14 Places to Order Thanksgiving Pies

Turkey Day is quickly approaching, which means we’ve got pies on the mind. 🥧
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It’s November—also known as Thanksgiving prep month—which means it’s pie season. And while you may love eating pumpkin, apple and chocolate chess, not everyone is equipped to make (or interested in making) pie. Luckily, these 14 local bakeries, restaurants and caterers can help you get you what you need in time for the holiday, as long as you place your order in time! Here are the details on where to order Thanksgiving pies, and by when…

Livin the Pie Life

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Livin’ the Pie Life

Order by: Wednesday, Nov. 10

Thanksgiving is the Super Bowl of pies at this scratch Arlington bakery. Livin’ the Pie Life will offer eight pie options this year, ranging from $29 to $39, with a slight upcharge for dietary modifications. There are two vegan options (Traditional Apple and Triple Berry), and a Miami-inspired Key Lime that can be made gluten free. You can pre-order your pie up until Nov. 10 or until the bakers are at capacity, which could be even sooner. The initial end date had been projected for Nov. 15, but pre-orders were coming in so quickly that co-owner Heather Sheire said they decided to push it up. Some pies will be offered for same-day sales the week before Thanksgiving, but the best way to guarantee the flavor you want is to order online. Customers must pick up at the bakery on Glebe Road. // 2166 N. Glebe Road #2211, Arlington (near the intersection with Langston Boulevard/Lee Highway), 571-431-7727


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Savagely Good

Order by: Sunday, November 14

Peggy Savage, the owner of Savagely Good, does the majority of her bakery business through Northern Virginia farmer’s markets, including the Arlington Courthouse market on Saturdays and Sundays in the Mosaic District. Savage focuses on local pumpkins, berries and apples in her pies, and uses grass-fed butter in her crust. She will be making eight different pies in her commercial kitchen in McLean, including two gluten free options, ranging from $21 to $24 for 10-inch pie, and $10 for her 6-inch pies. Thanksgiving orders are due Nov. 14; payment is required in advance and can be made at any of her market locations or over the phone at 703-623-5940. Pie pick-up at the Courthouse market is Nov. 20 and in Mosaic on Nov. 21. // FRESHFARM Mosaic Market, 2920 District Ave, Fairfax (Mosaic) and FRESHFARM Market Arlington Courthouse, 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington (Courthouse)


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Slice of Life

Order by: Wednesday, November 17

The annual fundraiser for Food & Friends, a Washington, D.C. nonprofit that provides meals and nutrition counseling for families living with serious illnesses across the region, has several locations in Arlington, Falls Church and Tysons for holiday pie pick-ups. Food & Friends works with D.C. bakery Whisked, and each pie sold provides a day of meals for one of the nonprofit’s clients. The Slice of Life program features five flavors this year that range in price from $28 to $45—and we recommend the Sweet Potato or Sea Salt Chocolate Chess. The deadline to order pies is Nov. 17 online or via a local seller, and pick-up is Nov. 23.



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Root + Stem

Order by: Friday, November 19 at 2 p.m.

The Falls Church caterer is offering four traditional pies from its pastry team led by Chris Works. Deadline to order is Nov. 19 at 2 p.m., and the pies can be picked up from its kitchen in the Fairview Park area of Falls Church or delivered on the Tuesday or Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.  Root + Stem can also prep you a complete Thanksgiving meal, from turkey and corn pudding to stuffing and Parker House rolls. // 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 110, Falls Church (Fairview Park), 703-289-1281



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Village Sweet

Order by: Friday, November 19

The Westover bakery is offering four pies for the holiday: traditional pumpkin with a cider crust, pumpkin cheesecake with Biscoff cookie crust, chocolate bourbon pecan with salted caramel and an apple cranberry streusel with a cider crust. Village Sweet is also baking seasonal breads, such as cranberry walnut and pumpkin chocolate chip. If you want a cute and sweet end to your holiday gathering, add their edible place cards to your order. The bakery is taking orders until Nov. 19 via its online ordering portal, and is also offering local delivery for $20 per order. // 5872 Washington Blvd., Arlington (Westover), 703-237-2700


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Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

Order by: Friday, November 19

The German bakery has the largest selection of pies in the region. You can choose from 18 pies, including traditional apple and pumpkin; specialty selections like mincemeat; five cream and mousse pies, including coconut cream and chocolate mousse; and even more fruit options, from rhubarb to blueberry (prices range from $14 to $25). Online orders are due Nov. 19 for pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 24. And if you pay for your Thanksgiving pie in advance, you can be pick it up near the shop’s garage on the ground level, avoiding the crowds inside. Don’t forget to add traditional holiday treats, such as citrusy Stollen bread, gingerbread men and peppery pfeffernüsse cookies, to your order. // 2150 N. Culpeper St., Arlington. 703-527-8394



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Oby Lee

Order by: Saturday, Nov. 20

The Arlington wine shop and cafe is selling eight different “mile-high pies.” Several of the options, including the best-selling Caramel Apple Crumb, are stuffed with apples picked by co-owner Oby Lee’s father in upstate New York and baked by co-owner Ula Piotrowska. The pre-order deadline is Nov. 20 via phone or online, but Piotrowska urges customers not to wait. Last year they had to close ordering early after quickly reaching maximum capacity. Pie prices range from $30 to 36, and you can pick up the pies at the Clarendon café Nov. 19-24. Oby Lee also specializes in wine, and will have red wine hot chocolate and apple cider mulled with wine on hand.  // 3000 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon), 571-257-5054


Bayou Bakery

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Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery

Order by: Saturday, November 20

The New Orleans-inspired bakery is offering eight pies this Thanksgiving, including unique flavors such as crunchy Virginia Peanut and Bacon Cayenne Pecan, which is a marriage of smoky bacon and spicy pepper. Prices range from $22 to $26. Place your order by phone or online until Nov. 20, and the last pick-up in Courthouse is Nov. 24. Don’t forget to order some sides, too, including savory bread pudding made with cornbread and Andouille sausage, pumpkin chai bread and sweet potato mash. //1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington (Courthouse),  703-243-2410

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The Happy Tart

Order by: Saturday, November 20

Owner Emma Cech is offering seven gluten-free pies this holiday, including Pumpkin Praline, Cranberry Linzer and Sour Cream Apple flavors. A new option this year allows you to serve the pie at the peak of freshness – you can order an unbaked Apple Pie that will be ready for your oven as soon as the turkey exits on Thanksgiving Day. Pies cost $26 to $36, and orders can be made online or over the phone before Nov. 20 for pick-up on Nov. 23 and 24. The Falls Church bakery can completely outfit your gluten-free table with baguettes, biscuits, dinner rolls and brioche, plus pumpkin rolls and seasonal cake pops for little diners. // 410 S. Maple Ave., Falls Church City, 571-395-8280

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Northside Social

Order by: Sunday, November 21

The bakery and café will bake a trio of all-butter-crust pies this year—maple pumpkin, apple cinnamon and brown sugar pecan—available at both the Arlington and Falls Church locations (prices from $33 to $37). The online deadline for pre-orders is Nov. 21, and you must order at least three pies to hit their pre-order minimum. For smaller needs, you can go to either location during Thanksgiving week and place your order in-person. Both Northside locations will be open on Nov. 25 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.—one of the few area baking operations to keep its doors open on Thanksgiving Day. Miniature pumpkin chocolate muffins, Honey IPA rolls, growlers of tea and coffee and savory quiches can be added to any order. //3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon) and 205 Park Ave., Falls Church City



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Best Buns

Order by: Monday, November 22 at 12 p.m.

The Arlington and Tysons locations will offer slightly different pie line-ups this year. You can grab Chocolate Bourbon Pecan and traditional pumpkin at both locations, but the Shirlington store will also have a pumpkin cheesecake; prices range from $27 to $42. Orders are due by Nov. 22 at noon, and can be made in person, online or over the phone. Add Parker House or Apple Butter Ozzie Rolls—the Great American Restaurant Group’s signature rolls, tossed in cinnamon and sugar and served with apple butter—to go with dinner, or turkey-and-pumpkin-shaped sugar cookies to cap off the big meal. // 8051 Leesburg Pike, Vienna (Tysons) and 4010 Campbell Ave, Arlington (Shirlington)


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Pastries by Randolph

Order by: Monday, November 22

The Cherrydale bakery has been selling pies in North Arlington for more than 30 Thanksgivings. This year, the Kosher-certified shop will bake six pies for the holiday, including Pumpkin Mousse and Apple Crumb (prices range from $20 to $36). PbR is taking online and phone orders until Nov. 22 for an outside pick-up in their tent during Thanksgiving week to avoid the lines inside. Add a box of fall leaf cookies, pumpkin cupcakes or Pumpkin Kugelhopf pound cake to complete your dessert display. // 4500 Langston Boulevard, Arlington (Lee Heights Shops). 703-243-0070

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Acme Pie Co.

Order by: Wednesday, November 24

Owner Sol Schott is offering five different pies this Thanksgiving: apple, pumpkin with candied ginger, sweet potato, pecan chocolate maple, and mixed berry. Local apples fill the apple pie, and it’s made without butter for those who are vegan. The pecan pie has a thin layer of chocolate on the bottom, and the sweet potato pie is made with dark brown sugar. Acme offers two sizes at two price ranges: 10” for $32 and 7” for $12. The bakery limits the amount of pre-ordered pies available to pick up from Nov. 20 to 24, so place your order well in advance to secure the pie you want; orders can be made in-person at the shop on Columbia Pike or over the phone. Schott says they will also sell any leftover pies on Nov. 24, but pre-orders take precedence. If you hope to pick up a sweet stray, you have to wait in line outside. //2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington, 703-647-9548


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Order by: Wednesday, November 24

Bakeshop is serving up 10 Thanksgiving pie flavors, including a vegan pumpkin, Peanut Butter Nutella and Pumpkin Spice Latte, ranging in price from $33 to $38. You can only order a whole pie in advance this year; place your order over the phone or in-person at either the Clarendon or the Falls Church location. Pick-up is available until 8 p.m. on Nov. 24 and until 11 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning in Arlington. If you’re hosting a smaller dinner, pie slices are available at the counter (no pre-orders) for $6.25 or $6.50 a pop, along with pumpkin whipped cream cake and breakfast breads like pumpkin chocolate chunk. // 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington (Clarendon), 571-970-6460; 100 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church City, 703-533-0002

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