Where to Order Your Thanksgiving Pies

Find classic apple, pumpkin and cherry, as well as elaborate flavors like salted-caramel-chocolate-chess, or bacon-cayenne-pecan, at these area bakeries. 🥧
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Local bakeries and restaurants are dishing out dozens of pie choices for Thanksgiving. (Photo courtesy of Matchbox Pizza)

A Thanksgiving without pie is like … well, a meal not worth having. Thankfully, there are loads of ready-to-order choices from local shops and bakeries if you haven’t got the time or inclination to bake your own from scratch. Consider these sweet (and, in few cases, savory) options:

Acme Pie Company

Available for pickup through Nov. 23

Dig into apple, candied ginger, mixed berry, pecan-chocolate-maple and sweet potato pies from this Columbia Pike bakery, whose motto is “pie fixes everything.” The shop will host in-store pickup from Nov. 19-23. // 2803 Columbia Pike, Arlington 


Available for pickup through 11 a.m., Nov. 24

Snag an 11-inch pie ($25) at this Rosslyn food hall in any of four flavors. The baked-daily pies, from in-house pastry chef Juan Vallardares and executive chef Cameron Cousin, come in apple, mixed-berry crumble, pecan and pumpkin. And if you’re looking for a full Turkey Day spread—including mascarpone & chive mashed potatoes and honey-glazed balsamic Brussels sprouts—they’ve got that too. // 1700 N. Moore St., Arlington (Rosslyn) 


Available until they sell out

You may know Justin Stegall’s sweets emporium for its cupcakes, macarons and mochas, but the homegrown bakery also serves up pies that are sure to delight your holiday guests. Choose from apple streusel, bourbon-chocolate-pecan, or plain pecan (all $38) or pumpkin ($34). And if regular pies aren’t your thing, pick up an icebox pie (served cold). We’re especially psyched to sample the pumpkin-spice-latte pie—which finds coffee whipped cream floating atop a pumpkin icebox pie on a Nilla wafer crust. Need vegan options? Bakeshop also has a vegan pumpkin pie ($38) and loaf ($24). // 1025 N. Fillmore St., Arlington and 100 E. Fairfax St., Falls Church 

Apple Caramel Crumb Square

Apple caramel crumb pie is among the seasonal choices at Livin’ the Pie Life. (Photo courtesy of Livin’ the Pie Life)

Bayou Bakery

Order By: 4 p.m., Nov. 19

Yes, chef David Guas and his team are whipping up traditional pecan and pumpkin pies. But this New Orleans-inspired cafe also carries other tempting choices, such as apple-cinnamon-crunch, bourbon-chocolate-chip, and bacon-cayenne-pecan. (You had us at bacon.) The pies range in price from $22-$26 and should be ordered at least 48 hours in advance of pickup. Need some extra sides for the main event? Bayou also has a host of savory options for your Turkey Day meal, including roasted sweet potato mash, and bread pudding made with andouille sausage, cornbread and cheddar. // 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington (Courthouse)

Food and Friends’ Slice of Life

Pick up a delicious pie from this organization and support community members in need at the same time. Choose from apple crumble, classic pumpkin, nutty pecan, sea-salt chocolate chess and sweet potato pies ($28-$45) made by Whisked Bakery. The funds will support a full day of meals for a D.C.-area resident with HIV/AIDS, cancer or other serious illness. // Pickup locations vary.

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe

Order By: Nov. 20

Arlington’s favorite German bakery is once again offering a slew of sliceable sweets for the big day. Consider apple, apple-caramel-nut, blueberry, cherry, lemon meringue, pumpkin, mousse pies, cream pies and more. Orders placed by Nov. 20 will be available Nov. 23 for pickup. // 2150 N. Culpeper St., Arlington

Livin’ the Pie Life

Order By: Nov. 18

Wendy MacCallum and Heather Sheire’s operation started as a farmers market stand and grew into a homey storefront, where the cult-status pies feature locally raised eggs, handmade crusts and irresistible flavors. Think salted-caramel-chocolate chess. Southern pecan “with a splash of bourbon.” And Southern pumpkin-praline, which won a Sports Illustrated award for best Thanksgiving pie in 2017. The 10-inch pies range in price from $34-$39 and include a gluten-free option, key lime. While the shop is already sold out of pies for pick-up Thanksgiving week, you can still order pies to be frozen and thawed in advance of the holiday. // 2166 N. Glebe Road, Arlington (near the intersection with Langston Blvd.)

Virginia Peanut Pie Bayou Bakery Coffee Bar Eatery

Find Virginia peanut pie and other Thanksgiving goodies at Bayou Bakery. (Photo courtesy of Bayou Bakery)


Order By: Nov. 20

Normally it’s known for pies topped with cheese and pepperoni, but for Thanksgiving, the pizza chain is also turning out dessert classics (apple, pecan and pumpkin) which start at $33. If you’re up for a drive, the restaurant is also offering Thanksgiving packages with mains and sides for pickup at its Rockville and One Loudoun locations. // 2911 District Ave., Suite 120, Fairfax (Mosaic District) and 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington (Pentagon City)

Northside Social

Order By: Nov. 18

Choose favorites such as apple-cinnamon, brown-sugar-pecan (both $38) and maple-pumpkin pies ($34) at either location of this all-day cafe, wine bar and coffee shop. The 9-inch pies can be pre-ordered (in quantities of three or more) and will also be available for purchase to walk-in customers the week of Thanksgiving. You can also pick up some extras for your holiday spread, such as white-bean-pesto soup or ham-spinach-gruyere quiche with caramelized onions. // 3211 Wilson Blvd., Arlington (Clarendon) and 205 Park Ave., Falls Church

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The 9-inch pies at Pastries by Randolph include this pretty cherry crust pie. (Photo by @terynashley)

Pastries by Randolph

Order By: 5 p.m., Nov. 21

Find traditional pies and a few twists at this longstanding Arlington bakery. They’ve got 9-inch apple crumb, pecan and pumpkin, but you might also consider the cherry crust and pumpkin mousse pies, made with heavy cream. Pies range in price from $19.50-$36. // 4500 Cherry Hill Road, Arlington (Lee Heights Shops)

Savagely Good

Order By: Nov. 16

There is no shortage of pies at this dozen-year-old bakery from Peggy Savage, who usually dishes out her creations at area farmers markets. This Thanksgiving, take your pick of apple, cherry, pecan, pumpkin, triple berry, a gluten-free key lime or one variety that may leave you feeling simultaneously chilled out and energized: chocolate-bourbon-espresso. To order, reach out to the bakery here.  // Available at area farmers markets.

Village Sweet

Order By: Nov. 18

Dawn Hart’s Westover bakery is offering five decadent desserts ($30-$35) on its Thanksgiving menu, including a pumpkin pie with cider crust, apple-cranberry with Dutch streusel topping, pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust and spiced whipped cream, and a gluten-free, flourless chocolate cake. And while you’re placing an order, take a look at the quiches, seasonal loaves, and place-card cookies (because all place cards should be edible). // 5872 Washington Blvd., Arlington (Westover)

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