With Thanksgiving around the corner, most people tend to think about all the turkey, stuffing, and mashed potatoes they'll be consuming during the holiday. Not me! I’m thinking about sweet potato pies covered in ooey–gooey melted marshmallows, pumpkin pies with graham cracker shells, and crunchy pecan pies filled with decadently sweet maple syrup and brown sugar. If you're anything like me, you need to check out the following places to get your pie—fix for the upcoming holiday season.
This South Street gem is perfect if you’re craving sweet or savory pies. They offer five different dessert pies (including some unique flavors like caramel apple, chocolate coffee cinnamon pecan, or pear ginger crumb) and five savory pot pies (including mac and cheese pot pie, ratatouille pot pie, and a chicken pot pie filled with stuffing and cranberry sauce). When you buy a pie, you also have the option of adding on to your order a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a delicious hot chocolate with marshmallows, or a pie milkshake—basically your choice of sweet pie, blended with vanilla ice cream.
High Street Provisions
The next time you grab coffee or avocado toast from this Franklin’s Table vendor, check out their incredible desserts for your next holiday potluck. The café is offering entire pies for this holiday season to add to your Thanksgiving tables. The style of these pies is a little more classic, but based on their other baked goods and coffee, I’m sure they won’t disappoint. One worth looking out for is their Pumpkin Espresso pie, which includes squash and coffee from Rival Bros. They're currently available for pre–order—if you want it for Thanksgiving, get your order in by the 17th.
Little Pop Shop
Most people love heading a couple blocks west to Little Pop Shop in the summer to enjoy their various flavors of pops. But you may not know that in the fall they also sell pies. They offer around seven pies that are all unique, deliciously sweet, and sold as both individual slices and whole pies. Their flavors include peanut butter chocolate caramel pretzel pie, rosewater cherry pie, green teach matcha mochi, and a few more classic flavors like pumpkin and key lime. While their pies are beyond delicious, look out for the Cherry Chocolate Piecaken (yes, that’s a cherry pie baked inside a chocolate cake), which is one of the heaviest, most decadent, and most delicious desserts you can fathom.
Bakeshop on 20th
Bakeshop on 20th, in my mind, can do no wrong. I tend to go for their muffins, blondies, or babka but have never tried their pies because they are only available upon ordering. However, I’m confident that their pies will be nothing but incredible. The head pastry chef, Jessica Stern, loves to post pictures of unique and beautiful pies on her and Bakeshop on 20th’s Instagram. I truly can never look at these picture without immediately craving one of these delicious creations. Their flavors include Maple Walnut Pecan, Apple Caramel Crumb, and Maple Pumpkin.
Love and Honey
In my humble opinion, this is some of the best pie I’ve ever tried. While it’s quite an adventure to get there, it’s well worth the trip to Fishtown. While most people know Love and Honey for their fried chicken, biscuits, and Fishtown hipster atmosphere, I know them for their pies. They offer a pie of the month along with other flavors. Last time I was there I tried the Apple Pie, which was the perfect amount of crunchy, salty, and sweet, and topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. This month, in addition to the apple pie and their pumpkin pie, they are offering a pecan pie topped with whipped cream and chocolate bark—but keep an eye out, last month they offered the most incredible chocolate peanut butter pie.