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14 Spectacular NYC Pie Shops

From dense custards to fruity jams and everything in between

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Whether it’s a fluffy cream, dense custard, jammy fruit, or an intense chocolate pie — there are many pie purveyors in New York City with truly standout versions. While many excellent bakeries around town run holiday specials with outstanding pies, this map is dedicated to those that offer them year-round. Here are 14 of the best.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2016.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

Momofuku Milk Bar

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Rapidly expanding Momofuku Milk Bar's namesake pie is its breakout hit. It has a gooey filling that essentially consists of butter, cream, and sugar in a toasted oat crust. One slice is likely all anyone can down, but whole pies are available at any of the many locations for celebratory occasions.

Milk Bar’s signature pie, dusted with sugar and viewed from overhead Momofuku Milk Bar [Official Photo]

Two Little Red Hens

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This Upper East Side dessert institution offers many pastries, but its pies are a standout. The menu changes seasonally, but apple and chocolate pecan are frequent repeats. Seasonal versions could include apple plum pear spice, strawberry rhubarb, or ginger plum cherry crumb.

Palais by Perfect Pie

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Star pastry chef Bill Yosses’ roving pie shop has settled down into a permanent location on the Upper East Side. The former White House chef for Barack Obama now sells his famed pies at an all-day French-American bistro that offers up different pies such as salted caramel apple, pecan, pumpkin, and huckleberry and blueberry. Get them by calling (212) 410-3262.

A slice of chocolate pie Tony Jalandoni [Official]

Little Pie Company

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The real specialty at this Hell’s Kitchen bakery is the sour cream apple walnut pie. It’s richer than the average apple pie: Thin slices of apple sit tightly packed in a sweet sour cream filling. And the thick, walnut-speckled blanket of crumb topping is a streusel lover’s dream.

A slice of sour cream apple walnut pie Little Pie Company [Official Photo]

Pie Corps

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This Greenpoint pie shop offers a huge range of pies, from tiny fruit pies on sticks to meaty pot pies. But one that's always there is its variation on the classic apple pie, which comes topped with a drizzle of rosemary caramel and a layer of buttery crumb topping. Find it by the slice or, on some days, in 4-inch mini pie form.

Bubby's

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This Tribeca brunch staple started as a pie shop, and its pies haven’t changed too much over the years. That’s not a bad thing. Those who like pies of the rich, over-the-top variety should opt for the towering slice of peanut butter pie, which is nothing but dense, creamy peanut butter filling and a chocolate cookie crust. Fruit lovers might prefer a slice of classic double-crust apple pie with cinnamon, cloves, lemon zest, and sea salt.

A person cutting out a slice of cherry pie Bubby’s [Official Photo]

Petee's Pie Company

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This sweet, sunny cafe on Delancey Street offers a wide and often changing variety of great pies by the slice, all with a crumbly, buttery, never-soggy crust. They're all excellent, but one of the shop’s most exceptional options is the toasted almond chess pie. A burnished top tiled with sliced almonds gives way to a gooey interior and — only with the black bottom version — a layer of dark chocolate ganache. Get it (or any pie) with a generous dollop of the shop’s maple whipped cream. There’s a cafe location in Clinton Hill, too.

The Blue Stove

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This charming Williamsburg cafe excels at juicy, brimming fruit pies. The exact options change by the season, but there's often a bubbly, crumb-topped sour cherry, or an apple pie streaked purple with blackberries and nestled in a savory cheddar crust.

Ice & Vice

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Ice cream pie is the deal at this quirky scoop shop. The detention pie puts malted vanilla ice cream in a marshmallow fruity pebble crust and tops it in more fruity pebbles, while the milk money is toasted milk ice cream with chocolate ganache in a toasted graham cracker crust. Other flavors pop up at the Times Square and Dumbo locations.

Pies 'n' Thighs

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At Williamsburg’s beloved destination for fried chicken and baked goods awaits one of the city’s best banana cream pies. It’s a classic version, layered with fresh slices of banana, smooth banana pudding, and a generous pile of whipped cream, but what really makes it great is the crust: crushed Nilla wafers blended with butter and sugar, pressed into the pan and baked until golden and caramelized.

Abu's Homestyle Bakery

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Abu’s in Bed-Stuy specializes in the navy bean pie, a lesser-seen pie that has roots in Islam. It consists of a layer of mashed navy beans, topped with a layer of spices that’s heavy on cinnamon and not overly sweet. Beyond the navy bean pie, there are also sweet potato, pecan, and coconut custard varieties.

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies

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The key lime pie is a very particular type of pie, not quite like any other. And those in search of the real deal will have to head to Red Hook, where Steve’s offers nothing but that from a small storefront. There are no slices offered here, just whole pies, but a 4-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.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

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This Gowanus shop — which also has a small counter at 634 Dean St. — offers a menu of seasonal, slightly off-the-beaten-path pies with a crisp and flaky all-butter crust. The fruit pies and custard pies are equally good, but one standout available any time of year is the salty honey pie, which has a silky baked custard filling, a deep honey flavor, and a generous scattering of flakey salt over its surface.

Butter & Scotch

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Rich custard pies are a specialty of this Crown Heights cocktail bar that doubles as a dessert shop, and one of the favorites is the s’mores pie. With a crumbly crust made of homemade graham crackers, and a torched marshmallow topping draped over the thick chocolate filling, it tastes like one big, melty s’more.

Momofuku Milk Bar

Milk Bar’s signature pie, dusted with sugar and viewed from overhead Momofuku Milk Bar [Official Photo]

Rapidly expanding Momofuku Milk Bar's namesake pie is its breakout hit. It has a gooey filling that essentially consists of butter, cream, and sugar in a toasted oat crust. One slice is likely all anyone can down, but whole pies are available at any of the many locations for celebratory occasions.

Milk Bar’s signature pie, dusted with sugar and viewed from overhead Momofuku Milk Bar [Official Photo]

Two Little Red Hens

This Upper East Side dessert institution offers many pastries, but its pies are a standout. The menu changes seasonally, but apple and chocolate pecan are frequent repeats. Seasonal versions could include apple plum pear spice, strawberry rhubarb, or ginger plum cherry crumb.

Palais by Perfect Pie

A slice of chocolate pie Tony Jalandoni [Official]

Star pastry chef Bill Yosses’ roving pie shop has settled down into a permanent location on the Upper East Side. The former White House chef for Barack Obama now sells his famed pies at an all-day French-American bistro that offers up different pies such as salted caramel apple, pecan, pumpkin, and huckleberry and blueberry. Get them by calling (212) 410-3262.

A slice of chocolate pie Tony Jalandoni [Official]

Little Pie Company

A slice of sour cream apple walnut pie Little Pie Company [Official Photo]

The real specialty at this Hell’s Kitchen bakery is the sour cream apple walnut pie. It’s richer than the average apple pie: Thin slices of apple sit tightly packed in a sweet sour cream filling. And the thick, walnut-speckled blanket of crumb topping is a streusel lover’s dream.

A slice of sour cream apple walnut pie Little Pie Company [Official Photo]

Pie Corps

This Greenpoint pie shop offers a huge range of pies, from tiny fruit pies on sticks to meaty pot pies. But one that's always there is its variation on the classic apple pie, which comes topped with a drizzle of rosemary caramel and a layer of buttery crumb topping. Find it by the slice or, on some days, in 4-inch mini pie form.

Bubby's

A person cutting out a slice of cherry pie Bubby’s [Official Photo]

This Tribeca brunch staple started as a pie shop, and its pies haven’t changed too much over the years. That’s not a bad thing. Those who like pies of the rich, over-the-top variety should opt for the towering slice of peanut butter pie, which is nothing but dense, creamy peanut butter filling and a chocolate cookie crust. Fruit lovers might prefer a slice of classic double-crust apple pie with cinnamon, cloves, lemon zest, and sea salt.

A person cutting out a slice of cherry pie Bubby’s [Official Photo]

Petee's Pie Company

This sweet, sunny cafe on Delancey Street offers a wide and often changing variety of great pies by the slice, all with a crumbly, buttery, never-soggy crust. They're all excellent, but one of the shop’s most exceptional options is the toasted almond chess pie. A burnished top tiled with sliced almonds gives way to a gooey interior and — only with the black bottom version — a layer of dark chocolate ganache. Get it (or any pie) with a generous dollop of the shop’s maple whipped cream. There’s a cafe location in Clinton Hill, too.

The Blue Stove

This charming Williamsburg cafe excels at juicy, brimming fruit pies. The exact options change by the season, but there's often a bubbly, crumb-topped sour cherry, or an apple pie streaked purple with blackberries and nestled in a savory cheddar crust.

Ice & Vice

Ice cream pie is the deal at this quirky scoop shop. The detention pie puts malted vanilla ice cream in a marshmallow fruity pebble crust and tops it in more fruity pebbles, while the milk money is toasted milk ice cream with chocolate ganache in a toasted graham cracker crust. Other flavors pop up at the Times Square and Dumbo locations.

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’s a classic version, layered with fresh slices of banana, smooth banana pudding, and a generous pile of whipped cream, but what really makes it great is the crust: crushed Nilla wafers blended with butter and sugar, pressed into the pan and baked until golden and caramelized.

Abu's Homestyle Bakery

Abu’s in Bed-Stuy specializes in the navy bean pie, a lesser-seen pie that has roots in Islam. It consists of a layer of mashed navy beans, topped with a layer of spices that’s heavy on cinnamon and not overly sweet. Beyond the navy bean pie, there are also sweet potato, pecan, and coconut custard varieties.

Steve's Authentic Key Lime Pies

The key lime pie is a very particular type of pie, not quite like any other. And those in search of the real deal will have to head to Red Hook, where Steve’s offers nothing but that from a small storefront. There are no slices offered here, just whole pies, but a 4-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.

Four & Twenty Blackbirds

This Gowanus shop — which also has a small counter at 634 Dean St. — offers a menu of seasonal, slightly off-the-beaten-path pies with a crisp and flaky all-butter crust. The fruit pies and custard pies are equally good, but one standout available any time of year is the salty honey pie, which has a silky baked custard filling, a deep honey flavor, and a generous scattering of flakey salt over its surface.

Butter & Scotch

Rich custard pies are a specialty of this Crown Heights cocktail bar that doubles as a dessert shop, and one of the favorites is the s’mores pie. With a crumbly crust made of homemade graham crackers, and a torched marshmallow topping draped over the thick chocolate filling, it tastes like one big, melty s’more.

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