5 Best Spots in DFW To Score Your Thanksgiving Pie

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shutterstock_229093450In a perfect world we sit down to a Thanksgiving feast comprised of all of our favorite foods, made in our own kitchens from scratch by loving hands. In case you haven’t noticed, this isn’t a perfect world and often we are scrambling for last minute items to add to the table just as the stores close on Wednesday night. We understand. We can remember at least one Thanksgiving when a last minute feast consisted of boxed mac and cheese and deli sliced turkey. It happens — life is busy.

This year there’s no reason not to have great pie with whatever else you manage to put on the table. Pecan, pumpkin, chess, apple, or other are all available in our area. Where to get the best? We’ll share — here are our pick for 5 of the best places to pick up your Thanksgiving pie in DFW. Time is of the essence because these places sell out fast. You’re welcome.

1 Emporium Pies

Emporium Pies
Of course Emporium Pies. This little pie-ery in Bishop Arts District is known all over the area for those flaky crusts and thick fillings. There's one located in McKinney as well. All natural ingredients are coaxed into magical pies here plus you'll feel like you stepped into a Thomas Kincaide painting. Hint: The pumpkin pie has a gingerbread crust.
314 N. Bishop Ave. Dallas TX 75248 469 206 6126

2 Highland Park Cafeteria

Highland Park Cafeteria/Facebook
When a restaurant has been around since 1925 there's a good reason. Highland Park Cafeteria has been doing fresh and local before it was cool. They know what they are doing -- some of their cooks have been there since the 1950s! They've stuck with classic southern comfort food and the pies have those flaky crusts and generous fillings we love so much. Hint: The buttermilk pie has almonds strewn on the top.
1200 N Buckner Road at Garland Road Dallas TX 75218 214 324 5000

3 Paris Coffee Shop

Sheila Scarborough
Paris Coffee Shop in Fort Worth is another spot that's been around for a long time -- 85 years to be exact. The pies here are so good that they caught the attention of Food Network who added it to their Best Bakeries for Thanksgiving Pie list. We agree. Hint: Duff Goldman went nuts over the Coconut Meringue
704 West Magnolia Fort Worth TX 76104 817 335 2041

4 Swiss Pastry Shop

Robert Strickland
Swiss Pastry Shop in Fort Worth is another longtime, family-owned shop that makes pies that you'll dream about. They are constantly adding new pastries and changing things up but the favorites are constant. Try the Texas Krack, a brown sugar chess pie with vanilla and cinnamon. Hint: The Texas Krack pie is addictive.
3936 W Vickery Blvd Fort Worth TX 76107 817 732 5661

5 Oak St. Pie Company

Oak St. Pie & Candy/Facebook
So yes, you are looking at a picturesque 50 minute drive to Roanoke, depending on where you live in DFW but at the end of the road you'll experience the "Best Pie in Texas". They aren't the only ones that say so, either. They've been give accolades by everyone from DMagazine to Serious Eats. What's their secret? A hand rolled all butter crust. Hint: Pie selections change often so your best bet is to call ahead.
110 N Oak St Roanoke TX 76262 817 490 0994.
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