8 Great Places to Get a Pie in NYC
If at first you don’t succeed, pie, pie again
In a perfect world, we’d all be Waitress-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.
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. (at Greenwich St.); 212-727-1170 or leftbanknewyork.com. Order by 3 p.m. for next-day pickup.
Petee’s Pie Company
We love this LES bake shop’s pies year-round, and Thanksgiving means we get to eat twice as much. Choose from options like brown-butter pecan, salty-chocolate chess and sweet potato, and embrace the inevitable food coma.
61 Delancey St. (at Allen St.); 212-966-2526 or peteespie.com. Order by November 21 for Thanksgiving.
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 new bakery outpost has you covered, with pecan, pumpkin and apple full-size and mini pies that happen to be egg- and dairy-free.
185 Bleecker St. (at MacDougal St.); eatbychloe.com/sweets. Order by noon on November 22 for Thanksgiving Day pickup.
Ample Hills Creamery
NYC foodies collectively lost their minds last year when the creamery announced its collaboration with pie haven Four & Twenty Blackbirds. In case you need a refresher, the behemoth is a salty honey pie topped with brown-sugar ice cream, fudge and “crack” cookies. You might want to skip the turkey to save room.
Three locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn; amplehills.com. Pickup available November 18 to November 23.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Not much of an ice-cream fan? You can get that incredible salty honey pie sans the scoops, along with salted-caramel apple or brown-butter pumpkin, direct from the source. (On second thought, better get all three.)
439 Third Ave. (at Eighth St.), Brooklyn; 718-499-2917 or 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. (at Driggs Ave.), Brooklyn; 347-529-6090 or 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. (between Prospect and Sterling), Brooklyn; 347-425-9251 or dalypies.com. Order two days in advance for pickup.