As the last of the Thanksgiving dinner is cleared away, all thoughts turn to dessert. If you’re in D.C, you can consider yourself lucky, because our nation’s capital is baking up some amazing pies. Here are the five best places in Washington, DC to get your Thanksgiving pie:
With 10 locations in Washington, DC, there are plenty of opportunities to stock up at Whisked! Pies change weekly and range from pumpkin to salted caramel apple to and vanilla, pear, and cardamom.
Mom’s Apple Pie
Want apple pie just like mom’s? (Or, let’s face it, better than mom’s?) Then head to Leesburg for some of the best apple pie you’ll ever find, as well as a whole slew of other pies like chocolate pecan, lemon chess, red raspberry crumb, pumpkin, and butter pecan apple crumb.
The brainchild of acclaimed pastry chef Tiffany MacIsaac, Buzz Bakery has two locations in Alexandria and Arlington. The pie selection rotates, but favorites include Mississippi mud, grasshopper, and strawberry rhubarb cobbler.
A family business run by three Falls Church sisters, this classic pie shop is already taking Thanksgiving orders. Available pies include apple, pecan, cherry, cookies n’ cream, apple caramel crunch, and s’mores.
Dangerously Delicious Pies
This shop has two DC locations as well as one in Baltimore and a truck, and offer traditional as well as vegan pies. Traditional varieties include the famous Baltimore Bomb (chocolate Berger cookies melted into chess pie, pictured), pumpkin, pancake batter, and chocolate peanut butter. Vegan options include mixed berry and blackberry.