Boston's 5 Best Pie-Buying Places for Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is coming, and if there’s one food that everybody looks forward to as the mean draws to a close, it’s pie. If you’re looking for the best pies in Boston, here’s where to find them:
Pies are fresh made daily from all-natural ingredients at this Somerville institution, where pies based on founder Renee “Petsi” McLeod’s family recipes have been making customers happy since 2003. With 48 hours’ notice, they’ll make any of their pies from scratch for you, including cherry crumb, salted caramel apple, sweet potato, mixed berry, and Bourbon chocolate pecan.
Awesome fresh desserts are always close at hand at each of this bakery’s four locations. Flour’s cakes and breads are always a treat, but so are the tarts, available in five-, eight-, and ten-inch varieties, in flavors including lemon, caramel nut, chocolate truffle, and fresh fruit.
Sofra Bakery and Café
This Middle Eastern-inspired bakery puts a unique spin on the traditional apple pie, with an apple-custard pie with Moroccan-spiced almond crumb. Kicked up by cinnamon and nutmeg and given a creamy twist with the addition of tangy custard, this dessert will leave your guests swooning.
Clear Flour Bread
If you’re looking for a near-flawless interpretation of a classic apple tart, look no further than Clear Flour Bread, renowned for its fresh-baked breads and French-style pastries. Flaky handmade pastry is filled with Granny Smith apples and topped with buttery crumb topping. One other seasonal tart is also always available.
Sweet Tooth Boston
This charming custom baked goods shop sells a handful of delicious traditional pies, in flavors like pumpkin, sweet potato, pecan, chocolate cream, and lemon meringue. And if you think your guests would prefer their own individual pies, they’re available for $5.25.