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 where to find the absolute BEST pies in Chicagoland.
Spilt Milk, Oak Park
This cozy bakery specializes in handmade pies and pastries created from local ingredients. The two sisters behind Spilt Milk are always coming up with new and innovative sweet and savory pies. Check out their Spilt Milk story here.
Most popular pie flavor: Heirloom Apple Pie and Chocolate Chess pie.
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.
Baker Miller, Chicago
Whether you visit Baker Miller for breakfast, lunch, or weekend brunch, your meal isn’t complete without a slice of their unique, organic pie flavors. Knowing that they solely use Fair Trade products, you can feel less guilty about the extra calories you are treating yourself to. Learn all about Baker Miller here.
Most popular pie flavor: Roasted pumpkin pie.
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.
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!