The 10 Best Pies in NYC

The 10 Best Pies in NYC
Ashley Hoffman

New York City's bakeries are churning out some inventive pies worth saving room for this holiday season. Some are nostalgic classics, only better; others sport rosemary marshmallow fluff or come spiked with bourbon. While some of these will be up for grabs throughout the winter, we suggest you get to ordering if you'd like to see one of these gracing your table at an upcoming holiday celebration. Here are the 10 best pies in NYC.

The 10 Best Pies in NYC
Baked

10. Baked (359 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn; 718-222-0345) Sugar fiends who like their desserts crammed with goodies should note this spot, where you can get brooksters -- brownies stuffed with chocolate chunk cookie batter. But you should pick a classic pie, and that's the pumpkin. The crust, made of oats and flour, frames the silky pumpkin filling, which is flavored with seasonal spices. Relax. This is pumpkin spice for people with common sense.

How to Order: Pies are available on a first-come, first-served basis until the day before Thanksgiving. Call the Tribeca location at 212-775-0345. The deadline to order is November 24.

The 10 Best Pies in NYC
Four and Twenty Blackbirds

9. Four and Twenty Blackbirds (439 Third Avenue, Brooklyn; 718-499-2917) The country décor helps to fake a rural setting at this Gowanus favorite, and South Dakota-born sisters Emily and Melissa Elsen never steer you wrong. Choose from reliably delectable flavors like the bourbon pear crumble, pink peppercorn chocolate, and buttermilk chess. This fall, go for the sweet potato apple crumble pie. The edges of the crust look picture-book-perfect, the sneaky Angostora bitters temper the sweetness, and the topping is exemplary. Note that you're limited to four options for Thanksgiving: bittersweet chocolate pecan, salted caramel apple, brown butter pumpkin, and salty honey.

How to Order: Call 718-499-2917 during business hours and order one of the four pies off the Thanksgiving menu.

The 10 Best Pies in NYC
Butter & Scotch

8. Butter & Scotch (available at Dean & Deluca, 560 Broadway, 212-226-6800) The bourbon ginger pecan pie here is the one that launched Allison Kave's first business, First Prize Pies. It's also the best move for Thanksgiving; the sticky affair is swoonworthy. Made with European butter, this pie mixes fresh, ground, and dried ginger in the filling. Maple syrup replaces the more typical corn syrup, and, most importantly, the bourbon is Maker's Mark.

How to Order: Order online. The deadline is November 20. Orders will be shipped on November 24 or be available for pickup at the new Crown Heights location from November 25 through November 27.



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