The Ultimate Pie Pilgrimage: Visiting 70+ Best Pie Makers in America

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Anyone ever taken a Pie Pilgrimage? Much like a beer pub crawl, only that we venture onto the open road to visit and sample some of the best pies America has to offer.

I just returned from a family vacation several weeks ago, and although we did have the opportunity to eat a lot of great food, as we made our way up the California coast, I alas, was not able to partake in any pie. None whatsoever. So it dawned on me, why not make my next trip a pie pilgrimage? In fact, why not make it a yearly event, to make my way around the country sampling the best in American pie, as listed in many of the popular food and news publications online and off?

Please keep in mind – this is by no means a COMPLETE and FINAL list of the greatest pie makers in the country. The list was compiled primarily from previous lists published in various articles online and in mainstream food and travel magazines, as well as conversations with friends and family from many different parts of the country. However, if there is a ‘pie maker’ that you believe should be included on my ‘Pie Pilgrimage’ itinerary, please let me know the details in the comment section below – name and website address (if any). The more the better. I never tire of pie and I know there are so many fantastic and unique pie recipes out there!

The Ultimate List of the Best Places to Get Pie in the United States

Alabama

Pie Lab
Pie Lab [Greensboro AL]

California

Marcie's Pies
Marcie’s Pies and Goods [Santa Ynez CA]

Simple Things
SimpleThings [Los Angeles CA]

Cake Monkey
Cake Monkey [Burbank, CA.]

piehole
The Pie Hole [Los Angeles, CA.]

threebabes
Three Babes Bakeshop [San Francisco, CA.]

Mission Pie
Mission Pie [San Francisco, CA.]

Julian Pie Company
Julian Pie Company [Santa Ysabel, CA.]

Sweetie Pies
Sweetie Pies [Napa Valley, CA.]

Pie n Burgers
Pie ‘n Burgers [Pasadena, CA.]

Colorado

Humble Pie Store
Humble Pie Store [Denver, CO.]

Mermaid Bakery
Mermaid’s Bakery [Denver, CO]

Connecticut

Michele's Pies
Michele’s Pies [Westport CT]

District of Columbia

Whisked
Whisked [Washington, D.C.]

Blue Duck Tavern
Blue Duck Tavern [Washington D.C.]

Dangerously Delicious Pies
Dangerously Delicious Pies [Washington D.C.]

Open City
Open City [Washington D.C.]

Buzz Bakery
Buzz Bakery [Washington D.C.]

Pie Sisters
Pie Sisters [Washington D.C.]

Florida

Key Lime Shop
Key Lime Shop [Key West, FL]

Georgia

Yesterday Cafe
The Yesterday Cafe [Greensboro, GA.]

The Pie Shop
The Pie Shop [Atlanta, GA.]

Hawaii

The Right Slice
The Right Slice [Lihue, HI]

Illinois

Hoosier Mama Pie
Hoosier Mama Pie Company [Chicago, IL.]

Indiana

Pie Kitchen
Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen [New Albany IN]

Iowa

Kathy's Pies
Kathy’s Pies [Cedar Rapids IA]

Kansas

The Upper Crust
The Upper Crust Pie Bakery [Overland Park KS]

Bang Bang Pie
Bang Bang Pie [Chicago, IL.]

Louisana

Strawn's
Strawn’s Eat Shop [Shreveport, LA.]

Massachusetts

Petsi Pies
Petsi Pies [Somerville, MA.]

Michigan

Achatz
Achatz Homemade Pie Co. [Armada, MI]

Minnesota

Aroma Pie Shop
The Aroma Pie Shop [Whalen, MN.]

Mississippi

Sugarees
Sugarees Bakery [New Albany, MS]

Missouri

A Slice of Pie
A Slice of Pie [Rolla, MO.]

Montana

Loula's Cafe
Loula’s Cafe [Whitefish, MT]

New Hampshire

Lou's Restaurant
Lou’s Restaurant [Hanover NH]

New Mexico

Pie-O-Neer
Pie-O-Neer [Pie Town, NM]

New York

Blackbirds
Four & Twenty Blackbirds [Brooklyn, NY]

Little Pie
Little Pie Company {New York, NY]

Milk Bar
Momofuku milk bar [New York, NY]

Baked NYC
Baked NYC [New York, NY]

Pie Corps
Pie Corps [Brooklyn, NY]

Two Little Red Hens
Two Little Red Hens [New York, NY]

City Bakery
The City Bakery [New York, NY]

The Blue Stove
The Blue Stove [Brooklyn, NY]

North Carolina

Scratch Baking
Scratch Baking [Durham, NC]

Angus Barn
Angus Barn [Raleigh, NC]

Ohio

Just Pies
Just Pies [Columbus, OH]

Oklahoma

The original fried pie shop
The Original Fried Pie Shop [Davis, OK]

Oregon

Random Order Coffee
Random Order Coffee [Portland, OR]

Tilt
Tilt [Portland, OR]

Pacific Pie Co.
Pacific Pie Co. [Portland, OR]

Lauretta jean
Lauretta Jean’s [Portland, OR]

Pie Spot
Pie Spot [Portland, OR]

Baker and Spice
Baker and Spice [Portland, OR]

Bannings
Bannings Restaurant and Pie House [Tigard, OR]

Divine Pie
Divine Pie [Portland OR]

Whiffles
Whiffles [Portland OR]

Bipartisan Cafe
Bipartisan Cafe [Portland OR]

Pennsylvania

I Luv Magpie
I Luv Magpie [Philadelphia PA]

South Carolina

Carolina Cider Co.
Carolina Cider Company [Yemassee SC]

South Dakota

Purple Pie Place
Purple Pie Place [Custer, SD]

Tennessee

Dale's Fried Pies
Dale’s Fried Pies [Knoxville, TN]

Littons Burgers
Littons Burgers [Knoxville TN]

Texas

Paris Coffee Shop
Paris Coffee Shop [Fort Worth TX]

Love Creek Orchards
Love Creek Orchards [Medina, TX]

Blue Bonnet Cafe
Blue Bonnet Cafe [Marble Falls TX]

Must be heaven
Must Be Heaven [Bryan TX]

Pie in the Sky
Pie in the Sky [Conroe TX]

Royers Cafe
Royers Round Top Cafe [Round Top TX]

Bevers Kitchen
Bevers Kitchen [Chapel TX]

Texas Pie Co
The Texas Pie Company [Kyle TX]

Cutie Pie wagon
Cutie Pie Wagon [Austin TX]

Emporium Pies
Emporium Pies [Dallas TX]

Tootie Pie
Tootie Pie Co. [Boerne TX]

Virginia

Mom's Apple Pie Co.
Mom’s Apple Pie Co. [Leesburg VA]

Washington

High 5 Pie
High 5 Pie [Seattle WA]

shoofly
Shoofly Pie Co. [Seattle, WA]

a la mode seattle
A La Mode Pies [Seattle WA]

Sweet Savory Pie
Sweet Savory Pie [Seattle WA]

American Pie Bakery
American Pie Bakery [Seattle WA]

West Virginia

Almost Heaven
Almost Heaven Desserts [Bridgeport WV]

Wisconsin

Honey Pie Cafe
Honey Pie Cafe [Milwaukee WI]

Norse Nook
Norse Nook [Osseo WI]

By all means! If there is one fantastically delicious pie maker that SHOULD be on this list of stops, please put in the comments below. I would hate to leave anyone off. The more the merrier right?

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13 Responses
  • The Pie Pimp
    September 30, 2014

    Add to the list:
    Crave Pie, Duluth GA

    • David Lawyer
      September 30, 2014

      Perfect! Thank you!

  • Kate McDermott
    October 1, 2014

    What a great idea and one that I totally support! I’ll hope you’ll visit me at Pie Cottage, too, David.

    • David Lawyer
      October 1, 2014

      ABSOLUTELY Kate! Also, if you’d like to share any of your wonderful expertise, tips or advice here on PieAddict, please let me know! I would be honored to have you share to my audience!

  • Jason Land
    November 18, 2014

    You missed one: The Sunglow Restaurant in Bicknell, UT; home of Pickle Pie and Pinto Bean Pie (among other amazing homemade pies).

    • David Lawyer
      November 19, 2014

      Jason thank you! I’ve never heard of The Sunglow but its nice that it’s in Utah. Not far from my location. Will definitely have to look into it!

  • NW Pie Riders
    November 18, 2014

    We are a motorcycle group that rides from state to state for pie! you need The Berry Patch on this list in Oregon. some of the best we have had.

    • David Lawyer
      November 19, 2014

      A ‘motorcycle group’ that rides state to state specifically for pie?? That is awesome!! I’ve never heard of such a thing? I would love to speak more with you on your ‘ventures?’ if possible? Thank you for the tip on The Berry Patch as well!

    • Del Walters
      December 11, 2014

      Anytime David! reach out to us on FB NW Pie Riders. You will find us there! We love to talk about pie…Well dessert in general. Hope to talk soon.

  • Christine Henderson
    November 18, 2014

    Village Kitchen and Pie Shoppe
    Carlsbad, CA

    • David Lawyer
      November 19, 2014

      Fantastic suggestion. Thank you for the tip!

  • John Mortensen
    August 1, 2015

    Pie Oh My in St Louis is the best!!

    • David Lawyer
      August 1, 2015

      Great feedback John. Thank you!

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