Looking for _really_ good pie
Preferably fruit pie and preferably sold by the slice, but if it's to die for, then I getting a whole pie isn't too much of a hardship. :-)
"To die for" =
1) Absolutely top-notch flaky, flaky crust. (No soggy, sodden cardboard.)
2) Minimal sugar added. (Um, even less sweet than that.)
As a benchmark, pies from Baker's Square or Lund's don't cut it.
Turtle Bread Co has very good pie. Not excellent, but very good.
I'm glad you posted this question - I have struggled to find good pie in Minnesota. Lots of people mention Betty's Pies in Two Harbor's, which quite frankly, was very underwhelming (and ridiculously overpriced, to boot!).
Turtle Bread Co.
4762 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407
lucia's usually has really good pie (two-crust, fruit-based, non-cream/custard, farmhouse style, yadda yadda)
There's a pretty wide variety of homemade pies at 50's grill in Brooklyn Center. They bake everything on site. It has been there for decades, but I've only been once, and was surprised at the quality. (They've been there 25 years! I was just excited about real cherry coke.)
I didn't try the pie, but it is probably a good step up from Bakers Square.
5524 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55429
Mayday cafe at 35th and Bloomington. Moose and Sadie's downtown Mpls. I am like you enso, don't like the sugary pies, really am annoyed that many pies and other things now are sprinkled with sugar on top..........but I do like the pies at both the above, even though they may have some topcrust sugar. Birchwood good too.
3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406