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Where to order pies in time for Thanksgiving

Written by
Jonathan Samples

Whether you’re hosting your first Thanksgiving dinner or have been around the block a time or two, leave the pie to the professionals and let one of these Chicago bakeries serving the city's best pies take a little off your plate. Thanksgiving is only a week away, but it’s not too late to place your holiday pie orders from most locations. From classic apple and pumpkin pastries to delicious twists such as Blue Sky Bakery’s dark chocolate pecan pie, you’re sure to find a holiday dessert to match your tastes.

Baker Miller Bakery & Millhouse: Whether cruising for a purple sweet potato pie ($25) or old standbys such as Michigan apple ($25), pumpkin ($23) or pecan ($26), Baker Miller has you covered. The bakery will take orders through Nov 17.

Bang Bang Pie & Biscuits: Bang Bang has your pie needs covered with its chocolate pecan ($26) and key lime ($26) pies—apple and pumpkin have already sold out—available at both its Logan Square and Ravenswood locations. Online pre-orders will be accepted through Nov. 18, and all orders will be available for pick up Nov 22 and Nov 23.

Beatrix: Beatrix is offering full pies to-go for Thanksgiving. You can choose from the Oh My! Caramel Pie; Tall, Dark and Handsome Chocolate Cake; and a new pumpkin pecan pie ($50 each). Call the Beatrix location nearest you to place your order by Nov. 21 for pick up on Nov. 22 or 23.

First Slice Pie Café: First Slice Pie Café lives up to its name, offering more than 15 different classic and specialty desserts, including gluten-free and vegan options. Keep it casual with a traditional apple pie ($25), pumpkin pie ($22) or apple streusel ($25), or switch things up with the chocolate peanut butter ($25) or vegan Michigan sour cherry ($27). Indulge in an extra pie here, proceeds go toward feeding the hungry in Chicago. All orders must be placed by Nov 18.

Blue Sky Bakery: Feel good about your pies and place your orders with the socially conscious Blue Sky Bakery. The café offers its apple cranberry ($20), chocolate peanut butter ($22), dark chocolate pecan ($22) and fresh pumpkin ($18) pies, as well as a pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust ($26). Blue Sky will be accepting orders until Nov 21.

Prime & Provisions: Let this Loop steakhouse take some hassle out of your Thanksgiving holiday by ordering one of its delicious full-size pies. Flavors include apple, banana cream, whipped milk, chocolate and peanut butter, as well as pumpkin cheesecake and the Tequila Lime Icebox Cake. Pies start at $30, and orders will be accepted through Nov. 21. 

Delightful Pastries: Delightful Pastries has a variety of seasonal, house-made pies available this Thanksgiving. Choose from the apple pie ($28), bourbon chocolate pecan pie ($30) or savory spinach lamb pie ($58) as well as vegan holiday bread ($10) or vegan pecan cranberry sourdough ($6). Place your orders by Nov 21 by calling one of Delightful Pastries’ locations.

Vanille Patisserie: This French-inspired patisserie is once again stepping outside its regular menu to make holiday pies available just in time for Thanksgiving. Vanille has three desserts to choose from: pumpkin pie with cinnamon whipped cream, apple streusel and a traditional pecan pie. Pies are $27.95 each or $49.95 for two and can be ordered online.

Acanto/The Gage: Why have one layer when you can have five? Acanto has made Executive Pastry Chef Kym DeLost’s five-layer pumpkin pie ($45) available for special order through Nov 19. Pies will be available for pick-up Nov 21-23, and orders can be placed here.

Cindy’s Pies in the Sky Pop-up: Cindy's, the rooftop restaurant and bar at Chicago Athletic Association, is helping you indulge your sweet tooth this Thanksgiving. Classic pumpkin, pecan, Dutch apple and maple cream pies ($25) are available for pre-order in time for the holiday. The Pies in the Sky Pop-up is offering a variety of other sweet treats, such as cider doughnuts ($10) and caramel apples ($5). Pre-orders must be placed for a specific pick-up on Nov 22 or 23. 

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