Chicago's 5 Best Pie Places for Thanksgiving

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Where to order your Thanksgiving pie in Chicago
Hoosier Mama

Hoosier Mama Pie Company

Hoosier Mama Pie Company knows their way around an apple pie.

There may be no holiday that’s more closely associated with pie than Thanksgiving. So why settle for a generic apple pie from the supermarket when there are so many great places right here in Chicago making world-class pies? Here are five places we suggest you get your Thanksgiving pie; make sure you get your order in soon!

Bang Bang Pie Shop
They roast their own beans here so you can be sure that a great cup of coffee is available, but the pies at Bang Bang are the real standouts. For Thanksgiving, they’re whipping up a caramel apple crumble pie, chocolate pecan pie, and pumpkin pie (make sure to grab some of their take-and-bake biscuits as well).

Bub City
Doug Psaltis is making a name for himself as one of Chicago’s leading chefs, and his unexpectedly amazing pie-making prowess is on full display here. Opt for the lemon meringue, banana cream, or Peanut Butter Chocolate Delight. Make sure you call well in advance because it’s a restaurant, not a bakery.

Hoosier Mama Pie Company
This small, retro pie shop has made a name for itself as one of Chicago’s go-to bakeries, and its Thanksgiving schedule fills up early every year. Former fine-dining pastry chef Paula Haney’s pies include the ever-popular banana cream, but her autumn creations include apple and pumpkin. We suggest you order two.

First Slice Pie Café
This charming and quaint café is run by chef Mary Ellen Diaz, and her pies are creative and extraordinary. Seasonal pies include red wine pear streusel, sweet potato praline, balsamic raspberry pear, pumpkin, sweet potato, and even vegan pumpkin.

Sweety Pies Bakery
This quirky and fun family-run shop serves a full menu of quiche, soups, and baked goods, and signature pies include apple crisp, Chocolate Cashmere (chocolate mousse with a graham cracker crust), and Crocodile Pie: pecan pie with chocolate and rum. 

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