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Jul 13, 2008 10:43 PM

Pie in Nola area

I'm wondering if there's any places where I can get good pies, whole or by the slice. Any suggestions for places with blueberry pie?

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  1. I had a really good blueberry crisp from New Orleans Cakes on Spain and Chartres

    1. there is a lady who sells pies at the Farmers' Market on Magazine on Sat and Uptown Square on Tues. can't remember her name, but if she is there, buy them all...they are all goood! she also has great travel stories if you have the time.

      1. There is the "pie lady" who sells pies out of a shopping cart in the quarter. Very old school, you can hear her calling from blocks away. She has GREAT chicken pot pies, as-well-as fruit and cream pies.

        1. I don't have any advice as to blueberry pies especially, but the topic of your post caught my eye since I am a pie afficianado. I've never thought of New Orleans as being a "pie" type of town, but don't think you can go wrong with the pecan pie at Camelia Grill. It has always been very good. Probably the most famous contribution to the genre belongs to the Pontchartrain Hotel's Mile High Pie. I don't even know if they still serve it, but it was pretty spectacular. (Wasn't my favorite though, because I don't like peppermint ice cream.)
          Although it's not in New Orleans, the state's best "pie place" would have to be that little place in Lecompte, just south of Alexandria on US71. It's right in the middle of the highway so you can't miss it, and they have oodles of fresh baked pies, all flavors, ready for takeout. It's a bit of a trip, but well worth the pilgrimage.

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            1. re: hjacmc

              Lea's in Lecompte is famous for pies. However, on my last visit the lemon meringue wasn't tart enough and they were out of blueberry. But the ham sandwich was tasty.

            2. I love the bourbon pecan pie at the Coffee Pot.