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 raspberry and mince pies. For those watching their sugar intake, Grandma's also offers sugar-free apple, blueberry, peach, and cherry pie. This is your one-stop-shop for the perfect end to your holiday 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, Ghent
Head here for pies made by the finest culinary minds-in-training. Apple, pumpkin, and pecan are all available (plus a few gluten-free flavors!) — need we say more?
The Culinary Institute of America
1946 Campus Drive (Route 9), Hyde Park
More than just awesome coffee, this Newburgh spot cranks out pies just like your mama made ‘em. It makes sense, given chef/owner Julie Neely’s penchant for re-purposing family recipes into the most delectable cafe offerings.
5462 Route 9W, Newburgh
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, Kingston
845.338.7505 & 845.338.1580 (respectively)
Although we're normally here for the finest French pastries in all the land, we’ll happily gobble up any pie this Putnam County shop will sell us. Brewster offers all the standard flavors, but the fancy-looking tarts are a true seasonal standout.
Towne Center, 1620 Route 22
This shop has all the classics, from apple to pecan to pumpkin pie, and even gluten-free options upon request. For savory solutions, Nana's has a savory pie filled with mushrooms, caramelized onions, and parmesan cheese.
98 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock
Jenny Bee's is a frequent vendor at the Hudson Valley Regional Farmer’s Market in Brewster. The vendor offers a variety of pies, with creative crust designs that takes the treats to the next level. Stop by the farmers market early to make sure you get one of your favorites.
15 Mount Ebo Rd South, Brewster
The country atmosphere of this shop is accompanied by the smell of fresh baked pies from the moment you enter. The shop offers customers whole pies and pies by the slice. If you really want to go all out, ask for a scoop of Jane’s Ice Cream to top it off. In addition to fresh pies, frozen pies like quiche and key lime pie are available for purchase as well.
366 N Highland Ave, Nyack
Everything in this shop is made from scratch, from the crust to the filling. Try a classic slice like apple or blueberry pie or venture out and taste the chocolate chip pecan pie. Yes, you heard that right. The chocolate chip cookie crust is filled with pecan pie goodness and served hot with a heaping scoop of ice cream.
190 Angola Rd, Cornwall
This pick-your-own farm is known for harvesting some of the best apples in the Hudson Valley, but it is also home to a wonderful bakery. John Henry, the baking manager, has been cranking out pies, donuts, and other whimsical treats for over 25 years. The classics are an easy go-to, but the shop also offers apple nut caramel, peach praline, and strawberry rhubarb.
3074 Rte 9, Valatie
A Hudson Valley favorite at this farm's bakery is the apple raspberry pie. The blend of the two fruits makes for a sweet, yet tart bite of pie goodness. The shop also offers classics like cherry and blueberry pie year-round, along with coconut custard and pumpkin pie in late September. All pies are made fresh daily.
226 Rte 82, Hudson