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11 best places for pie in Boston

Whether you prefer a chocolate, fruit or a la mode, these are the best spots for satisfying your pie cravings in Boston

JQ Louise
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JQ Louise
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Is there anything like a great pie this time of year in New England? Boston has some amazing pies that pair well with a cup of coffee and a scoop of ice cream. Whether you’re a fan of classic apple pie or something more indulgent like chocolate bourbon pecan or perhaps a Boston Cream we have gathered all the places to pick up a pie this year. And if you are still in a sweet mood why not visit a few stops from our best donuts in Boston or the best ice cream in Boston lists. But after all that sugar, a walk in one of Boston’s best parks may also be in order!

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The best places for pie in Boston

Fin Point Oyster Bar + Grille
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1. Fin Point Oyster Bar + Grille

Fin Point Oyster Bar + Grille in the Financial District is offering a special takeout pie menu this year for Thanksgiving and they have some decadent flavors on the menu, including: Salted Caramel Pumpkin, Bourbon Pecan, French Apple Crumb and Triple Chocolate Silk. Guests can place their order by emailing peter@mnmrestaurantgroup.com on or before Monday, November 21.

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For over 60 years, Kane’s has churned out a rotating menu of award winning donuts. But this Thanksgiving they are offering a limited edition pie menu as well! Customers can place orders in-store or online. Kane’s will be taking orders now until Sunday, November 20th. Items can be picked up from Friday, November 18th, until Wednesday, November 23rd. 

The flavors available include:

  • Pumpkin
  • Apple
  • Custard
  • Boston Cream Pie
  • Blueberry
  • Pecan
  • Lemon Meringue 
  • Coconut Custard

 

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  • North End
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This beloved North End institution is best known for its cannoli—more than 19 flavors!—but the ricotta pie is not to be missed. Somewhat like a cheesecake, the heavenly treat consists of sweet ricotta cream baked in pastry dough. Wrapped in a Mike’s box tied with string, this classic Italian dessert makes for a lovely gift too.

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  • Back Bay
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Fans of baked goods flock to Flour’s many locations for outstanding sticky buns, cupcakes, cookies and more. Their pie game is just as strong, with delicious regular options like coconut cream, lemon meringue and seasonal fruit pies. For a more restrained option, their cute little tartlettes are a one- or two-bite delight. During the holidays, order a whole pie to wow your guests.

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Want pie for breakfast? This Watertown diner serves pie all day. Seasonal warm-weather pies are packed with fruits and berries, while cooler months and holidays bring more indulgent options like the chocolate-walnut Derby pie. Standards include cherry crumb, pecan and apple double-crust. Enjoy your slice with a cup of joe for a classic diner experience.

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  • American
  • Downtown
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The restaurant at the iconic Omni Parker House is famous for Parker House rolls and Boston cream pies. Though a pie in name only (a cake filled with cream and covered with chocolate ganache), it’s still a pie to celebrate, and Parker’s is the best place to try the official dessert of Massachusetts. It’s so beloved, Parker’s ships its pies around the country.

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  • North End
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Bova’s opened in the North End in 1932 and has remained a family-owned business since then. Baked goods include a wide range of breads (including seasonal varieties such as Easter bread), pastries, cookies, tarts, cakes, and pies. Here you'll find classic apple, pumpkin, or blueberry pies, plus tasty seasonal options.

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  • Fenway/Kenmore
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This casual Lansdowne hot spot caters to country music fans with performances by local up-and-comers and the occasional Nashville act, plus line dancing nights, bluegrass brunches, and a menu of Southern favorites. On that menu you’ll find two pies by the slice that are sure to please—a traditional apple pie (“Zak’s grandma’s recipe”) and a brown sugar pecan pie cheesecake.

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  • South End
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James Beard Award-winning chef-owner Joanne Chang also provides the magic behind Flour Bakery, but yet another spot to try her pies is never a bad thing! Here you can get classic pumpkin pie, gluten free pumpkin pie, double crust appe pie, or The Piefecta: pecan, pumpkin and brown sugar with whipped cream.

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  • Barbecue
  • Kendall Sq
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Known for his tasty plates of expertly-smoked ribs, brisket, burnt ends, and other BBQ delights, Chef Andy Husbands’ desserts are equally decadent. Butter Cake Crack—made with the caramelized edges of his butter pound cake—regularly sells out, but the Mississippi Mud Pie (made with brisket-spiced candied pecans) is also worth seeking out.

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