What’s Thanksgiving Without the Pie!?
There’s no need to bake this Thanksgiving holiday. All that precise measuring?! Leave it to the pastry chefs! The amazing bakeries here in NYC have got you covered from traditional pumpkin, apple and pecan to unique ideas like gelato pumpkin pie. There are also delicacies for your breakfast while you watch the parade or for day after slothing. Read the roundup below to find your perfect sweet treat. And if you’re not hosting, pies also make a great gift for your hosts.
Bubby means grandmother in Yiddish so you know this place will have you covered in the ‘comfort pie’ department. They have traditional pumpkin and pecan, as well as interesting choices like sour cherry and key lime. Our pick would be the Apple Whiskey Crumble – an after dinner dessert to die for. There are two convenient locations – Tribeca and near the Highline!
Local Apple Whiskey Crumble, Michigan Sour Cherry, Organic Pecan Maple, Local Pumpkin, Local Pumpkin & Pecan Pralines, Key Lime — $40 each (order by 11/19)
This iconic NYC bakery has locations all over the city, including the West Village and inside Chelsea Market. Amy’s has got you covered in the bread department, of course (pumpkin walnut cranberry bread – swoon). They also have a ‘special’ pumpkin pie – made with love and tons of flavor, as well as an apple crumb pie. Don’t forget to pick up an apple pecan coffee cake or a pumpkin pecan knot – perfect for breakfast or as a beautiful addition to the Thanksgiving table.
Amy’s — Special Pumpkin Pie, Apple Crumb Pie & other goodies — Pumpkin Walnut Cranberry Quick Bread, Apple Pecan Coffee Cake, Pumpkin Pecan Knot, Old Fashioned Corn Bread — Prices Vary (order by 11/18)
Dominique Ansel Bakery
Located in Soho and the West Village. A French bakery offering up unique twists on traditional desserts. Their pumpkin pie is billed as ‘extra silky’ – I’m daydreaming about the taste now. Or try their spin on traditional apple pie – the salted caramel apple pie. The bourbon pecan pie is sure to be a hit as well. This baker does not do anything halfway – people will be singing your praises if you come with an Ansel pie!
Bourbon Pecan Pie, Extra Silky Pumpkin Pie — $45
Salted Caramel Apple Pie – $50
This is a unique twist on Thanksgiving pie and the one I’m planning to bring to my family feast. Gelato pie! How does a goat’s milk gelato pumpkin pie in a homemade gingersnap crust sound? Different and amazing? Yes, I agree. They’re located on Carmine Street in the West Village and judging from the inventiveness of their goat milk ice cream sundaes, I’m pretty excited to try this. This dessert is dairy and gluten-free – sure to satisfy every palate.
Country Pumpkin Pie— $42.99
This bakery does beautiful French desserts with amazing attention to detail, both in taste and presentation. People will be wowed by the artistry and deliciousness of either the Pumpkin Tart or Apple Cake. There are also individual sizes of the pumpkin cheesecake, apple cake, and apple tart tartin, if you happen to be spending the holiday solo or just want to bring an array of desserts for all to try.
Pumpkin Tart, Apple Cake — $26 for a cake that serves 4, $38 for a cake that serves 6
And we’d be remiss not to give a special shout-out to the perfect gift for your host or hostess. A true show-stopper and possibly even the centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table. A giant chocolate turkey from Li-lac Chocolates – locations in the West Village and Chelsea Market.
Jumbo Turkeys, Cornucopias, Chocolates for the host