through November 24.

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8. Milk Bar

Thanksgiving is a marathon, not a race. Meaning that when it comes to desserts, you’d be wise to warm up first with a couple of Milk Bar’s peppermint bark cake truffles before digging into the main event (i.e., the three-tiered peppermint bark cake or the apple cider doughnut cake). And while we’re here, we might as well order the famous milk bar pie (you know, the one with a gooey butter, cream and sugar filling encased in a toasted oat crust), and their pumpkin milk bar pie too.

Various locations; Order by November 22 at 12 p.m. for Thanksgiving.

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9. Little Pie Company

This Hell’s Kitchen pie shop is mouth-wateringly good. But don’t take our word for it—Oprah Winfrey and Sarah Jessica Parker are fans, too. The sour cream apple walnut pie is a favorite, made with hand-sliced Granny Smith apples, fresh sour cream and topped with brown sugar, cinnamon and walnut streusel. You also can’t go wrong with the three berry pie (strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries) or Mississippi mud pie. They’ve even got a sugarless old-fashioned apple pie. Can’t decide which one? Try a mini fall pie sampler.

424 W 43rd St.; Order by November 15 for Thanksgiving.

10. Abu’s Homestyle Bakery

This family-owned Bed-Stuy shop specializes in the Nation of Islam–inspired bean pie, made with mashed navy beans and custard and topped with cinnamon for a creation that’s decadent but not too sweet. Beyond the navy bean pie, there are also sweet potato, pecan, and coconut custard desserts on offer, as well as gluten-free versions of their beloved pies.

1184 Fulton St. Brooklyn;

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11. Steve’s Authentic Key Lime Pie

Want something to cut through the richness of all those mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey? Try a zesty key lime pie from this Red Hook shop that offers nothing but that. Think golden graham-cracker crusts filled with a silky condensed-milk custard made with real key lime juice. Or for something a little extra, try the shop’s famous Swingles: a mini key lime pie stuck on a stick, dipped in chocolate, and frozen.

185 Van Dyke St. Brooklyn;

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12. Sugar Hill Creamery

For desserts that will look as good on your plate as they will on your Instagram, try this Harlem ice cream shop’s peach cobbler or bourbon pecan ice cream pies, or the vegan sweet potato (oat milk) ice cream pie with a toasted marshmallow topping. Better yet, get a holiday three-pack to try all of the above. Yum.

Multiple locations;

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13. Morgenstern’s

And now for something completely different! If you’re feeling adventurous this holiday season, Morgenstern’s Finest might be just the ticket. Opt for one of their uniquely decadent autumn pies: pork lard apple, pumpkin, pecan, or bourbon pecan. For those looking for an ice cream fix, they’re also offering their burnt sage ice cream pie, peanut butter chocolate ice cream pie and a frozen all-American classic, lemon meringue.

88 W Houston St.; Order by November 23 for Thanksgiving.

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14. Épicerie Boulud

From the bakery of renowned French chef and restaurateur Daniel Boulud comes the Thanksgiving pies of your dreams. Choose from apple crumble, chocolate pecan or pumpkin for refined versions of the luxurious classics.

Multiple locations; Pick-up on November 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Broadway at 64th St.

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