This family-owned bakery on Fulton St is known for its famous Navy Bean Pie—a traditional staple of the Nation of Islam that is custard-like with a mellow sweetness and tons of nutritional value. Grab one for your Thanksgiving table in one of three sizes (mini pies, anyone?) or a classic Pecan, Sweet Potato, or Coconut Custard. While there isn’t a specific cut off date, try to place your pie order by Monday, November 21st.
Opened in 2001, this family-owned business is famous for its navy bean pie, which was popularized by the Nation of Islam in the 1930s as a healthy and protein-filled part of their pork-free diet. Bean pies are dense, sweet, and creamy and the ones at Abu’s are classic examples of the genre. In addition, the bakery also sells sweet potato, pecan, and coconut custard pies, plus crumble-topped apple and peach pies if you’re lucky.