Excellent Pie Shops That Will Ship Right to Your Doorstep
Every day should be pie day.
Pi day is coming and what better way to celebrate the mathematical constant than to consume various, circular pies while measuring out their circumferences and diameters. Whether you like sweet or savory, fruit pie or custard, crumble topping or reliable shortcrust, here are pie shops across America that will ship directly to you for a March 14 pie party. Grab a slice.
Los Angeles is home to many an excellent pie shop, but when Cake Monkey burst onto the scene, it threw down the sticky-fingered gauntlet. The cherry almond pie is the stuff of legends, while the cider-roasted apple pie gets an unexpected savory kick with the addition of cheddar crust, officially diffusing the weird looks you get if you’re one of those people who melts cheddar on apple pie. Oh, and it you really want to blow some minds, their Pop Pies—basically fancy Pop Tarts—can be delivered too.
The Elsen sisters have made a huge splash in the Brooklyn baking scene on the strength of their incredible pies, honed in the cold of their motherland South Dakota and brought to stunning life out east. They’ll ship pies pretty much everywhere, meaning you can get a taste of their Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan, the comfort-food-plus Salted Caramel Apple, and the Black Bottom Oat anywhere—even South Dakota.
Piegram is an extension of Milwaukee’s beloved neighborhood diner, Honeypie. The delivery service sends Honeypie’s cherished midwestern flavors nationwide with a rotating, seasonal menu. Single pies start at a mere $14—or you can just order a four-pack for $45. Trust us, you’ll get through all of them. Sample flavors include salted honey, chocolate chip cookie, and black and blueberry crumble.
GTPC takes its name from a bay that’s world famous for its cherries, so it stands to reason that you should absolutely get one of its legendary, crumbly topped pies, a gallon of ice cream, and a pillow. And while that pie is wonderful and perfect on its own, there are a bazillion other options too. Luckily, there’s a pie of the month club, which you should 1,000% join, because pie is too damn delicious for once a year… especially the there are chocolate cream pies, peanut butter chocolate cream, and every fruit imaginable packed into the crust.
The world has become obsessed with celebrating random holidays based around extremely specific food—did you get your mom a card for National Lobster Bisque With A Side of Texas Toast Day yet? Yet sometimes, a fake food holiday and a real one can work in tandem. Case in point: Irish people love pie. And Pie Day is right before St. Patrick's Day. Luckily, this enterprising St. Louis-area bakery made the connection. They’ll ship you such Emerald Isle favorites as an Irish Catch pie filled with leeks, scallops, mushrooms, or cram an entire meal of corned beef & cabbage into crust. There are other savory options like fresh tomato & cheese or bacon, mac & cheese, plus sweet stuff like gooseberry, blackberry, and salted caramel/apple. And considering you just need to click to get one, you can crack that second (or fifth) Guinness and wait for the pie to come to you.
Key lime pie is perhaps the greatest thing to come out of Florida, with respect to Sidney Poitier, Faye Dunaway, and, um… look, Key lime pie is super delicious, and perhaps the most famous and delicious variation comes not from the Keys, but from Miami. For 105 years, Joe’s has been the king of crabs, but also the king of Key lime, and now that they ship all over the US, they can help add a little sunshine to even the darkest of uncomfortable family dinners.
One of the very best bakeries in the entire country, Muddy’s slings the kind of amazing pies that cool on the windowsills of our hearts. Now, thanks to the folks at Goldbelly, you don’t need to make a pilgrimage to Graceland to get a taste, with pies like the ultra-rich Cocoa Chanel Chocolate Chess Pie, the Nancy’s Boy Coconut Chess Pie, and a show-stopping Punkin’ Pie on offer. And since it’d be a crime to skip the cookies, they also offer the pies as part of packed baker’s boxes. Or, as Elvis would call them, light snack boxes.
Key West, FL
If you’re going to order yourself a key lime pie, you might as well go directly to the source. Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe uses actual key limes in celebration of the official Florida state pie. It’s tart and zippy as every good key lime pie should be, but mellows out thanks to condensed milk and cream cheese.
Picking the right pie at a place like Pete’s can be an exercise in deprivation, what with chess pies like Lemon Poppy Seed, Black Bottom Almond, and Black Currant vying for precious real estate in your stomach. The beauty of this delivery is in its size: They offer up a crate of 8-12 mini pies, allowing you to really dominate the dessert spread. Or just throw a shitload of pie in your own freezer, if you’re not into sharing. We wouldn’t blame you.
Los Angeles, CA
Southern Girl Sweets brings a literal slice of the South to Los Angeles. Owned by two Florida natives, the west coast bakery offers a variety of treats like cupcakes, pudding, cakes, and of course pie. Taste the essence of Southern hospitality with the rich sweet potato pie or the sweet potato pecan pie. Both are available for shipping on Goldbelly if you’re not in the LA area.
Generally, when somebody presents you with something with “trash” in the name, it’s not the most appetizing. But the folks at Royers in Round Top have become world famous on the strength of their Texas Trash Pie, which makes the choice between candy and pie easy by loading its crust with graham crackers, pretzels, caramel, chocolate chips, coconut, and more. They make a variation with white chocolate too, but don’t skip the Butterscotch Chip Pie. It makes a great dessert for, well, dessert.
San Diego, California
Have you ever chomped into a juicy carnitas burrito outside a taco truck late at night and thought, “you know, this would be so much better if the tortilla was a pie?” Of course you haven’t. That's a highly specific thought to have... unless you’ve been to the San Diego Chicken Pie Shop, in which case, that's your nostalgia talking. The shop will gladly ship you an eight-pack of the show-stopping chicken pot pies for about $60, but might we recommend splitting that order to include four of the pitch-perfect chicken numbers and four of the carnitas version, which come packed with the succulent, fatty pork. Will it forever render a carnitas burrito insufficient? Nah. Will it make you ponder stuffing barbacoa, birria, or lengua into a crust? Absolutely.
New York, NY
Any pie spot that has a speciality flavor just for Pi Day definitely deserves a try. Aside from this seasonal blueberry crumb pie, Little Pie Company has a ton of classics like key lime, apple pie, and even Mississippi Mud Pie for chocolate lovers. NYC pie fans can place an order for pickup at their physical location in Midtown or if you’re not local, nationwide shipping is available through Goldbelly.
Two Fat Cats is one of those adorable, small bakeshops that specializes in the old-school ideal of pie-making, working with classic flavor combinations and honing them to perfection rather than trying to reinventing the pie tin-shaped wheel. Basically, when your dorky friends go on fall color tours of the NE and talk about charming pie shops, they’ve got a place just like this on their minds. Deliverables here includes one of the greatest Strawberry Rhubarb pies in the universe, plus a Maine apple number that is never better than in the fall.
Salted caramel pecan. Bourbon pecan. Caramel apple crumble. If your mouth isn’t watering yet, you may need to just experience the freshness of Justice of the Pies’ offerings. Aside from the delicious flavors, the pies are truly for the people as the company totes itself as a “social mission in a culinary art form.” If you’re in Chicago, you can find the pies at Goose Island Brewery, The Urban Canopy, Muse Coffee Studio, and Harry’s Cafe. But don’t fret if you live elsewhere; several of the flavors are available for nationwide shipping.
There are few foods more iconic in Indiana—sorry, St. Elmo’s shrimp cocktail and pork tenderloin sandwiches—than the glorious, rich, tooth-numbingly delicious sugar cream pie. Wick's has built an empire on these custardy delights, and for good reason: Nobody makes them better. If you’re a Hoosier far from home, this will bring you right back to the tables of yore. But a case. And maybe add a German Chocolate pie for good measure.
Los Angeles, CA
The Pie Hole is whimsical. The menu almost feels like it’s designed by a child—in a good way! There’s the Cereal Killer pie, studded with Fruit Loops and Fruity Pebbles. For fans of the savory stuff, there’s a mac and cheese pot pie. For chocolate devotees who can’t decide between two perfect desserts, a brownie pie. The best part is they ship nationwide.