The holidays are coming, the holidays are coming? Are you prepared? Me neither. And to be perfectly honest I am not looking forward to the onslaught of holiday pressure and stress to make Thanksgiving, Hannukah, and Christmas picture perfect for my family so this year I am taking a shortcut that will not only save me time and energy, but also make my taste buds oh so happy. What is my sneaky secret? I am ordering delicious desserts from some of the best bakeries in the area. Read on to learn about four of the absolute BEST pies in Chicagoland.
Bang Bang Pie and Biscuits, Chicago
I am not really sure what their secret ingredient that makes everything that comes out of their ovens so amazingly delicious, but to be honest I don’t care. All I want to do is devour everything they make, from savory to sweet options…even their coffee.
Most popular pie flavor: Key Lime, but during the holidays the Apple Crumble is a hit. Visit their full Thanksgiving menu here.
Central Continental Bakery, Mount Prospect
Everything that I have tasted from this European bakery has been stellar, from their cookies to cakes, muffins…and of course, their pies as well. You can visit their extensive pie menu here.
Most popular pie flavor: Pumpkin whipped cream pie.
Hoosier Mama Pie Co., Chicago and Evanston
Both of the sunny locations of Hoosier Mama Pie Co. and truly pie heaven. Everything is made in house from the best local ingredients possible—obvious from just one bite. The Evanston location also serves pie flights after 6 p.m. so you can try out multiple flavors before ordering your holiday pie. The menu of savory and sweet pies changes daily, so be sure to check their website for details.
Most popular pie flavor: Pecan. Pecan pie, pecan rolls….they are truly the masters of pecan.
Flirty Cupcakes Dessert Garage, Chicago
Don’t be fooled by the name—Flirty Cupcakes is so much more than simply cupcakes! They also bake up the most delicious pies for the holidays and each flavor sounds more delicious than the other. Options range from traditional apple and pumpkin to flavorful maple pecan. For more flavors, check out their menu.
Most popular pie flavor: Caramel Apple
Now that I’ve gotten you ravenous, so out and shop small at these delicious local eateries. I must say that this was my absolute favorite article to research since everything was so insanely delicious, and thanks to everyone who helped me devour pie after pie in the spirit of research!