Where to Take Home the Tastiest Pie in the Hudson Valley
Grab a slice — or score a whole dish — of everyone's favorite fresh-baked treat.
We'll take one of each.
Courtesy of Pied Piper Pies
When it comes to dessert, we never discriminate. Cookies, muffins, ice cream, you name it and we'll be there to sample it all. Yet if we're talking about sweets we want to eat year-round, there's one confection that never fails to steal our hearts (and our stomachs).
Whether it's pumpkin on Thanksgiving, blueberry in the summer, or chocolate cream all year long, pie is always the perfect way to end the day (or start the morning, because apple pie is a completely acceptable breakfast option). In the Hudson Valley, we're blessed with an abundance of top-notch spots to score our favorite 3.14159...oh, you know what we mean.
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
This Columbia County bakery café never fails to blow us away with its inventive pastries and all-day, weekend brunch. Now, we can’t wait to get our hands on any pie the kitchen dreams up.
2258 Rte 66, Ghent
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 sells us. Brewster offers all the standard flavors, but the fancy-looking tarts are a true seasonal standout.
Towne Center, 1620 Route 22
This past Best of the Hudson Valley winner never fails to impress. Head to one of its 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)
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 easy staples, but the shop also offers apple nut caramel, peach praline, and strawberry rhubarb.
3074 Rte 9, Valatie
This shop has everything from classic apple, pecan, and blueberry pies to seasonal favorites like lemon crunch and red cherry pies. For those on the hunt for something showstopping, Grandma's also offers Boston cream, banana split cream, and Swiss chocolate almond concoctions. This is your one-stop-shop for the perfect end to your holiday meal.
1273 Central Ave, Albany
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
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
Jenny Bee's is a frequent vendor at locales like the Hudson Valley Regional Farmer’s Market in Brewster. She 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
Boasting fresh ingredients in an intimate setting, Main St. Goodness is home to PieconicNY, a bakery that specializes in bringing handwrought, homemade pies to all dessert lovers. The cute breakfast café is only slightly overshadowed by the wide selection of artisanal pies, like Empire State Bourbon Chocolate Walnut and Thor’s Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate.
20 Main St, Chatham
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 Rd, Woodstock
Noble Pies / Photo by Erik Christian Photography
For local flavor and that sweet nostalgic taste of a baked treat, look no further than Noble Pies. At Noble, fresh and authentic are essential. With roots as a humble farm stand, the retail bakery remembers its history and continues to bake like home. There’s a wide selection of sweet pies like the classic apple or Texas pecan, but also a surprising array of savory pies like chicken pot pie, vegetable quiche, and, when in season, a Thanksgiving dinner pot pie. Be warned: the latter is for serious eaters only.
121 State Rte. 94 South, Warwick
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.
125 Main St, 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