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The Ultimate NYC Thanksgiving Pie-Buying Guide 2013

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2013_white_gtruffle_fix13.jpgWith Thanksgiving a little over a week a way, it's time to start thinking about dessert. There's no shortage of pie to be had in this city, but the bakers are taking pre-orders now and the best pies go fast. With that in mind, here's a map of 15 solid bakeries and restaurants that are offering whole pies for the holiday. The list includes pies that range from your classic apple and pumpkin to s'mores, poached pear, and even a few savory options, plus all the crucial info on how and when to order. Take a look:


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Four & Twenty Blackbirds

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439 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215
(718) 499-2917
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One of Brooklyn's most beloved pie shops is offering salted caramel apple, brown butter pumpkin, and salty honey pies for $38 each, or chocolate pecan pie for $40. A limited number are available to pre-order online for pickup on November 26, 27 and 28, plus a few more will be for sale in store on those days. [Photo]

2. Dominique Ansel Bakery

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189 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 219-2773
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The Cronut man himself is making both pumpkin and pecan pies for $38 each, plus apple tartes tatin for $40. Pre-order online for pickup between November 26 and 28. All orders must be placed at least two days in advance.

3. Pies 'n' Thighs

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166 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 529-6090
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The pies have as much of a reputation as the chicken biscuits at this Williamsburg favorite. For Thanksgiving it's $30 for a classic apple pie or a pumpkin pie with a spicy graham cracker crust, and $40 for bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Order by phone by November 25 for pickup on November 26 or 27. [Photo]

4. Baked

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359 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 222-0345
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This Red Hook favorite is offering classic apple pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin pie with an oat cookie crust for $26. They're accepting orders until November 25, or until they reach pie-baking capacity for pickup on the 27. [Photo]

5. Marlow & Sons

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81 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 384-1441
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This outpost of the Andrew Tarlow empire is offering classic pumpkin pie for $38, apple tarte tatin for $40, or rye (as in the liquor) pecan pie for $42. Preorder online or by phone for pickup on November 27 or 28. Orders are open until the pies run out. [Photo]

6. Bien Cuit

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120 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 852-0200
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Get either a classic vanilla whiskey pecan pie or a pumpkin pie with butterscotch glaze and toasted meringue for $35 each. Place orders by November 25 for pickup November 26 through 28. [Photo]

7. Roni-Sue's Chocolates

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148 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 677-1216
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Alison Kave's First Prize Pies will eventually take up residence in Butter & Scotch, a dessert/cocktail bar opening in Brooklyn. But since that's not yet open, pick up a bourbon ginger pecan, caramel apple, pumpkin or s'mores pie at Roni-Sue's Chocolates. Pies are $35, and can be ordered online before November 22 for pickup November 25-27. [Photo]

8. Pie Corps

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77 Driggs
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The prize for biggest selection goes to this Greenpoint spot, which has a total of nine different pies on offer, including a savory roast cauliflower gratin pie and a turkey sweet potato pot pie. The sweet pies range from classic pumpkin to apple crumb with rosemary caramel and fig chocolate truffle. The turkey pie is $45, while the rest go for $35. Order by November 24 for pickup November 26 through 28. [Photo]

9. Épicerie Boulud

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1900 Broadway
New York, NY
Daniel Boulud's upscale market has apple crumble pies and pumpkin maple pies for $32 each, and chocolate pecan pies for $36. Place orders by noon on November 26 for pick-up on November 27. [Photo]

10. Bouchon Bakery

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10 Columbus Cir, Fl 3
New York, NY 10019
Classic apple, pumpkin and pecan pies are $28 each from both New York outposts of Thomas Keller's cafe/bakery mini chain. Order by phone or email cateringnyc@bouchonbakery.com by November 22 at 5 p.m. for pickup November 27 or 28.

11. Balthazar Boulangerie

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80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-1785
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The options at Balthazar range from classic pumpkin, apple, or chocolate bourbon pecan pie for $40, to a poached pear galette or a maple-pecan and sweet potato pie mashup for $36 each. Take a look at the full menu, which also includes some non-pie options on the website. Order at least 24 hours in advance for pickup November 27 or 28.

12. The City Bakery

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3 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 366-1414
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Get a deep dish pumpkin pie for $40, or either a cranberry almond tart or dark chocolate custard tart for $35 each. Order by November 24 at 6 p.m. for pickup on November 27. [Photo]

13. Momofuku Milk Bar

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251 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003
(347) 577-9504
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Besides the ever-present crack pie and candy bar pie, there are a couple of seasonal sugarbombs on Christina Tosi's Milk Bar menu. Apple blondie pies with a gingersnap crust are $44, or for a pie that's not actually pie, there's a pumpkin pie cake that involves, pumpkin cake, graham cracker cheesecake and pumpkin ganache. A six inch cake is $38. Order by end of day November 24 for pick up on November 27 by 6 p.m. at any Milk Bar location. [Krieger]

14. BKLYN Larder

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228 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 783-1250
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This grocery from the team behind Franny's and Marcos has streusel-topped apple pies, bourbon pecan pies, and pumpkin pies with a caramel cookie crust and mascarpone whipped cream, each for $34. Order by noon on November 22 for pickup between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. [Photo]

15. Yura On Madison

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1292 Madison Ave
New York, NY
(212) 860-1707
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This Upper East Side cafe has earned a reputation for its baked goods, and is offering brown sugar pumpkin pies, caramel pecan pies, and apple pies for $30 each. Order by 4:00 pm on November 24 for pickup on November 27. [Photo]

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1. Four & Twenty Blackbirds

439 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
One of Brooklyn's most beloved pie shops is offering salted caramel apple, brown butter pumpkin, and salty honey pies for $38 each, or chocolate pecan pie for $40. A limited number are available to pre-order online for pickup on November 26, 27 and 28, plus a few more will be for sale in store on those days. [Photo]
439 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215

2. Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
The Cronut man himself is making both pumpkin and pecan pies for $38 each, plus apple tartes tatin for $40. Pre-order online for pickup between November 26 and 28. All orders must be placed at least two days in advance.
189 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

3. Pies 'n' Thighs

166 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
The pies have as much of a reputation as the chicken biscuits at this Williamsburg favorite. For Thanksgiving it's $30 for a classic apple pie or a pumpkin pie with a spicy graham cracker crust, and $40 for bourbon chocolate pecan pie. Order by phone by November 25 for pickup on November 26 or 27. [Photo]
166 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

4. Baked

359 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
This Red Hook favorite is offering classic apple pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin pie with an oat cookie crust for $26. They're accepting orders until November 25, or until they reach pie-baking capacity for pickup on the 27. [Photo]
359 Van Brunt St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

5. Marlow & Sons

81 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
This outpost of the Andrew Tarlow empire is offering classic pumpkin pie for $38, apple tarte tatin for $40, or rye (as in the liquor) pecan pie for $42. Preorder online or by phone for pickup on November 27 or 28. Orders are open until the pies run out. [Photo]
81 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

6. Bien Cuit

120 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Get either a classic vanilla whiskey pecan pie or a pumpkin pie with butterscotch glaze and toasted meringue for $35 each. Place orders by November 25 for pickup November 26 through 28. [Photo]
120 Smith St
Brooklyn, NY 11201

7. Roni-Sue's Chocolates

148 Forsyth St, New York, NY 10002
Alison Kave's First Prize Pies will eventually take up residence in Butter & Scotch, a dessert/cocktail bar opening in Brooklyn. But since that's not yet open, pick up a bourbon ginger pecan, caramel apple, pumpkin or s'mores pie at Roni-Sue's Chocolates. Pies are $35, and can be ordered online before November 22 for pickup November 25-27. [Photo]
148 Forsyth St
New York, NY 10002

8. Pie Corps

77 Driggs, Brooklyn, NY 11222
The prize for biggest selection goes to this Greenpoint spot, which has a total of nine different pies on offer, including a savory roast cauliflower gratin pie and a turkey sweet potato pot pie. The sweet pies range from classic pumpkin to apple crumb with rosemary caramel and fig chocolate truffle. The turkey pie is $45, while the rest go for $35. Order by November 24 for pickup November 26 through 28. [Photo]
77 Driggs
Brooklyn, NY 11222

9. Épicerie Boulud

1900 Broadway, New York, NY
Daniel Boulud's upscale market has apple crumble pies and pumpkin maple pies for $32 each, and chocolate pecan pies for $36. Place orders by noon on November 26 for pick-up on November 27. [Photo]
1900 Broadway
New York, NY

10. Bouchon Bakery

10 Columbus Cir, Fl 3, New York, NY 10019
Classic apple, pumpkin and pecan pies are $28 each from both New York outposts of Thomas Keller's cafe/bakery mini chain. Order by phone or email cateringnyc@bouchonbakery.com by November 22 at 5 p.m. for pickup November 27 or 28.
10 Columbus Cir, Fl 3
New York, NY 10019

11. Balthazar Boulangerie

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
The options at Balthazar range from classic pumpkin, apple, or chocolate bourbon pecan pie for $40, to a poached pear galette or a maple-pecan and sweet potato pie mashup for $36 each. Take a look at the full menu, which also includes some non-pie options on the website. Order at least 24 hours in advance for pickup November 27 or 28.
80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

12. The City Bakery

3 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011
Get a deep dish pumpkin pie for $40, or either a cranberry almond tart or dark chocolate custard tart for $35 each. Order by November 24 at 6 p.m. for pickup on November 27. [Photo]
3 W 18th St
New York, NY 10011

13. Momofuku Milk Bar

251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003
Besides the ever-present crack pie and candy bar pie, there are a couple of seasonal sugarbombs on Christina Tosi's Milk Bar menu. Apple blondie pies with a gingersnap crust are $44, or for a pie that's not actually pie, there's a pumpkin pie cake that involves, pumpkin cake, graham cracker cheesecake and pumpkin ganache. A six inch cake is $38. Order by end of day November 24 for pick up on November 27 by 6 p.m. at any Milk Bar location. [Krieger]
251 E 13th St
New York, NY 10003

14. BKLYN Larder

228 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217
This grocery from the team behind Franny's and Marcos has streusel-topped apple pies, bourbon pecan pies, and pumpkin pies with a caramel cookie crust and mascarpone whipped cream, each for $34. Order by noon on November 22 for pickup between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. [Photo]
228 Flatbush Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217

15. Yura On Madison

1292 Madison Ave, New York, NY
This Upper East Side cafe has earned a reputation for its baked goods, and is offering brown sugar pumpkin pies, caramel pecan pies, and apple pies for $30 each. Order by 4:00 pm on November 24 for pickup on November 27. [Photo]
1292 Madison Ave
New York, NY

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