Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie at Union Square Café
For the first time ever, the café is offering pies to-go, including a cheesecake-pie hybrid featuring tangy pumpkin in a graham-cracker crust. Order by November 25 for pick-up on November 26. 21 E 16th St between Fifth Ave and Union Sq West (212-243-4020, unionsquarecafe.com). Ten-inch pie for $39.
Pecan pie at Bouchon Bakery
Candied salted pecans, razor-thin chocolate curls and leaflets of brown-sugar-whipped cream decorate this elegant twist on the down-home classic. Order your Thanksgiving pie before Friday, Nov 21; pies can be picked up in-store through Nov 27. Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle at Broadway, third floor (212-823-9357, bouchonbakery.com). Eight-inch pie $32.
Salted Caramel Apple Pie at Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Sisters Emily and Melissa Elsen tweaked this traditional favorite with a hint of light caramel, herbaceous Angostura bitters and a Maldon-salt-speckled crust. Order two to three weeks in advance. 439 Third Ave at 8th St, Gowanus, Brooklyn (718-499-2917, birdsblack.com). Nine-inch pie $38.
Caramel Apple Pie at Momofuku Milk Bar
Channeling the carnival favorite, pastry maven Christina Tosi layers thin slices of Granny Smiths with apple compote and thick caramel into a salty-sweet pretzel crust, then drizzles the top with white chocolate. Order by November 23 for pick-up on November 26 by 6pm. Multiple locations (milkbar.com). Ten-inch pie for $44
Pumpkin butterscotch pie at Clinton St. Baking Company
A heavy dosing of ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon lends a savory character to the creamy, custard filling of this pumpkin pie. Order your Thanksgiving pie by noon on Tuesday, Nov 25 and pick up by 10pm on Wednesday, Nov 26. 4 Clinton St between E Houston and Stanton Sts (646-602-6263, clintonstreetbaking.com). Nine-inch pie $26.
Pumpkin pie tart at Bouchon Bakery
Buttermilk imparts a gentle tang to the silky filling of this elegant treat, topped with a chewy pumpkinseed nougatine and smooth vanilla-mascarpone cream. Order your Thanksgiving pie before Friday, Nov 21; pies can be picked up in-store through Nov 27. 1 Rockefeller Plaza, W 49th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-782-3890) • Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle at Broadway, third floor (212-823-9366, bouchonbakery.com). Eight-inch pie $32.
Pumpkin Pie with Sugar Cone Crust at Morgenstern’s Finest
The scene-stealing sugar-cone crust will conjure memories of your favorite summertime scoops, curled around a well-spiced pumpkin puree that brings the treat well into fall. Order by November 24 for pick-up on November 25 or 26. 2 Rivington St between Bowery and Chrystie St (212-209-7684, morgensternsnyc.com). Nine-inch pie for $36.
Apple tarte Tatin at Dominique Ansel Bakery
France native Dominique Ansel fans out caramelized Gala apple slices over a crumbly, butter-cookie crust to make this Gallic pastry classic. The bakery will accept orders until Tuesday, Nov 26, but don't wait too long, because they often sell out before then. 189 Spring St between Sullivan and Thompson Sts (212-219-2773, dominiqueansel.com). Eight-inch pie $40.
Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Cake-Pie at Ample Hills
Dig into thick layers of oatmeal-cinnamon and pumpkin cheesecake ice creams, generously slathered with thick caramel, graham cracker crumbs and fresh whipped cream. Order by November 24 for pick-up on November 26. Multiple locations (amplehills.com). Six-inch pie for $45
Caramel apple pie from Butter & Scotch
Allison Kave and Keavy Blueher—whose s’mores pie is a Smorgasburg best-seller—riff on yet another childhood favorite: the candy apple. Speckled with raw brown sugar, the flaky golden crust cloaks a heap of tart fruit, sweetened by a cinnamon-and-ginger caramel. Order your Thanksgiving pie by Nov 23; they'll have some extra pies available for in-store pickup on a first come, first served basis.. Roni-Sue's Chocolates, 148 Forsyth St between Delancey and Rivington Sts (butterandscotch.com). Ten-inch pie $35.
S'mores pie from Butter & Scotch
In this ode to the fireside snack, a beautifully brled layer of marshmallow and a homemade graham-cracker crust sandwich a velvety filling of Callebaut milk chocolate, cream and eggs. Order your Thanksgiving pie by Nov 23; they'll have some extra pies available for in-store pickup on a first come, first served basis. Roni-Sue's Chocolates, 148 Forsyth St between Delancey and Rivington Sts (butterandscotch.com). Ten-inch pie $35.
Babka Pie at Breads Bakery
Uri Scheft’s world-class chocolate babka finds new home in a chocolate-chip–sprinkled, Nutella-smeared pie shell. The braided stunner will make grandma proud, even though you didn’t make it.Order by November 24 for pick-up on November 26 by 5pm. 18 E 16th St between Fifth Ave and Union Sq West (212-633-2253, breadsbakery.com). Nine-inch pie for $35.
Pumpkin Chocolate Meringue Pie at Lure Fishbar
This hodgepodge of fudgy, cookie-brownie crust, pumpkin-clove custard and sugary marshmallow meringue could feel piecemeal and random, but the result is a s’mores upgrade you won’t want to share. Order by November 23 for pick-up on November 26. 142 Mercer St at Prince St (212-431-7676, lurefishbar.com). Eight-inch pie for $30.
Pumpkin Pecan Praline Pie at Bubby’s
This Turkey Day two-fer mashes up smooth, spiced pumpkin with crushed pecans and a decadent drizzling of caramelized praline. You won’t have to play pumpkin-versus-pecan favorites ever again. Order by Nov 21 for pick-up on Nov 27. Multiple locations (bubbys.com). Ten-inch pie for $40.
Sweet Cranberry-Orange-Rosemary Cobbler at Pie Corps
Sweet cranberry-orange-rosemary cobbler at Pie Corps This fruit-forward number is all about balance, from the crumbly sconelike topper to the rich cran center. Herbs smartly cut the sweetness and the berries offer a pleasing pop of tartness. Order by Nov 23 for pick-up on Nov 25, 26 or 27. 77 Driggs Ave between Kingsland Ave and Monitor St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (917-582-2769, piecorps.com). Ten-inch pie for $35.
Apple pie at Pies 'n' Thighs
A regal burnished butter crust covers a tall heap of local Granny Smith apples, folded with cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Order by November 23 for pickup on November 27. 166 South 4th St at Driggs Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn (347-529-6090, piesnthighs.com). Nine-inch pie $30.
Apple pie at Almondine
French pastry chef Herv Poussot adds golden and dark raisins, plus a secret blend of spices, to a farmers' market mixture of at least four apple varieties. Order by November 25 for pickup on November 26. 85 Water St between Dock and Main Sts, Dumbo, Brooklyn (718-797-5026, almondinebakery.com). Nine-inch pie $30.
Pumpkin pie at One Girl Cookies
A cornmeal crust lends a crunchy counterpoint to this pie’s creamy pumpkin filling, spiced with cinnamon, ginger and clove. Order by November 22 for pickup by November 27. 68 Dean St between Boerum Pl and Smith St, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (212-675-4996, onegirlcookies.com). Nine-inch pie $30.
We tasted dozens of pies to whittle down a list of the very best. Whether you’re craving pecan, pumpkin or apple varieties after your trip to one of NYC's best family restaurants, we’ve got you and your family covered for dessert on Thanksgiving Day. Unbeatable sweet Thanksgiving pies are just one of the 25 reasons NYC is the best place in the world to raise a family, but order soon: these seasonal pastries from New York's top bakeries will be gone in no time.
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