Destination Baking Company
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If you don’t live near this neighborhood gem, it’s worth an excursion to oh-so-charming and often-overlooked Glen Park to get pastries and pies off the rolling racks at this no-frills bakery. Year-round, you’ll find some of the best tarts in the city, available in flavors like banana cream, chocolate, lemon, strawberry, apple, and raspberry. During the weekends, you can usually find a pie version of at least one of those flavors (always apple), and during the holiday season, you can get 9” single-crust pies rolled out in graham cracker crumbs (prevents soggy bottoms) in apple, pumpkin, pecan (even if you don’t like pecan, you’ll like this pecan—not too sweet and not too many pecan chunks), and sweet potato, and double-crust pies in marionberry and vegetarian mincemeat.