Where to Get a Pie for Thanksgiving (or, You Know, Tuesday)
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 Thanksgiving and beyond. Here’s where to find them.
Looking for a pumpkin pie with a little extra? The pumpkin caramel praline at this comfort-food mainstay outta do the trick. And while it's not exactly a traditional Thanksgiving dish, the chocolate peanut butter pie is legendary.
Two locations in Manhattan; bubbys.com. Order by November 18 for Thanksgiving.
The ooey-gooey maple-syrup pie at this West Village bistro is based on an old Quebecois family recipe (and trust us, it’s a good one). We’ve been waiting our whole life for an excuse to eat pie for breakfast.
117 Perry St;. leftbanknewyork.com. Order by 3 p.m. for next-day pickup.
Petee’s Pie Company
This bake shop (which recently opened an outpost in 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 autumn pear, and embrace the inevitable food coma. P.S. Put in your Thanksgiving orders by October 31 for 10 percent off.
Multiple locations; peteespie.com
Sweets by CHLOE
Need to find a dessert that will appease both your vegan sister and your food-snob cousin? The perennially cool spot’s bakery outpost has you covered, with pecan, pumpkin and apple mini and full-size pies (pre-order starts November 5) that happen to be egg- and dairy-free.
Select locations; eatbychloe.com/sweets. Order 48 hours in advance for Thanksgiving.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
If you haven't tried the Salty Honey pie from this Brooklyn bakeshop, you're doing yourself a disservice. Pick one up from any of its three locations, along with salted-caramel apple, bittersweet chocolate pecan or brown-butter pumpkin.
Multiple locations; birdsblack.com
Pies ’n’ Thighs
Your Thanksgiving table needs a sour-cherry-and-pear crumble and a banana cream pie. Don’t try to fight it.
166 S. Fourth St., Brooklyn; piesnthighs.com
This Brooklyn bakery may be known for its inventive combos (s’mores pie, anyone?), but its Turkey Day offerings—including classic pumpkin and chocolate-bourbon-pecan—are just as impressive.
665 Vanderbilt Ave., Brooklyn; dalypies.com