Special Report

Best Pie Shops in America

Courtesy of The Pie Place via Facebook

One in five Americans has eaten an entire pie on their own, according to the American Pie Council. Pie is a perennial favorite, with annual grocery store sales of pies totaling $700 million – and that doesn’t count the pies eaten at restaurants or bought from bakeries. 

In the 19th century, fruit pies were commonly eaten for breakfast – a tradition that holds strong in some New England states. But these days, pies are most often considered dessert, and are ubiquitous across the nation from diners to corner stores. 

Perhaps the best place to get a quality slice of pie, however, is a shop dedicated to the art of these flaky, filled pastries – and fortunately such establishments can be found in every corner of the country. (Here’s a list of  the best pie shop in every state.)

To compile a list of the best pie shops in America, 24/7 Tempo consulted and compared reviews and rankings on a wide range of websites, including Yelp, Thrillist, Time Out, Food & Wine, Delish, and The Daily Meal, as well as numerous local and regional sites, then used editorial discretion to make our final selections. While precedence was given to shops specializing in pies (often with “pie” in their name), in some cases bakeries with a more general focus or establishments that also serve café-style food were included, if their pies are highly rated.

While many of these shops offer variations on classic pies like Dutch apple, lemon meringue, and coconut cream, there are infinite specialties and distinctive flavors to try. (Be sure to call ahead for seasonal pies like peach or wild blueberry, and note that many pie shops require advance ordering.) Brooklyn’s Four & Twenty Blackbirds is famous for its salty honey pie, while Baltimore’s Dangerously Delicious offers an extravagant “Elvis” peanut butter cream pie topped with bacon, chocolate, whipped cream, and bananas. Some shops, like Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe, concentrate on a single specialty – in this case, key lime pie, which features on our roster of the most iconic dessert in every state.

Click here to see the best pie shops in America

Source: Courtesy of Acme Pie Co. via Facebook

Acme Pie Co.
> Location: Arlington, Virginia
> Sample specialty: Scottish apple with whiskey raisins


Source: Photo by Sharon C. via Yelp

A la Mode Pies
> Location: Seattle, Washington
> Sample specialty: Lemon macaroon

Source: Photo by Alyssa D. via Yelp

A Slice of Pie
> Location: Rolla & St. Robert, Missouri
> Sample specialty: Tollhouse

Source: Courtesy of Burro Street Bakery

Burro Street Bakery
> Location: Cloudcraft, New Mexico
> Sample specialty: Caramel apple walnut


Source: Courtesy of Carolina Pie Company via Facebook

Carolina Pie Company
> Location: Mooresville, North Carolina
> Sample specialty: Frozen margarita

Source: Courtesy of Crave Pie Studio

Crave Pie Studio
> Location: Duluth & Alpharetta, Georgia
> Sample specialty: Chocolate bourbon pecan


Dangerously Delicious Pies
> Location: Baltimore, Maryland
> Sample specialty: Elvis (peanut butter, bacon, banana, & Swiss chocolate)

Source: Courtesy of Connie M. via Yelp

Ever So Humble Pie Company
> Location: East Walpole, Massachusetts
> Sample specialty: New England apple

Source: Courtesy of First Slice Pie Café

First Slice Pie Café
> Location: Andersonville, Manor, & Montrose, Illinois
> Sample specialty: Traditional apple


Source: Courtesy of Florence Pie Bar via Facebook

Florence Pie Bar
> Location: Florence, Massachusetts
> Sample specialty: Salted chocolate

Source: Courtesy of Four & Twenty Blackbirds via Facebook

Four & Twenty Blackbirds
> Location: Brooklyn, New York
> Sample specialty: Salty honey


Source: Courtesy of Georgia's Sweet Potato Pie Company via Facebook

Georgia’s Sweet Potato Pie Company
> Location: Louisville, Kentucky
> Sample specialty: Caramel crunch sweet potato

Source: Courtesy of Hawaiian Pie Company

Hawaiian Pie Company
> Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
> Sample specialty: Pineapple whip

Source: Courtesy of Heather's Pies via Facebook

Heather’s Pies
> Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
> Sample specialty: Hot chocolate cream marshmallow


Source: Andy N. via Yelp

Hoosier Mama Pie Company
> Location: Chicago & Evanston, illinois
> Sample specialty: Peanut butter s’mores

Source: Courtesy of JaWanda's Sweet Potato Pies via Facebook

JaWanda’s Sweet Potato Pies
> Location: Birmingham, Alabama
> Sample specialty: Pineapple crème


Julian Pie Company
> Location: Julian, California
> Sample specialty: Caramel Dutch apple

Source: Courtesy of Kim K. via Yelp

Just Pies
> Location: Westerville, Ohio
> Sample specialty: Peach Riot (with blueberries and cherries)

Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe
> Location: Key West, Florida
> Sample specialty: Key lime


Source: Courtesy of Little Pie Company via Facebook

Little Pie Company
> Location: New York City, New York
> Sample specialty: Three berry

Source: Courtesy of Maui Pie via Facebook

Maui Pie
> Location: Kihei (Maui), Hawaii
> Sample specialty: Lilikoi (passionfruit) cream


Source: Courtesy of Michele's Pies LLC

Michele’s Pies
> Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
> Sample specialty: Maple pumpkin with pecan streusel

Source: Courtesy of Miss American Pie via Facebook

Miss American Pie
> Location: Brooklyn, New York
> Sample specialty: Salted caramel banana cream

Mom’s Apple Pie Company
> Location: Leesburg & Round Hill, Virginia
> Sample specialty: Cran-apple crumb


Source: Courtesy of Noble Pies via Facebook

Noble Pies
> Location: Rye, New York
> Sample specialty: Will You Marry Me Cherry

Source: Courtesy of Paiku via Facebook

> Location: Portland, Oregon
> Sample specialty: Honey almond


Source: Courtesy of Papa C Pies Bakery via Facebook

Papa C Pies Bakery
> Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
> Sample specialty: Steeplechase (Kentucky bourbon pecan)

Source: Courtesy of Sari Marissa G. via Yelp

Penza’s Pies at the Red Barn Café
> Location: Hammonton, New Jersey
> Sample specialty: Peach and blueberry ricotta

Source: Pie Junkie

Pie Junkie
> Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
> Sample specialty: Drunken turtle


Source: Courtesy of Pie Shop DC via Facebook

Pie Shop
> Location: Washington, D.C.
> Sample specialty: Berger Cookie

Source: Courtesy of Deanna Y. via Yelp

Pie Society
> Location: Berkeley, California
> Sample specialty: Passionfruit bay leaf meringue


Source: Courtesy of Pie Time via Facebook

Pie Time
> Location: Liberty, Missouri
> Sample specialty: Lemon icebox

Source: Courtesy of Pies by Ronna via Facebook

Pies by Ronna
> Location: Royal City, Washington
> Sample specialty: Strawberry rhubarb

Source: Courtesy of Pies Unlimited via Yelp

Pies Unlimited
> Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada
> Sample specialty: Grasshopper


Source: Photo by Sarah C. via Yelp

Poorhouse Pies
> Location: Underhill, Vermont
> Sample specialty: Maple pecan

Source: Courtesy of Sari Marissa G. via Yelp

Puzzle Mountain Bakery
> Location: Newry, Maine
> Sample specialty: Maine blueberry


Source: Courtesy of Real Pie Company via Facebook

Real Pie Company
> Location: Sacramento, California
> Sample specialty: Roasted Bartlett pear and blackberry sour cream

Source: Courtesy of Republic of Pie via Facebook

Republic of Pie
> Location: North Hollywood, California
> Sample specialty: Espresso almond chocolate

Source: Courtesy of Royers Pie Haven

Royers Pie Haven
> Location: Round Top, Texas
> Sample specialty: Shannon’s blueberry lemon


Source: Courtesy of Sister Pie

Sister Pie
> Location: Detroit, Michigan
> Sample specialty: Malted lime

Source: Courtesy of Slice Pie Company via Facebook

Slice Pie Company
> Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
> Sample specialty: Lemon chess


Source: Courtesy of SmallPie by Honeypie via Facebook

SmallPie by Honeypie
> Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
> Sample specialty: Pistachio cream

Source: Courtesy of Deke M. via Yelp

The Pie Factory
> Location: Largo, Florida
> Sample specialty: Coconut Cream de la Cream

Source: Courtesy of The Pie Place via Facebook

The Pie Place
> Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
> Sample specialty: Freestone peach


Source: Photo by Patti F. via Yelp

The Pie Spot
> Location: Portland, Oregon
> Sample specialty: Marionberry

Source: Courtesy of The Ugly Pie via Facebook

The Ugly Pie
> Location: Salisbury, Maryland
> Sample specialty: Strawberry pretzel


Source: Courtesy of Try Pie via Facebook

Try Pie Bakery
> Location: Waterloo, Iowa
> Sample specialty: Rhubarb raspberry lavender

Source: Courtesy of Windowsill Pies via Facebook

Windowsill Pies
> Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
> Sample specialty: Bananas Foster double cream

Source: Courtesy of Emily I. via Yelp

Winston Pies
> Location: Los Angeles, West Hollywood, & Santa Monica, California
> Sample specialty: Carolina classic cherry


Source: Courtesy of Woodstock Pie & Coffee Co. via Facebook

Woodstock Pie & Coffee Co.
> Location: North Woodstock, New Hampshire
> Sample specialty: Fruits of the Forest

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