Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 25, which means it’s time to order a pie or 10. Boston, which sits on the ancestral lands of the Massachusett people, is full of restaurants and bakeries offering pies for the holiday season. Below, find some sweet pie and tart options available for preordering in and around the city, in a wide variety of flavors and with various dietary restrictions accommodated.
50 Lovejoy Wharf, West End, Boston
Alcove’s Thanksgiving takeout options include apple cranberry, pumpkin, chocolate hazelnut, and pecan pies ($25 each). Order by 2 p.m. on November 22 for pickup on November 25.
Bakers’ Best Catering
150 Gould St., Needham
Bakers’ Best’s Thanksgiving dessert selection includes apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies ($29 each), which each serve eight to 10. (In the “not really pie but pie is in the name” category, there are also whoopie pies available in chipwich, carrot cake, and other flavors.) Order online by November 14 for pickup or delivery.
The Banks Fish House
406 Stuart St., Back Bay, Boston
The Banks Fish House is offering apple, bourbon pecan, pumpkin, and banana cream pies ($28 each) for the holiday; call (617) 399-0015 through November 20 for pickup through November 24.
360 Harrison Ave., South End, Boston
Bar Mezzana is known for its coastal Italian cuisine, but the restaurant is offering some traditional Thanksgiving options, including pumpkin and pecan pies ($30-$35). Pecan sticky rolls are also available. Order by phone (credit card required at time of order) — (617) 530-1770 — by November 18 for pickup on November 24 between noon and 8 p.m.
47 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill
With pickup times available on November 23 and 24, Bianca is offering apple caramel pie, pumpkin pie, and mocha ganache tarts for the holiday ($26-$37). Preorder online.
Blue Frog Bakery
3 Green St., Jamaica Plain, Boston
Blue Frog is offering pumpkin, sweet potato, apple cranberry, and more pies this Thanksgiving ($20-$25), for pickup on November 23, 24, or 25; order in person or by phone by November 23 — (617) 983-3764.
Blue Ribbon Barbecue
908 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington; 342 Washington St., Dedham; 1375 Washington St., West Newton
In addition to a range of heat-and-eat holiday packages stuffed with smoked turkey, pork loin, and more, Blue Ribbon has some a la carte side and dessert options available, including key lime pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and apple crumb pie. Prices start at $5.99 for six-inch pies (key lime and pumpkin only) and go up to $16.99 for pies that feed eight. Order online by 5 p.m. on November 19 for pickup at Blue Ribbon’s Arlington, Dedham, or Newton Highlands commissary location on November 24 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Delivery is also available on November 23 and 24.
443 W. Broadway, South Boston
Head to South Boston to pick up a pie on November 23 (noon to 8 p.m.), 24 (noon to 8 p.m.), or 25 (8 a.m. to 12 p.m.); online ordering is open now. Flavors include apple, pumpkin pecan praline, French silk, and more, and each can be made traditionally or gluten-free. Prices range from $30 to $35. Optionally add gelato pints, vanilla bean whipped cream, and/or jugs of espresso martini.
300 Technology Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge
Catalyst’s Thanksgiving menu includes apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies ($30 each). Order by noon on November 22; find ordering details here.
Clear Flour Bakery
178 Thorndike St., Brookline
Clear Flour is taking a limited number for pre-orders for pickup on November 24, with ordering opening up on November 12; watch the bakery’s website for updates. Otherwise, Thanksgiving items will be available on a first come, first served basis, with the bakery operating from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday the week of Thanksgiving (closed on Thanksgiving). Specials available November 22 through 24 include apple crumble pie, bourbon pecan tart, pear cranberry rustic tart, and more. Those who plan further ahead and stop by between November 19 and 21 will find Normandy apple tart as well.
Community Servings: Pie in the Sky
Multiple pickup locations around Greater Boston
For nearly 30 years, Community Servings has been running a holiday pie drive to raise funds. (The local organization works to prepare and deliver medically tailored meals to 3,000 homebound people annually in the Boston area.) One pie — $30 — allows Community Servings to feed a client for a week. In non-pandemic years, over 150 volunteer restaurants, caterers, chefs, and bakers would bake the pies for the drive, but in the midst of continuing pandemic challenges, this year’s fundraiser will feature pies baked solely by Hyde Park-based Boston Baking Inc. and a dozen local restaurants. Donors can choose among apple, pecan, and pumpkin and pick up the pies on November 23 at a designated site; there are numerous Boston-area pickups spots available. Order pies online. Presenting sponsor Whole Foods is also participating, donating $5 for each Pie in the Sky apple or pumpkin pie sale at all Massachusetts locations from November 15 to 30.
248 Cypress St., Brookline
Order a pie by 5 p.m. on November 12 for pickup in Brookline (November 23 or 24) or Reading (November 24); flavors include apple cranberry crumb, pear salted caramel, coconut cream, chocolate pecan, and more. There are several gluten-free options, too — blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, and pecan. Pie prices range from $22 to $26, but there are also mini five-inch pies in a few flavors for $9.25 apiece.
Earnest Drinks / Gracie’s Ice Cream
399 Binney St., Kendall Square, Cambridge
Why get regular pie when you can get ice cream pie? Gracie’s default version ($28), which feeds six to 12 people, comes with an Oreo crust, hot fudge topping, and Oreo topping, but you can inquire about other options. These typically take about four hours to make, so don’t wait until the very last minute to order.
Multiple locations in Boston and Cambridge
Flour is offering “everything but the turkey” for Thanksgiving — a wide variety of trimmings, sides, and desserts, available for a la carte ordering. Pies include Southern pecan, pumpkin, double-crust apple, chocolate cream, lemon meringue, and more; there are several gluten-free options. (There are other sweet treats available, too, including Flour’s famous sticky buns.) Order by 4 p.m. on November 21 for pickup at any location on November 23 or 24.
Fornax Bread Company
27 Corinth St., Roslindale, Boston
Fornax doesn’t just specialize in bread: There are pies, too, including blueberry, apple, and pear cranberry, not to mention tarts like chocolate bourbon pecan and maple nut. They’re priced between $16 and $30, depending on size and type. Consult the menu and order by phone or email by the end of the day on November 20; a 50% deposit will be required. Pickups are available on November 23 and 24.
Hi-Rise Bread Company
208 Concord Ave., Cambridge
Hi-Rise’s nine-inch pies ($34-$36) serve eight to 10 people and come in apple, pecan, and pumpkin; view the full menu here. Order by 4 p.m. on November 21 online, by phone — (617) 876-8766, or in person for pickup on November 24 or 25.
248 Bay Rd., Hamilton
The bakery’s Thanksgiving selection includes black bottom pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple streusel pie, and more ($27-$34). Order by 2 p.m. on November 17 (some items might sell out earlier) for pickup on the morning of November 24.
547 Commonwealth Ave., Newton Centre
Inna’s is offering apple pie with streusel topping and pumpkin pie this year; the apple pie is vegan. The nine-inch pies are $20-$25. (It’s a good time to stock up on frozen latkes for Hanukkah, too.) Order by November 12 for pickup on November 24.
Jennifer Lee’s Bakery
Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Downtown Boston; 127 Cambridge St., Worcester
All of Jennifer Lee’s baked goods are vegan and free of top allergens (gluten, eggs, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, and sesame); most items are also coconut-free. This year’s Thanksgiving menu includes nine-inch apple crumble and pumpkin pies ($25) and lots of other sweet treats. Order by November 15 for pickup in Boston or Worcester on November 23 or 24; preorders for Worcester are required, while preorders for Boston are encouraged but not required. There will also be a pickup available at Timberyard Brewing Company in East Brookfield on November 21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
21 Union Sq., Union Square, Somerville
Juliet’s Thanksgiving pies serve eight to 10 ($30 each) and come in bourbon orange pecan, pumpkin, apple, and chocolate tahini; gluten-free pumpkin is also available. Order for pickup on November 23 or 24.
100 N. 1st St., Cambridge
As part of the Thanksgiving options from the Lexington and Cafe Beatrice, there are apple, pumpkin, and pecan pies available ($25-$28). Order by November 19 for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on November 24.
Best known for doughnuts, Lionheart Confections is making Thanksgiving pies available for pickup at Branch Line — apple, pumpkin, and chocolate, with both classic and special Lionheart versions available for the apple and pumpkin. (The special apple pie, for example, includes a cheddar crust, granny smith apple filling, and a Ritz cracker cheddar streusel topping.) Order by 5 p.m. on November 19.
246 W. Broadway, South Boston
The fully vegan South Boston cafe is offering apple, pumpkin, and maple pecan pies for the holiday ($45 each). Preorder online for pickup on November 23 or 24.
1 Kendall Sq., Kendall Square, Cambridge; 1659 Beacon St., Brookline
Mamaleh’s is offering an a la carte Thanksgiving selection this year, which includes pies: charoset; sweet potato with Fluff topping; and chocolate tahini swirl — each available whole ($32) or by the slice ($6). Unbaked pie shells are also available ($8). Order (Cambridge, Brookline) by November 22 for pickup or delivery between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. November 23 or 24 (at/from either location).
New City Microcreamery
403 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge; 28 Main St., Hudson
Another option for ice cream pies: New City is serving apple, pecan, and pumpkin ice cream pies ($35 each), each with a waffle cone crust. Order online for pickup November 22 to 24 at either location.
285 Beacon St., Somerville
The local mainstay in the pie scene is offering a variety of 10-inch pies ($30 each) for the holiday (each meant to feed six to eight), available for pickup on November 23 or 24: apple crumb, vegan apple, brown butter pecan, sweet potato, and more. The ordering deadline is fluid, depending on how many orders come in, but it’ll probably be on or before November 15, so don’t wait too long. (Note: The shop will not be offering coffee or pastry sales during Thanksgiving week.)
Puritan & Co.
1166 Cambridge St., Inman Square, Cambridge
The Lexington’s older sibling Puritan & Co. is offering the same pie selection — apple, pumpkin, and pecan ($25-$28). Order by November 19 for pickup between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on November 24.
Revival Cafe & Kitchen
103 Newbury St., Back Bay, Boston; 197 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville; 125 Cambridgepark Dr., Alewife, Cambridge
The trio of cafes has apple, pecan, pumpkin, and chocolate cream pies available for the holiday ($25 each), available for pickup on November 23 or 24. Order online from any location.
256 Marginal St., East Boston
Now open in the longtime KO Pies space in East Boston and carrying on its Australian meat pie tradition, Seabiscuit is offering traditional 10-inch sweet pies (apple, pecan, pumpkin, and blueberry) as well as a savory turkey pie for Thanksgiving. No a la carte ordering; these are part of a $200 package meant to feed four to six people. It also includes sides and dinner rolls. Order for pickup on November 23 or 24.
Sofra Bakery and Cafe
1 Belmont St., Cambridge
Sofra’s Thanksgiving pies ($34 each) serve six to eight and come in the following flavors: sesame caramel pumpkin (with tahini caramel custard and candied pepita sesame crunch), brown butter pecan (with espresso dates), and apple butter custard (with buttermilk custard and caramelized white chocolate buckwheat crisp). Order online for pickup between 9 and 5 p.m. on November 23 and 24; the shop will be closed on the 25th.
50 Dalton St., Back Bay, Boston; 149 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge
In addition to turkey and sides, Summer Shack is serving apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies for $25 each. Order online for pickup at either location between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on November 24. (Want to go savory? There’s also lobster pot pie for $75.)
120 Kingston St., downtown Boston
The downtown restaurant is focusing on sides and desserts for its Thanksgiving options, including apple crumble pie and pumpkin cheesecake swirl pie ($22 each). Order by November 23 for pickup beginning at 11 a.m. on November 24.
1381 Boylston St., Fenway, Boston
In addition to smoked turkey, sides, biscuits, and more, Sweet Cheeks also has pumpkin, maple buttermilk, and malted chocolate cream pies available ($37 each). (Other a la carte desserts are also available upon request; email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire.) Order by November 17 at 3 p.m. for pickup between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on November 24.
Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Multiple locations around Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline; nationwide shipping available
Growing local chain Tatte is offering a variety of Thanksgiving baked goods for local pickup and nationwide shipping, including apple pie ($38), maple pecan pie ($40), pear tart ($42), and more. Order by 8 p.m. on November 19.
2263 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Try a pie sampler from Urban Hearth ($35) — four five-inch pies in maple pumpkin, bourbon chocolate pecan, apple crumb, and toasted coconut cream (no substitutions). Order online. (Full Thanksgiving dinner is also available for preorder and pickup on November 24 and 25.)
450 Massachusetts Ave., Central Square, Cambridge
The vegetarian restaurant — whose bakery is completely vegan — is offering pumpkin, pecan, chocolate cream, and apple pies for the holiday ($17 for a six-inch pie that feeds two to four; $32 for a nine-inch pie that feeds six to eight). Order by November 21 at 4 p.m. for pickup on November 23 or 24. No delivery available.
11 Wheeler Rd., Concord
The Concord farm’s Thanksgiving menu includes several pies: pecan, Kentucky bourbon pecan, apple (and gluten-free apple), and pumpkin ($12-$27, depending on size and type). Order by 5 p.m. on November 18 (or earlier as some items might sell out ahead of time) for curbside pickup on November 23 or 24.
1786 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
This fully gluten-free bakery is offering nine-inch pies ($32; each feeds six) for the holidays: pumpkin, pecan, chocolate pecan, mixed berry, and apple crumb; all are vegan. Mixed berry crumb and chocolate pecan are also available in a six-inch version that feeds two ($15). There’s also Italian ricotta pie ($36), which is not vegan. Order by noon on the day before your desired pickup; these are available from November 20 through 25.