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Best pie bakery in Boca, Delray, South PBC?

atievsky Oct 28, 2008 01:28 PM

I'm putting together a Thanksgiving feast for 16 from 1200 miles away. So far, I've been relying on Whole Foods heavily. I love pie - so much more than any cake and Thanksgiving means there will be multiple pies. I'd like to buy the fruit pies: Apple, pumpkin (or is it a vegetable), and a pecan pie, from a down home good ole southern bakery like the ones I knew in Southern Maryland where we summered or the even better product from Custom Bakers of Island Park, L.I. Any suggestions?

Also -if you can suggest other markets, restaurantswho have foodie quality sides for Thanksgiving besides WF I would appreciate the info.

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    atievsky Dec 3, 2008 08:52 AM

    Thanksgiving was a great success. Upper Crust has terrific pies, certainly. We bought 5 on Wednesday AM. Would love to do a taste off with WF pies someday.

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      smartie Nov 2, 2008 04:33 PM

      it's The Boys on Military.

      lot's of delis in the area will do catering for you, try Poppies on Linton and Military, 3Gs on Atlantic, Bagel Twins or TooJays.

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        arlo Oct 30, 2008 01:42 PM

        Does anyone know where I can get the whole Thanksgiving Dinner to go? Or a good place to have it in Boca? I heard Kings is still closed!

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          atievsky Oct 30, 2008 09:43 PM

          Whole Foods - ask for catering department and they can FAX you the menu. They have the complete package priced by the person. The Brothers farmers market in Delray on Military trail. They also have standard fare menu they will FAX you. It is probably worth making a phone call to Too Jays and 3Gs delis.

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            QTWO Oct 31, 2008 06:19 AM

            Yes... Kings is closed, shut down, moved out and gone. The old property looks like a wasteland. I don't think they are coming back... and I don't know if they are going somewhere else...

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              QTWO Oct 31, 2008 06:22 AM

              Also... I wonder (don't know) if "Bagels With... Cafe and Deli" in Delray Beach is putting stuff together for Thanksgiving... They do catering and have an INCREDIBLE menu. If they are not doing something, I bet they (at least) would have solid recommendations.

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              QTWO Oct 30, 2008 07:32 AM

              I don't know of any... and that is So, So, So sad.

              We don't have any cheese shops either. No cheese. No pies. No fresh breads. As a community, we really need to rally together and do something about this!

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                atievsky Oct 30, 2008 12:00 PM

                I found Palladio, recommended by Chowhounders a couple of years ago for high end groceries and prepared foods. Their phone is disconnected. What about The Brothers on Military Trail in Delray. Any experience with their baked goods?

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                  Alfred G Nov 2, 2008 12:22 AM

                  I think you are referring to The Boy's and not The Brothers on Military in Delray. Their bakery is excellent as is their cheese department.

                  Boys Farmers Market
                  14378 Military Trl, Delray Beach, FL

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                HotMelly Oct 29, 2008 03:39 AM

                It might be a little further north than you wanted but, The Upper Crust Bakery has been one of the top places for holiday pies for many years. You need to stop in or call to place an order weeks in advance I'm sure. They are located at 2015 N. Dixie Hwy, Lake Worth, Fl.

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                  atievsky Oct 30, 2008 11:56 AM

                  Thanks. I called Upper Crust and they faxed me the list of pies. Fabulous. Exactly the kind of old time bakery I was looking for...with all the limitations- no over the phone orders - but they say they usually have most everything available if you go early in the day, even on Thanksgiving, so I'll probably take the chance, since I can always pick one up at The Brothers of Whole Foods, I figure.

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