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The 16 Best Pies in NYC for Thanksgiving (or Anytime, Really)

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.

Where to Order Thanksgiving Dinner and Catering in NYC


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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 pumpkin tamarind pie and a chocolate pecan pie. We’ll take one of each, please.

Multiple locations; biencuitnyc.com. Order by November 20 for pickup or November 17 for shipping in order to guarantee Thanksgiving availability. Place orders at biencuitprovisions.com.

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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; peteespie.com. Order by November 20 for Thanksgiving.

Donny Tsang

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; birdsblack.com.

Ian Shiver

4. Pies ’n’ Thighs

Your Thanksgiving table needs Guy Fieri’s favorite sour-cherry-and-pear crumble pie. Or maybe a banana cream, pumpkin pie, or bourbon pecan pie is better suited to your feast? Better yet—pick up all four! Don’t try to fight it. Thanksgiving pies are available for pick-up only, November 21 through 23.

166 S. Fourth St., Brooklyn; piesnthighs.com. Order by November 20 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.; bubbys.com. Order by November 18 at 4 p.m. for national shipping by Thanksgiving; order by EOD November 18 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, blueberry, and apple crumb. Looking for more baked goods for your Thanksgiving feast? You’ll want to add these to your cart: a savory squash tart, rustic rolls, and cranberry gouda rolls. 

Multiple locations; breadsbakery.com. Pre-ordering is open through November 23 for local pickup or delivery November 21 through November 23.

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 gluten-free 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; shop.butterandscotch.com. Order by November 20 for pickup at their sister location, Love, Nelly (53 Rockaway Ave., Brooklyn), along with other partner locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Limited pies available for walk-ins at Love, Nelly as well.

Best Pies Thanksgiving NYC - Six slices of pumpkin pie are stacked on top of each other in alternating opposite directions. Each piece is sprinkled with powdered sugar.
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8. Milk Bar

New Yorkers know all about Milk Bar. You’ve likely seen (or tasted) their famous milk bar pie, the one with a gooey butter, cream and sugar filling encased in a toasted oat crust. But did you know they have a pumpkin milk bar pie too?!? With the same fudgy consistency as the original and a sweet fall flavor twist, it’s truly the pie of our dreams. For more autumn flavor, try a limited-time apple cider donut cake or truffle.

Various locations; milkbarstore.com. Order for delivery or pick-up; delivery not available November 22 through 25.

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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 as well as two gluten-free pies: Florida key lime pie and blueberry apple crumb pie.

424 W 43rd St.; littlepiecompany.com. Order by November 16 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 puddings, cookies, and cakes to boot.

1184 Fulton St. Brooklyn; abusbakery.com

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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; keylime.com

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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 ice cream pies. Choose from sweet potato (with toasted marshmallow topping), bourbon pecan, peach cobbler, or grab all three! Rumor has it they’re one of the best ice cream shops in NYC.

Multiple locations; sugarhillcreamery.com. Place orders by November 17; pick-up between November 19 and 23.

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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.; morgensternsnyc.com. Order for pick-up 48 hours in advance.

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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; epicerieboulud.com. Pick-up on November 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1900 Broadway at 64th St.

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15. Thaimee Love

Want to try something new? Throw some flavor into your holiday season with Thaimee Love’s delicious Thai Thanksgiving pies. Choose from Thai red curry pumpkin pie with red curry cream and candied Thai basil (as featured on Rachael Ray), or apple galette with salted candied chili crust. Just prepare for some spice!

116 W Houston St.; hongthaimee.com. Pre-order for pick-up, delivery, and nationwide shipping for November 23 and 24.

16. Pie Corps

This Greenpoint pie shop is known for its handmade sweet and savory pies made using natural ingredients—and lots and lots of love, of course. Choose from brown butter pumpkin, apple crumble, mixed berry crumble, chocolate maple pecan, or key lime. Pie Corps also has two vegan options: brown sugar pumpkin and caramel apple. Order by November 18 for $5 off!

77 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn; piecorpsnyc.com