There’s no reason to have “pie in the sky” hopes about your Thanksgiving dessert this year. Uptown bakeries are cookin’ up plenty of sinfully sweet pies and we’ve put together a list of some of the best.
Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery
122 Hamilton Pl., (212) 862-5909
“People are looking for the freshest ingredients when they come here,” said Amadou Diakite, one of the owners of the Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery. While the bakery’s southern style pumpkin pie might be their most popular Thanksgiving dessert, it will be hard to pass up their chocolate pecan pie.”
810 W. 187 St., (212) 927-9262
Stop by Gideon’s Bakery in Washington Heights for a large selection of pies this holiday season, including pecan, apple, cherry, pumpkin and blueberry. Prices start at $11 and all pies are made fresh from scratch.
Carrot Top Pastries
5025 Broadway Ave., (212) 569-1532
With two locations in Upper Manhattan, Carrot Top Pastries offers a wide selection of pies this season, with prices starting at $17.50. But you better hurry– pick up begins this Tuesday on a first come, first serve basis!
Make My Cake
2380 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., (212) 234-2344
A neighborhood staple for more than 15 years, Make My Cake is servin’ up tons of pie this Thanksgiving, offering pumpkin and sweet potato variations in both regular and sugar-free recipes. “We make them from scratch, and they make you feel like you’re home,” said employee Karena Bartee.
Hungarian Pastry Shop
1030 Amsterdam Ave., (212) 866-4230
Known for its wide selection of pastries, the Hungarian Pastry Shop will be offering pumpkin pies and cheesecakes this holiday season for $20 each. “There’s nothing secret… they’re just good,” said manager Philip Binioris.