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Who have the best pie for holiday?

Austintt Nov 18, 2007 08:21 PM

No big name, no Whole Foods...looking for some unknown local place who you think have the best pie?


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    rusty_s RE: Austintt Nov 19, 2007 12:53 PM

    I am a huge fan of Texas Pie Company pies. They are in Kyle. I don't know if they do pumpkin pie. I know they don't do meringue pies. I recommend their fruit pies and their chocolate pie.

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      mkwng RE: rusty_s Nov 19, 2007 01:37 PM

      Love Texas Pie Co! They have a pumpkin praline. If you want it for Thanksgiving, I'd call now.


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        QTG RE: mkwng Dec 10, 2007 08:28 AM

        Avenue B grocery used to carry their pies wrapped up in individual slices. I would always get a slice with my sandwich when I lived two doors down from them. Does anyone know if they still do?

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      yimay RE: Austintt Nov 19, 2007 07:53 PM

      royer's in round top has really good pies. funny enough they now are sold at whole foods.

      1. MPH RE: Austintt Nov 19, 2007 08:00 PM

        If you're looking for a practically unknown local place with great sweet-potato pie, you should check out Galloway's Sandwich Shop at 1914 East 12th Street. I'd suggest calling right away if you're interested in picking one up before Thursday. For details on the pie, see this post:


        1. chispa_c RE: Austintt Nov 29, 2007 11:30 AM

          This isn't local, but it's a beautiful drive or motorcycle ride to Blanco:


          Hands down the best apple pie and apple cake I've ever had.

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            Honey Bee RE: chispa_c Nov 29, 2007 11:41 AM

            I second this recommendation. Hubby likes the apple pie, but I am total sucker for the apple pecan cake. Whenever I visit my folks is San Antonio, they expect me to show up with one. (The only mistep I have ever encountered there was a peach cobbler.) Plus, the lady that owns it is really nice.

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              Dave in Dripping Springs RE: Honey Bee Dec 10, 2007 08:04 AM

              Blue Bonnet Cafe Pies are incredible. Worth the drive....Their Pecan and Cherry Pie is divine.


              They are in Marble Falls, but it is worth the drive, esp since you can go to Coopers or Opies BBQ on the way back/there....

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                chowinginaustin RE: Dave in Dripping Springs Dec 10, 2007 10:19 AM

                I just went to the monument cafe in georgetown and had a slice of their signature chocolate pie...It was sooooo heavenly!! They have a good selection of fresh baked deserts every day. You can call and special order anything they make. The list was more extensive than what they offer on a daily basis.

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                  Meshelle RE: chowinginaustin Dec 10, 2007 11:29 AM

                  Monument Cafe is one of my favorites in Georgetown. My friend and I are planning on a visit there on Friday. My favorite is the pound cake when they have it. Maybe, I'll try to chocolate pie.

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                    danoc RE: Meshelle Mar 20, 2008 07:11 AM

                    Coconut Cream Pie at Monument Cafe is DIVINE! Real whipped cream, homemade pie crust, nice toasted coconut. MMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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            kencitadel RE: Austintt Mar 19, 2008 02:02 PM

            Not worth the trip, drive by and find another establishment

            I spend 100 nights a year on the road and this is one of the worse meals in a long time, including the pie
            Eggs were wet, panckes had a burnt taste, grits not southern

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              addlepated RE: kencitadel Mar 19, 2008 02:40 PM


            2. chispa_c RE: Austintt Jul 18, 2008 07:37 PM

              There's a woman named Lucy who makes the pies for some restaurant in Elgin. Her lemon meringe is beautiful. You have to like a HUGE stack of meringe but the filling is good too - nice and tart...

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                sighmesigh RE: chispa_c Jul 21, 2008 09:52 AM

                The "some restaurant in Elgin" would be the City Cafe.

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                  chispa_c RE: sighmesigh Jul 21, 2008 10:06 AM

                  There you go...thanks for the help. The pie was given to me as a gift so I didn't know the name.

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                Donko RE: Austintt Jul 21, 2008 10:36 PM

                Texas Pie Kitchen is pretty awesome. I've had the blueberry peach pecan crumb and some sort of German Chocolate Pecan creation. It's a non-profit organization that tries to empower the less privileged here in town by teaching life skills. That's all terrific, but do the pies match the intentions? Yes! Here is the website:


                Texas Pie Kitchen
                Austin, TX, Austin, TX

                1. chispa_c RE: Austintt Nov 25, 2008 06:10 AM

                  has anyone tried the pies at Upper Crust recently? What about Quackenbush in Hyde Park? I'm getting ready to go out of town and am debating where to buy my pies. I want to go someplace close by, in town. What about the pies sold at Cooper's Meat Market? I think those are Royers Pies. Any recommendations for plain ole pumpkin?

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                    DrkBgrk RE: chispa_c Nov 25, 2008 12:05 PM

                    i'm a big fan of upper crust. they are good as ever.

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                    Nuke73 RE: Austintt Nov 25, 2008 09:43 AM

                    No pies this year for me. I am going to munch on some pecan empenadas from La Victoria Bakery on Burnett. Pecan pie taste without too much sugar. Yum!

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                      chispa_c RE: Nuke73 Nov 25, 2008 10:03 AM

                      Great suggestion. They are in my 'hood so maybe I'll drive by for a taste test!

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                        Nuke73 RE: chispa_c Nov 25, 2008 10:21 AM

                        I forgot to mention the best part. They are about $ 0.60 each!

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