Where to Take Home the Tastiest Pie in the Hudson Valley
Grab a slice - or score a whole dish - of everyone's favorite holiday treat.
We'll take one of each.
Courtesy of Pied Piper Pies
We love cooking and baking — and of course, entertaining — but hosting the whole T-day affair? That’s a totally different bag of stuffing. Whether you’re already making up a meal plan and perfecting all your table trimmings, or wondering if this is the year you start dining out on Thanksgiving, why not eliminate some of the holiday heavy lifting by outsourcing your dessert? Ordering your pies from one of these six spots will ensure that your after-dinner spread is top-notch:
This shop has everything from classic apple, pecan and blueberry pies to seasonal favorites like fresh open raspberry and mince pies. For those watching their sugar intake they also offer sugar-free apple, blueberry, peach, and cherry pie. This is your one-stop-shop for the perfect end to your Thanksgiving meal.
1273 Central Ave, Albany
This Columbia County newcomer has already blown us away with their inventive pastries and all-day, weekend brunch. Now, we can’t wait to get our hands on any pie they dream up.
2258 Rte 66
Pies made by the finest culinary minds in-training. Apple, pumpkin, and pecan are all offered (plus a few gluten-free flavors!) — need we say more?
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive (Route 9)
More than just awesome coffee, this Newburgh spot is cranking out pies just like your mama made ‘em. Which makes sense, given Chef/owner Julie Neely’s pension for re-purposing family recipes into the most delectable cafe offerings.
5462 Route 9W
This previous Best of the Hudson Valley winner never fails to impress. Head to one of their two outposts for all the traditional Thanksgiving pie offerings (available in 8- or 10-inch sizes) as well as an ample selection of freshly baked breads and rolls.
111 N Front St and 584 Broadway
845.338.7505 & 845.338.1580 (respectively)
Normally harping the finest French pastries in all the land, we’ll happily gobble up any pie this Putnam County shop will sell us. They’ll be offering all the standard flavors, but order one of their fancy looking tarts for a true T-day standout.
Towne Center, 1620 Route 22