Where to Buy the Best Pies in Dallas-Fort Worth

Don’t show up empty-handed this holiday season.

There’s never a bad time to appear at someone’s door with a pie in your outstretched hands. But doing so during the holidays will result in nods of approval and fewer questions about your motives. So, whether you’re attending a family affair, your annual Friendsgiving, or your boss’s holiday soiree, pie is the ultimate icebreaker. Fortunately, there are plenty to choose from around town.

These are 15 of the best pie shops and artisan bakers in DFW. Check the websites for Thanksgiving and Christmas deadlines, then place your orders soon lest you’re forced to show up empty handed or—gasp—clutching a cellophane-wrapped fruit cake.

Bread Winners Café & Bakery
Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery | Bread Winners Cafe & Bakery

This long-running restaurant slings every dessert under the sun. That includes an impressive selection of homemade pies, many available in mini sizes or with gluten-free crusts. Take your pick from Caramel Apple, Bourbon Pecan, Banana Cream, Tart Cherry, and a dozen others, remembering that no gathering was ever ruined by having too many pies.
How to order: Call 214-754-0099 or order online for pickup and local delivery.

Celebration Restaurant
Celebration | Celebration

Celebration has been serving comfort foods for more than 50 years. And there aren’t many foods more comforting than pie, so during the holidays it churns out several round treasures for all your at-home feasts. The menu leans classic, with options including Pumpkin, Pecan, and Pumpkin-Pecan, plus Apple, Chocolate Cream Pie, and Coconut Cream Pie.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

The Joule
The Joule | The Joule

The Joule


The Joule’s pastry chef, Rose DeLaRosa, is baking several options for the holidays, including Caramel Apple Crumb Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Cream, and Chocolate Peppermint Cream Pie. That’s a lot of compelling pies.
How to order: Order online for pickup at Weekend Coffee inside the Joule.

Emporium Pies

Multiple locations

Emporium hawks pies from its original shop in Bishop Arts, plus outposts in Deep Ellum, McKinney, and Fort Worth. Holiday selections include the Drop Dead Gourdgeous (pumpkin spice with a gingerbread crust), Lord of the Pies (deep-dish apple with cinnamon streusel), and the Drunken Nut, a bourbon pecan pie with a shortbread crust.
How to order: Order pickup and delivery online or get nationwide shipping via Goldbelly.

Haute sweets patisserie
Haute Sweets Patisserie | Haute Sweets Patisserie

Haute sweets patisserie

Multiple locations

Haute Sweets is beloved for its macarons, cookies, and top-notch oatmeal cream pies, but during the holidays the crew dives hard into seasonal pies. Order a Pecan, Pumpkin Caramel topped with white chocolate cream and candied pecans, and Pumpkin Cheesecake with an Oreo cookie crust and cranberry compote topping. The latter is available in full-size or individual portions, so no one has to share.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

Sweet J’s

East Dallas

Jena Glover makes delicious baked goods year round, with sweet and savory pies and excellent toffee. During the holidays, her menu expands to include seasonal favorites, like this year’s lineup of Caramel Apple Crumble, Pumpkin Pie, Mocha Pie, Chocolate Bourbon Pecan, and Buttermilk Cranberry.
How to order: Order online for pickup and delivery.

Oak’d Handcrafted BBQ | Oak’d Handcrafted BBQ


Old Town

A barbecue joint isn’t the most obvious choice for scoring holiday pies, but Oak’d isn’t your average barbecue joint. The restaurant’s in-house pastry chef creates homemade desserts, ice creams, and biscuits alongside chef Mike Lane’s smoked meats and sides, and the menu features a selection of fresh pies like Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple, and Key Lime. Collect them all.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

More than just a solid pun, Piefalootin is a bakery that takes its selection seriously. Scroll through the extensive, constantly evolving menu to find classics, seasonal favorites, and originals available by the slice or whole pie. Holiday specials this year include Texas Pecan, Pumpkin, Coconut Cream, Chocolate Cream, Key Lime, and Buttermilk.
How to order: Call ​​469-573-8756 for pick-up.

Humble makes an assortment of fruit and cream pies, with a regular menu supplemented by rotating specials and a few savory pot pies. Holiday pies include Sweet Potato Bourbon Pecan, Cranberry Apple, Damn Fine Cherry, Texas Pecan, and Old Fashioned Apple, which is made with two pounds of tart Granny Smith and sweet Gala apples.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

Melisa’s homemade pies are great any time of year, but the holiday menu buttresses classics like apple and cherry with more festive fare. Think Pumpkin Pie layered with cream cheese for Thanksgiving and Chocolate Eggnog and Peppermint Mocha pies for Christmas.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

Norma's Cafe

Multiple locations

This beloved diner has been serving a menu of delicious comfort foods since 1956. Go for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and don’t leave without downing a slice of pie or taking a whole one to-go. The selection changes daily, but always features an assortment of fruit pies as well as the famous (and very tall) meringue-topped Mile-High Pie, available in flavors like lemon, coconut, chocolate, chocolate peanut-butter, and Oreo.
How to order: Call your nearest location or order online for pickup.

Empire Baking Company

East Dallas & Inwood Village

Empire bakes bread and other goodies for dozens of restaurants around town. Fortunately, the staff will also bake you a pie. The small but mighty roster includes just three options: Apple-Cranberry, Texas Pecan, and Pumpkin. For the best results, spring for one of each.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

Sweet Lucy’s sports a holiday menu featuring fun flavors like TX Whiskey Pecan, Chocolate Gingersnap Key Lime, and Blueberry Cranberry Crumble. Once you’ve gotten your sugar fix, break out the savory Thanksgiving Dinner Pot Pie. It starts with homemade cornbread dressing and is then layered with roasted butternut squash, roasted and smoked turkey, lots of gravy, and a spiced cranberry sauce, all packaged in a flaky, buttery crust.
How to order: Order online for pickup.

Stir Crazy has added a handful of seasonal pies to its already extensive menu, including Eggnog, Spiced Buttermilk, and Apple-Cranberry. The best part? Each is available as a whole pie or mini pie. If you go the pint-sized route, you can score six or a dozen, providing a personal pie for everyone at the table this year.
How to order: Order pick-up online.

Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop

Multiple locations

With several locations across North Texas, you’re never too far away from a Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. And that’s great news come holiday season, when you require easy access to cream pies, fruit pies, and the ever-popular I-40, a mountain of pecans, chocolate chips, and toasted coconut, all wrapped up in a sweet shortbread crust.
How to order: Order pick-up and nationwide delivery online.

Kevin Gray is a freelance writer and editor covering all things food, drinks, and travel. He’s written for The Dallas Morning News, Forbes, Liquor.com, Men’s Health, and Wine Enthusiast, and his extensive home bar is turning into a real Hoarders situation.