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What bakeries are good spot to pick up a couple of pies? Upper Crust? Sweetish Hill? Is there something out there that I am missing?

I would love to find a place like the Flying Saucer in Houston.

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  1. threadgill's and bluestar both have good pies. I think threadgill's edges out most in town. especially if you want a chocolate icebox, buttermilk or pecan.

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    1. re: ieathereforeiam

      I was really disappointed by the buttermilk pie at Threadgills. It was cold and tasted more like a pudding mix than something homemade. However, I enjoyed the buttermilk pie at Hoovers.

      1. re: craveytrain

        pie is a personal pref thing i guess. i felt the opposite. i happen to like my buttermilk pie cold though.

      2. re: ieathereforeiam

        El General,
        Galloways' Sandwich Shop on E 12th,while not a pie shop proper will make you an entire Sweet Potato Pie on order.

        She'll set you back $6.50 which really lets you know the chicanery some of the other shops are up to with their overpriced goods.

        1. re: scrumptiouschef

          I had the most amazing piece of chocolate pie at the monument cafe in georgetown. I mean I still dream about it. All of their desserts sounded delightful. And our waitress did indicate that you can call in and purchase whole pies.

          1. re: chowinginaustin

            i hear you, chowinginaustin. my dreams are about the black bottom banana pie they sell. it appears to be a basic banana cream pie but underneath the custard there's a layer of delicious ganache!!!! i wish they had a dessert sampler plate. i guess that's why i like going with a group of people so we can all share the different items.

        2. re: ieathereforeiam

          I'm not much of a fan of Threadgill's desserts, but I do love the chocolate cream pie at Hoover's.

        3. The Texan Cafe in Hutto has some good pies as well... I believe they make them daily and when they run out, they don't have any more available for the day.

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          1. re: eagin

            I have eaten at the Texan Cafe. A bit disappointing as they do not use real whipped cream. Almost all of their pies have whipped topping that sticks to the roof of your mouth! YUK