A Slice From The States: Top Pies Across The USA

By Sachin P December 7, 2023

For generations, a quality pie has been an essential component of American cuisine. But what exactly made this pastry such a national obsession? The key turning point was the emergence of the mainland U.S. refined sugar businesses in the 1810s, whose fields spanned Louisiana and Georgia. The once-rare material unexpectedly became affordable and widely available.

Homemakers in America started making fruit pies with jellies, jams, preserves, and wines, and the rest is sweet history. Pies are usually served savory in certain nations and sugary in others, depending on the regional preference.

Throughout much of the nation’s contemporary past, America’s influence on old customs has been closely associated with our shared love of this sweet treat. So, join us on a journey where we traverse all 50 states, detailing iconic pies in each!

Cowboy Cafe: Dubois, Wyoming

Who’d have thought Dubois was the go-to spot for mouthwatering, handcrafted pies? Visit this place and discover why many people believe that theirs are among the finest homemade pies in Wyoming. The cafe’s interior may be small, but don’t let that deter you.

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Their typical fare includes pies such as apple, pecan, and peach. Additionally, there are specialty pies such as chocolate mousse, toffee pecan, strawberry rhubarb, and apple caramel crunch. Every pie served here is delicious, but the ginger-rhubarb pie (provided you can land some) tastes unreal!

O&H Danish Bakery: Racine, Wisconsin

Kringle is a delicious Danish treat that was brought to Racine by Danish immigrants. People travel hours to enjoy this treat, and O&H Danish Bakery offers some of the finest kringle pies imaginable. You should try Racine Kringle if you are within the vicinity and haven’t already.

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The dough for this unique Danish pastry is hand-rolled and set aside to rest throughout the night before being filled, baked, and frosted in an oval shape. O&H’s take on the classic apple pie, complete with a whole Kringle baked within, is a dessert masterpiece.

Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti: Huntington, West Virginia

One of the best historic restaurants in downtown Huntington is Jim’s Steak and Spaghetti. Their strawberry pies are simple, entirely handmade desserts whose main intention is to allow the strawberries to shine. Doing so paves the way for a pie experience unlike any other.

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Adopting the philosophy of “less is more,” these pies are prepared using easy methods and garnished with cream. Before the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 brought a halt to the custom, the restaurant recorded around 11,000 slices sold at its last count (within a week)!

A La Mode Pies: Seattle, Washington

If you know the right places to look, you can always find delicious poke, colorful chiffon cakes, loco moco, and spam musubi in Seattle. If that’s where your tastes lie, then the Blue Hawaiian pie at Chris Porter’s A La Mode Pies is a must-try.

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This ordinary blueberry crumble pie gets a unique tropical twist when pineapple plus a hint of piña colada blend is included alongside the berries. Also, the toasted coconut used in the crumble topping makes the whole thing pop taste-wise.

Red Truck Bakery: Marshall, Virginia

Dessert-wise, the peanut pie tastes as distinctively Virginian as it can get. Many consider Marshall’s Red Truck Bakery (the brainchild of Brian Noyes) to be among the best pastry joints in the state. Red Truck’s variation of this classic delicacy utilizes only the finest Virginia peanuts.

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Then, bits of coconut and chocolate cake are added. As you can imagine, the inclusion of these ingredients greatly enhances the overall flavor profile. Also, adding a touch of hot honey balances well with the hickory syrup made locally. We guarantee that you’ve never had a pie like this.

Poorhouse Pies: Underhill, Vermont

In the small town of Underhill, there is a small home-based enterprise called Poorhouse Pies. They are locally famous for their exquisite maple cream pies. To prepare these, syrup is added to a Graham cracker crust along with eggs, condensed milk, and other ingredients.

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This makes for an incredibly delicious pie. When garnished with cream, this pastry becomes the epitome of Vermont desserts. If you’re a pie enthusiast, you will love their array of flavors which includes key lime, chocolate cream, blueberry peach, cherry, and, of course, classic apple pie.

Sunglow Restaurant and Motel: Bicknell, Utah

Thanks to their pickle pie, SunGlow restaurant draws diners from every corner of Utah to Bicknell. Cula Ekker, dubbed “Wayne County’s Pie Queen” and the proprietor of SunGlow, crafted the pie’s recipe. According to her, her personal experiences during the Great Depression were a big inspiration for the pie.

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To make this unique take on pie, finely diced sweet pickles are combined with cream, margarine, lemon extract, and spices to create the filling. It tastes sour and spicy at the same time, so if you prefer savory over sweet, you will love it. We wager you’ve not experienced anything like it.

Muddy’s Bake Shop: Memphis, Tennessee

Muddy’s is well recognized in Tennessee for its freshly baked, homemade cakes, cupcakes, pies, and other baked goods. The joint’s popular ten-inch cocoa crackle pie comes as a regular 10-inch or a mini. Their beloved custard-style chess pie is another delicious option you don’t want to miss out on.

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Naturally, it has many origin stories and even more variations, including a chocolate option. If Muddy’s happens to serve a delectable dessert you feel you just can’t do without, remember to contact them beforehand. That’s because there are only a few entire cakes and pies left to sell upon walk-in.

Pietz’s Kuchen Kitchen: Scotland, South Dakota

Pietz’s Kuchen Kitchen and Specialties is a family-run café. Pie aficionados in the Dakotas are well aware that Oma (German for Grandma) is the best when it comes to kuchen, kolache, and various other German pastries. But Pietz can easily go toe to toe with Oma’s baking.

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Pietz’s kuchen is loaded with ample amounts of seasonal fruit and custard. If fruit fillings aren’t your thing, you can always grab their chocolate chip version. Kuchen is still so popular among locals that around ten years ago, it was declared the official dessert of South Dakota.

Priester Pies: Fort Mill, South Carolina

Christine Priester Simmons is the proprietor of Priester Pies. It’s a thriving home-baking company located in Fort Mill, just across the state border. Their delicious sweet potato options, whether they are vegan or not, are unmatched. Their version of tomato pie is also popular in the neighborhood.

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When it comes to tomato pie, several chefs in the area have their own unique takes on it. There are times when the tomato pie resembles a quiche, but other times, you might think you’re about to slice open an apple pie only to discover tomatoes beneath the crust!

Wright’s Dairy Farm: North Smithfield, Rhode Island

For almost a century, Wright’s Dairy Farm in North Smithfield has been servicing the community with fresh dairy-based products. A leisurely excursion to this family-run farm will always prove to be enjoyable, as you will most definitely encounter some delicious delights.

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Though milk certainly gets the spotlight at Wright’s, their baked pastries run the show. Their most popular pie is a traditional coconut custard pie made with rich cream. Since they make their cream fresh from their own cow’s milk, it makes for an unmatched dessert experience.

Emporium Pies: Dallas, Texas

Dallas residents can now find Megan Wilkes and Mary Gauntt’s Emporium Pies in stores all around the city. Thanks to its cozy atmosphere and freshly baked pies, you can’t help but get transported back to your childhood when you dine here.

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Around ten apples are used to make their signature deep-dish apple pie. It’s made even more delicious by homemade caramel and cinnamon-infused streusel. If you find your way there, don’t forget to sample their pecan pie. After all, what says Texas more than pecan pie?

McClure’s Bakery: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

An old family recipe is used to make the chocolate shoofly pies sold at McClure’s Bakery in Lancaster County. These pies would look quite at home on any Mennonite or Amish table. Some pie enthusiasts sometimes describe shoofly pie as a moist coffee cake.

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If we are to exploit a loophole, this means that it is suitable for breakfast! This joint’s shoofly pie has a crumble topping with a sticky molasses base. Apart from Shoofly, McClure’s is also known for their peanut butter, pecan, coconut custard, and lemon sponge pies.

Willamette Valley Pie Company: Salem, Oregon

Willamette Valley Pie Company is well known for its wide variety of mouthwatering pie options. Their origins can be traced back to a family of long-time berry farmers in Salem. Whatever pie craving you have, worry not, as Willamette has an answer for all your pie desires.

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Notable pie options here include caramel apple, raspberry rhubarb, and marionberry with cherry. A lot of love goes into creating each of these exquisite, tiny pastries by hand. They also come in a variety of shapes and styles, including turnovers, cobblers, and pies with crust or crumbs on top.

Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies: Davis, Oklahoma

Have you ever been to a place where you can have pie for a three-course dinner? Well, you can at Arbuckle Mountain Fried Pies. Although there are several establishments across the state, the original Davis establishment dates back nearly a century.

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These guys are so good they can prepare three dozen pies in only three minutes! That’s because all the fillings are neatly arranged in a row. Arbuckle Mountain’s chocolate pies are loaded with creamy custard (the flavor combination that results from it is quite amazing).

Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen: Mount Hope, Ohio

Make a note to visit Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen in Mount Hope if you have a sweet tooth for Amish pastries and desserts. Their pie crusts are baked to a golden crisp, which elevates the dish to a whole new level. If you’re like us, sweet and crispy is quite the irresistible combination.

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Their seasonal fruit fillings taste so fresh and heavenly! The establishment’s peanut butter pies are also described as legendary. But these are only a few of the options available to you at Mrs. Yoder’s. Other notable dishes include homemade salads, chowder, steaming veggies, and meatloaf.

Nichole’s Fine Pastry and Café: Fargo, North Dakota

Locals of Fargo love visiting this lovely restaurant downtown to pick up their delicious European pastries. That’s because it’s difficult to get them elsewhere throughout the prairie. No one does pies like Nichole. Her savory pies range from very tangy lemon meringue to moderately tangy strawberry rhubarb.

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Every single one of these is handmade from scratch. Also, all the delectable pastries offered at the establishment are available for preorder; you can pick them up in-store or enjoy them during your visit. Aside from pies, they also serve delicious cannolis, eclairs, and macarons.

The Angus Barn: Raleigh, North Carolina

The Angus Barn has persevered through a lot of change since its inception. Now over six decades old, regular customers of this establishment frequently order a large portion of their chocolate chess pie. The joint offers some of the most delicious pies in the state. And that’s not an overstatement!

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The rest of their offerings are just as elegant and enjoyable. For example, their chocolate molten cake, capped with vanilla ice cream and raspberries and served alongside dessert wine, is a piece of art that is almost too delicious to consume!

PieCaken Bakeshop: Lower East Side, New York

This is the perfect NY dessert. Each serving of the Original T-Day PieCaken contains four desserts. The bottom layer is pecan pie. This is followed by pumpkin pie towards the center, and then you have spice cake on top. Between every single layer, there is cinnamon buttercream.

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The outer surface is then covered by a crunchy oat crumble. This is done to enhance the pie’s texture. At the very top, there is an apple pie filling. At this establishment, you receive several desserts with every portion, so you’ll never need to pick just one.

Pie-O-Neer: Pie Town, New Mexico

Pie Town is a tiny town in New Mexico. As you might have guessed, it gets its name from its tasty reputation of being home to the finest pies, thanks to an old, local bakery. For many years, Pie Town has been a haven for bikers, artists, and hippies, and the locals are incredibly kind.

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In this unique town, the Pie-O-Neer is noted for its innovative approach to pies. Pine nuts and green chilies in an apple pie? Yes, please! Spicy and sweet flavors always go well together. And, of course, since it’s New Mexico, everything includes chiles.

Delicious Orchards: New Jersey

Delicious Orchards gets a lot busier at the time of year when the harvest season begins to wind down. As such, they produce thousands of pies that are ideal for end-of-year holidays such as Christmas and Thanksgiving. Their apple crumb pie is said to be quite the treat!

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That’s because it is made up of crumbled crumb cake beneath a mountain of powdered sugar. Have a piece of their chocolate cream pie if you prefer something creamy and sweet. Also, their Key Lime Pie makes for a fantastic summertime treat and is as tasty as it sounds.

Richardson’s Farm: Boscawen, New Hampshire

Apple pies from Richardson’s Farm are perhaps among the best in all of New Hampshire. All you need to do to get your hands on one is grab the phone, speak with the owners, and then place your order to be picked up.

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Ice cream enthusiasts will be in heaven at this joint as it offers multiple varieties of the delicious dessert. Notable fan favorites include cake batter, peanut butter Oreo, bubble gum, ginger, blueberry pie, and coffee almond fudge. With a selection like this, it’s no wonder why they are so popular.

Perenn Bakery: Reno, Nevada

The original Perenn Bakery is located practically in the middle of Midtown, Reno, while their newest site is in The Village at Rancharrah. Although their weekly menu often varies, you can always depend on these guys for freshly made delicious bakery products.

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Their baguettes, croissants, Danishes, and kouign-amann (a Breton cake made from laminated dough) are usually in high demand. Also, this is the one place you’re likely to stumble upon an apple caramel pie kouign-amann hybrid, which is basically a huge pastry with delicious pie filling and lots of crumble.

Coneflower Creamery: Omaha, Nebraska

Coneflower Creamery has the unique advantage of being overseen by two very experienced pastry chefs. Therefore, the pies served here aren’t your typical fare. This establishment makes the most scrumptious roasted sweet potato ice cream pie with a brown butter crust. Is your mouth watering already?

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It is served with a layer of torched meringue and bourbon caramel. Locals say that after going brown (in reference to the brown crust), you never go back. They also serve vegan options, which include an outstanding vegan gingerbread ice cream pie made with a gluten-free oat crumble crust.

Huckleberry Patch: Hungry Horse, Montana

Montana is home to the best huckleberries you’ll ever have. This is something visitors from other states quickly come to terms with. Though locals make several delicious huckleberry treats, huckleberry pie owns the spotlight. Huckleberry Patch uses only local, fresh huckleberries to make their handcrafted, small-batch pies.

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And boy, oh boy, do they turn out beautifully! Without a doubt, Montana’s best huckleberry pie is the one made at Huckleberry Patch. It’s right in the name! Nothing compares to a slice of huckleberry pie topped with freshly made huckleberry ice cream. How about that for a treat?

Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery: Kimmswick, Missouri

In Missouri, no place comes close to Blue Owl Restaurant & Bakery when the subject is pies. This place is a beloved small-town attraction that pulls confectionery enthusiasts from all over. The 1980s-era eatery is highly praised for its welcoming ambiance and warm environment.

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It has this uncanny way of making you feel completely at home. Options-wise, there are around two dozen pies to pick from, including traditional flavors like apple crumb and lemon meringue, to satisfy one’s sweet craving. Remember to sample their old-fashioned pecan, French silk, and cherry pies as well.

Sugaree’s: New Albany, Mississippi

This bakery in this quaint little town offers a wide variety of sweets. Among them are, notably, some of the most delectable pies in the country. Trust us when we say that going there just for their pies is worth it. Yes, they are that good!

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Food Network gave their stamp of approval when they named their version of chocolate meringue pie one of the finest in the country. This critically acclaimed pie has a one-pound crust that is strictly handmade. The crust is then filled with three pounds of filling and topped with one pound of meringue.

Betty’s Pies: Two Harbors, Minnesota

Since 1956, Betty’s Pies has served as a must-visit location for anybody traveling along one of the best roads in the Midwest. Customers here can choose from the traditional apple pie or the unusual Great Lakes fruit pie, which contains blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, apples, and rhubarb.

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Their Key lime and French silk are reputed crowd-pleasers, but their French blueberry cream is a pie lover’s dream come true. Try their chocolate mint cream, Butterfinger, or orange chocolate pies if you are in the mood to try something a little sweet but different.

Sweetie-Licious: DeWitt, Michigan

Inside Sweetie-licious, which is a bustling bakery located in the village of DeWitt, small-town charm abounds. Some of the delectable pie options you may come across in this establishment include cherry blueberry raspberry, peanut butter chocolate cream, and cool key lime. Since it’s Michigan, please do the right thing and start with the Cherry Cherry Berry pie.

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Also, keep in mind that flavors vary. Michigan cherries have a reputation for being rather tart in taste. But the Sweetie-licious Cheery Cherry Berry pie, with its buttery crumble topping and blueberry addition, achieves the ideal harmony between sweetness and tartness.

Centerville Pie Company: Centerville, Massachusetts

Centerville Pie Co is, hands down, the sweetest day trip location in Massachusetts. It is situated in Centerville, which is among Barnstable’s seven communities. Regular pie options here include fresh cream pies, fruit pies, custard pies, pecan, chocolate chip, and lemon meringue.

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The strawberry rhubarb pie is a springtime favorite. Therefore, it is available only during certain months of the year. Aside from these, they also offer peach, pumpkin, and strawberry pies. Pies can be bought refrigerated or fresh to be prepared at another time.

Dangerously Delicious Pies: Baltimore, Maryland

The moment you enter this joint, you know you’re at the right place for some dangerously delicious pies. Your choices include quiche, savory alternatives, and traditional sugary variants. Egg and cheese aren’t the only options available for quiche. Their crab and cheddar quiche comes loaded with fresh crab.

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Try the Elvis pie if you’re inclined to stay with more sweet options. It has bacon, whipped cream, bananas, peanut butter cream, and Swiss chocolate! You can also try their coconut cream pie, which has just the right balance of flavor and texture.

Two Fat Cats: Portland, Maine

Two Fat Cats prioritizes using the best flour, fruit, cream, and butter (among many other components) to handcraft each pie. The pie-making process is hardly rushed, and the outcome is obvious the first time you bite into one of their flawless pie crusts.

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The bakery produces a variety of cream pies. Among the fan favorites are mixed berry, blueberry, bourbon pecan, sour cherry, and black & blue pies. There are also a couple of seasonal ones, like the New England bog pie, peach, key lime, and pumpkin.

Lasyone’s: Natchitoches, Lousiana

The Pelican State has unique food items for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and, of course, dessert, which range from boudin to beignets. The meat pie is one of Louisiana’s most underappreciated specialties, and lucky for you, we know just where to get the tastiest ones.

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Nobody does it better than Lasyone’s. They are credited with creating the delectable Louisiana meat pie, which is a fried pocket of dough stuffed with spiced meat. The introduction of crawfish pie in 2008 gave an already excellent classic an additional Louisiana twist.

Kern’s Kitchen: Louisville, Kentucky

Kern’s Kitchen is the official home of the Derby Pie. In 1950, George Kern, along with his parents, Walter and Leaudra Kern, made this delectable delicacy, and to date, locals still adore it. These days, Kern’s Kitchen only gets to bake the pie, as they trademarked it.

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This popular Kentucky delicacy is made with chocolate, chocolate chips, pecans, and walnuts. Like the Krabby Patty formula in Spongebob, the exact Derby Pie formula is kept a secret. Although the establishment has many other mouthwatering pies available, nothing can compare to the Derby Pie.

The Upper Crust: Overland Park, Kansas

The Upper Crust is dedicated to expanding the boundaries of pie-making in general. They never stop coming up with new recipes. So far, they’ve made delicacies like sweet chess pies encrusted with tart rhubarb or the cranberry apple covered in a walnut crumble topping.

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Their approach has made them among the most well-liked pie makers in all of Kansas City. Their notable menu options include gooey, cinnamon-scented oatmeal pies that are perfect for breakfast, pucker-up gooseberry pies, and tart-shaped chocolate chip cookies. Now, that is culinary innovation!

Ox Yoke Inn: Amana Colonies, Iowa

Iowa has its fair share of good restaurants scattered throughout the state. The majority of these have been in business for many years. Out of these, the Ox Yoke Inn has remained a popular German eatery for close to 80 years.

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It is well known for providing classic American cuisine and genuine German cuisine. While their standard pies are delicious, nothing compares to their seasonal pies, among which the freshly baked pumpkin gets an honorable mention. The same recognition must be awarded to the sour cream sultana pie.

Mrs. Wick’s Bakery: Winchester, Indiana

This bakery, which has been operating since 1986, is renowned for creating 36 distinct kinds of pies every single day. Can you believe that? The store sells a variety of pies, including sugar cream, pecan, coconut cream, peanut butter, German chocolate, and pumpkin chess.

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But it’s the simple sugar cream pie that reigns supreme here. It is believed that Shaker and Amish settlers brought the sugar cream pie recipe to the state in the 1800s. No wonder it’s a Hoosier favorite. It’s the perfect dessert after a heavy meal.

Sugargoat: Chicago, Illinois

Do you remember our childhood culinary experiments, where you would combine odd flavors just to discover what the result would taste like? This is one aspect of the idea behind Sugargoat, a brand-new bakery that creates inventive desserts based on childhood food experiences.

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Their signature Chocolate Shake French Fry Pie has a crust that’s made with an abundance of crunchy, salted fries. It’s then filled with rich and malty chocolate cream. But wait, there are more potatoes in this thing than you thought. The topping is more chocolate-covered French fries!

Piedaho: Sun Valley, Idaho

Piedaho was founded to provide a means for consumers all around the country and Idahoans to get handcrafted pies. Every pie from this eatery comes with a special, handcrafted design on it. You usually never know how your dessert will look until you open the box.

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Well, unless it’s a custom order. The blackberry with a thyme crust and strawberry vanilla bean are two of their best-selling pies. That said, Rebecca’s salted caramel apple pie continues to hold a position that is still pretty much uncontested.

Hawaiian Pie Company: Honolulu, Hawaii

Little compares to indulging in a classic Hawaiian dessert, such as pie, whether it is for a snack during the day or as a post-meal treat. While we are fascinated with malasadas and shave ice, nothing beats a well-crafted piece of pie.

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The Hawaiian Pie Company’s most popular fare includes caramel apple, peach, pumpkin, strawberry lychee, pineapple whip, and coconut pie. If you find yourself here, you can also try their passion orange guava pear pie, strawberry guava, pineapple whip, or passion pear pie. Sounds like everything on the menu, but it’s not.

Yesterday Café: Greensboro, Georgia

You have likely already sampled a slice of pie from a Georgia dessert manufacturer if you are from the state or have traveled there. If so, you are probably aware that Georgia produces some of the best peach, apple, and pecan pies in the nation.

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However, Yesterday Cafe’s buttermilk pie steals the show! Southern Living Magazine named it one of the best pies in the South. It’s so beloved that singer Carrie Underwood purchased a sizable order of 300 pies for her wedding because it is that delicious!

Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe: Key West, Florida

South Florida has the rare fame of laying claim to a culinary treasure. In this state, almost every restaurant claims to have the finest key lime pie. This famous pie has long been a mainstay on several menus, each offering its own unique take on it.

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Naturally, there has been much discussion about which restaurant serves the creamiest, tangiest, and sweetest Graham cracker crust pie. Over time, many have claimed that Kermit’s is the best when it comes to all things Key Lime! Rumor is that even the TVA gets their pies from Kermit’s.

Old World Breads: Lewes, Delaware

While some may argue that other locations are better associated with one of America’s best fruits, true Delaware peaches, or Mid-Atlantic peaches in general, remain among the best. This rings true even during their all-too-short annual season. Also, Delaware’s state dessert happens to be peach pie.

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At Old World Breads in Lewes, Keith Irwin and his team take equal pride in their homemade pie baking as they do in all of their baked goods. Though seasonal flavors are available here, Delaware’s state dessert reigns supreme above all else.

The Cannoli Pie Company: New Haven, Connecticut

Since 1968, John DiMarco has managed to transform the quintessentially Italian cannoli into a uniquely American cannoli pie. Luigi’s Bakery was in charge of producing these for many years. However, following the company’s closure a few years ago, DiMarco and a few friends founded The Cannoli Pie Company.

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Their signature cannoli pie is made using a flaky cannoli shell stuffed with a delicious three-cheese cream. Naturally, it is shipped all over the nation because of its popularity. To maintain the flavor and tradition, DiMarco ensures that all the pies continue to be handmade.

You Need Pie! Diner & Bakery: Estes Park, Colorado

Serving up its award-winning pies since 2004, this Estes Park pie shop is well known in the neighborhood as a cozy and welcoming bakery. Also, this pie shop is guaranteed to provide whatever flavor you’re craving. Talk about assurance; we love it!

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With an astounding 55 house flavors, which include their out-of-this-world blueberry, there is something for every palate. Among the other notable additions are the mocha, peanut butter and jelly, Lucky Charms, and the traditional apple and cherry. Now you know where to go if you need a treat in Colorado.

Julian Pie Company: Julian, California

After working for various bakeries, Liz Smothers realized she had a gift for baking. So, she decided to go out on her own in 1986 with the Julian Pie Company. They use the best produce from the orchards to create a wide variety of flavors.

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This bakery is quite well-known for its apple-combo pies. You can try the peach, rhubarb, blueberry, cherry, or pecan if apples are not your thing. Food Network also rated Julian Pie Company as one of the top places to grab a bite in California. Need we say more?

PattiCakes Bakery: Conway, Arkansas

Were you aware that the state of Arkansas is the birthplace of possum pie? This pie comes stacked with a delicious, multilayered richness that satisfies every taste receptor. Russellville’s Old South Restaurant is well known for its yummy take on this famous pie.

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Don’t worry; this pie has no possums! What it has is two layers of chocolate and vanilla custard in the middle, a coating of cream cheese on the bottom, and fluffy whipped cream on top. You can either use regular crusts or a nut-crumb crust, depending on your preference.

Pie Snob: Phoenix, Arizona

Pie Snob has the best pie in Arizona, so please don’t bother looking elsewhere. The menu at this incredible bakery varies every week, showcasing the flavors of the day. You’ll find cool takes on vibrant, delicious flavors in the summer, like the blueberry lime pie.

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Some of the most iconic flavors available during the festive period consist of various takes on beloved combinations, including pumpkin and pecan. With six distinct pieces taken from the weekly menu, you can create your own version of the “Frankenpie.” Now that sounds mighty interesting. 

Two Sisters Bakery: Homer, Alaska

The Two Sisters Bakery is the brainchild of Carri Thurman. Launched in the early ’90s, she eventually brought it to prominence as one of the greatest in the state. Offering the best ambiance possible, the business is now run out of a charming house.

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It’s a lovely location that features a wood-fired brick oven and a sweeping porch. Bringing local flavor to the holiday table, Thurman and colleague Sharon Roufa’s Thanksgiving pies are a small appreciation of Alaska’s fleeting but unforgettable harvest, using anything from apples and pumpkins to birch syrup.

Highlands Bar & Grill: Birmingham, Alabama

Highlands Bar & Grill has been delighting guests from far and wide with delectable French-inspired Southern food ever since it first opened its doors in 1982. You’ll see why the place is regarded as the greatest in America after only a single visit.

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Because of her sweet potato pie, Dolester Miles, the pastry chef there, won the 2018 James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef. Her take on this pie has a richer flavor because the potatoes are roasted before mashing. It’s usually accompanied by bourbon whipped cream. Definitely worth a try.