Half the pleasure of Thanksgiving is anticipating the array of pies for dessert. Consider twists on traditional pies like apple with salted caramel, or a pumpkin pie paired with chantilly cream. Or pass the usual suspects and grab yourself a slice among options like sour cherry, wild Maine blueberry, or even Key lime. Below you’ll find a selection of bakeries and restaurants offering pies for walk-ins, pickups, and deliveries: Pay special attention to order-by dates and pickup times.Read More
Where to Get Thanksgiving Pies in NYC
From classic pumpkin to salted caramel apple and everything in between
Milk Bar’s Thanksgiving desserts include a pumpkin Milk Bar pie ($53) that’s like a pecan meets pumpkin dessert; a pumpkin coffee cake; a caramel apple cake, and bundles.
Pumpkin, apple crumble, and pecan pies, each $45, are available with pickups on Wednesday. Complete Thanksgiving dinners are available, too.
Little Pie Company
The real specialty at this Hell’s Kitchen bakery is the sour cream apple walnut pie. It’s richer than the average apple pie, with thin slices of apple tightly packed in a sweet sour cream filling, while the thick, walnut-speckled blanket of crumb topping is a streusel lover’s dream. First-come, first serve pies might also include pecan, apple, Mississippi mud, and pumpkin, and sweet potato.
Tarallucci e Vino Union Square
With four locations, Tarallucci e Vino offers pies including apple crumb, pumpkin, ricotta chocolate, pear chocolate, and torta della nonna, with custard and pine nuts. Pies are around $34, with pickups from all locations, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday on the Upper West Side.
You can order a Thanksgiving pie at the recently reviewed Noortwyck, with pastries from Ileene Cho. Pies range from dutch apple to bourbon pecan or pumpkin pie with chantilly. Each pie is $65; orders must be placed by November 19 with pickup times on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Pumpkin spice crullers and an apple crumble pie ($55) are available for pickup at multiple Daily Provisions locations. Thanksgiving dinners with everything but the turkey are also on the takeout menu. Order by Sunday, November 19 for pickup on Wednesday.
This Tribeca brunch staple started out as a pie shop, and for Thanksgiving, that means pies for pickup. Fans of over-the-top pastries can order a double-crust apple pie; sour cherry, apple whiskey crumble, pumpkin, sour cherry, and pecan maple are some of the other options for $50 each.
Petee's Pie Company
This sunny cafe on Delancey Street offers a wide and ever-changing variety of pies by the slice. Preorders are available for Thanksgiving, with pies ranging from traditional pumpkin and apple to wild Maine blueberry, sour cherry, and chocolate chess in big ($40) and small sizes ($18).
This bakery from the team behind the hit nearby restaurant Frenchette serves a classic selection of pies around Thanksgiving, including apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies ($60) all available for pre-order for pickup on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.
Martha's Country Bakery
Where Martha’s Country Bakery excels is accessibility: It has several locations and a breadth of classic options that come in handy when you’re in a pie-related pinch, including blueberry, cherry, and Mississippi mud pie.
Blue Smoke will be offering pumpkin, apple crumb, and bourbon pecan pie for the holiday. Order by Tuesday, November 21 for pick up or delivery anywhere in Manhattan. Thanksgiving spreads are available, too.
Pies 'n' Thighs
At Williamsburg’s beloved destination for fried chicken and baked goods awaits one of the city’s best banana cream pies. It sticks to the classic formula, with fresh slices of banana, smooth banana pudding, and a generous pile of whipped cream, but what makes it great is the crust: crushed Nilla wafers blended with butter and sugar, pressed into the pan and baked until golden and caramelized. Other pies that are available for pickup include apple, pumpkin, bourbon pecan, and sour cherry pear crumble; they cost $35 to $42 each.
Abu's Homestyle Bakery
Abu’s specializes in the navy bean pie, a lesser-seen pie that is popular with the local Bed-Stuy Muslim community, particularly after attending the mosque next door. It consists of a layer of mashed navy beans, topped with a layer of spices, heavy on cinnamon, and not overly sweet. Beyond the navy bean pie, there are also sweet potato, pecan, and coconut custard varieties. Pies run around $25.
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Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies
The key lime pie is a very particular type of pie, not quite like any other, and no matter the season, it’s one of our all-time favorites. Those in search of the real deal will have to head to Red Hook, where Steve’s is the city’s premiere place for true key lime pie. There are no slices offered here, just whole pies, but a four-inch mini version will happily feed one. Or, even better, try the shop’s famous Swingles: a mini key lime pie stuck on a stick, dipped in chocolate, and frozen. Prices run from $30 to $50 for delivery; pickup is the way to go.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Preorders are sold out at this Gowanus shop, though limited options will be available for walk-ins. The fruit pies and custard pies are equally good. Or check out the matcha custard pie for an option that’s not too sweet.