Winter may theoretically be coming to a close but it isn’t spring just yet, and we still have a couple more days of the biting wind. We think the best way to savor these last few days of chilliness is with a warm pie— sweet or savory (or both!). Check out these five locations for outstanding pie, and get ready to treat yourself on the upcoming Pi Day!
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Four & Twenty Blackbirds has been serving up dessert pies, every day of the week, since 2010. Raised in rural South Dakota, two sisters with an eclectic range of interests settled down in Gowanus, Brooklyn to make pies with local and organic ingredients. They obtain milk and fruit from upstate New York, from Battenkill Valley Creamery and Wilklow Orchards, respectively. The local ingredients are not just for convenience; the pies at Four & Twenty Blackbirds are evidently fresh, raw, and natural— which makes for an undeniably delicious product. In their pursuit of local ingredients, the pie menu changes frequently depending on what fruits are in season. You can purchase a slice for about $5.00, or you can snag a whole pie from this counter service cafe; they also supply pies for weddings!
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Nestled into a small brick wall in Hell’s Kitchen, Little Pie Company can be spotted by a simple green awning and a mouth-watering window display of desserts. The bakery has been established since 1985 and offers pies of three different sizes: 5 inch, 8 inch, and 10 inch. They refrain from using anything artificial or chemical in their desserts and, instead, boast a commitment to pure, fresh ingredients. The store is open every day of the week, however, in case you can’t make it in, they also ship to any location in the US (though beware of the overnight shipping fee)!
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Upon entering Pie Corps in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, you are faced with a large chalkboard menu of products to satisfy your pie-needs; the selection ranges from sweet pies to breakfast hand pies to savory pot pies. The shop menu not only changes seasonally, but also daily, so you might want to call ahead and make sure they have your favorite on a given day. If you give them 24 hours notice, they’ll be sure to make it for you! Pie Corps also offers many classes in pie-making, such as a “Pie Crust Intensive.” They cater all kinds of events, all the while proclaiming a clever motto: “We are pie-oneers!”
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DUB stands for Down Under Bakery, which is wholly appropriate considering this speciality bakery, established in 2003, is the first ever to bring authentic New Zealand-Australian meat pies to New York City. You can enjoy DUB Pies in three ways. First, the bakery features two storefronts, one in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, and the other in Greenwich Village, Manhattan. Both stores are open seven days per week, and the Greenwich Village location doesn’t close until 3AM on the weekends! The second way to satisfy a meat pie craving is through DUB’s delivery service or range of catering services. However, the third and perhaps most exciting place to grab a DUB meat pie is from their brand-new food truck— The Pie Truck, which can be found at the corner of Jay St. and Water St. in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
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First Prize Pies may currently lack a storefront, but they definitely do not lack delicious pies. Allison Kave’s popular dessert pies can be found in Williamsburg every weekend at the Smorgasburg Brooklyn Flea Food Market, or they can be purchased online. You can also find her pies scattered across New York at certain restaurants and retail shops. Just recently, First Prize Pies teamed up with Kumquat Cupcakery under the new business name Butter & Scotch. As the company grows, the two plan to soon open a dessert and craft cocktail bar in Brooklyn. Definitely keep an eye on this budding project, as sparks are going to fly from this cupcake and pie collaboration.