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Thanksgiving Pies

gwags Nov 15, 2010 03:55 AM

Where in Manhattan can I find the best pies ( traditional pumpkin and apple pie) for Thanksgiving?

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    tiptup Nov 21, 2010 07:08 PM

    Any recommendations for pecan pie?

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    1. re: tiptup
      steakrules85 Nov 22, 2010 07:48 AM

      Two Little Red Hens or Bouchon Bakery (chocolate bourbon pecan)

      Two Little Red Hens
      1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10028

      Bouchon Bakery
      10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

    2. Striver Nov 15, 2010 10:13 AM

      Patisserie Lulu, a bakery we often patronize in Scarsdale (and which is our go-to for holiday items) just opened a branch in Chelsea (8th around 15th, I believe). Their delicious organic caramel apple pie is a perennial hit at our Thanksgiving dinner, and though we haven't made it to the new branch yet, I have enough faith in their extremely high standards and skills to recommend the Manhattan outlet. I'm fond of LPC's sour cream walnut apple pie, too (only the large, not the smalls) - but Lulu's is definitely better. I'm not sure they offer it at the Chelsea branch, so be sure and call.

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        gwags Nov 15, 2010 06:53 AM

        Thanks for the ideas. I am interested in whether people think Little Pie is as great as I have heard

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          pbjluver Nov 15, 2010 06:58 AM

          Little Pie Company = the best Sour Cream Apple Walnut pie in the world.
          Already placed my order.

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            Jane A. Nov 15, 2010 07:25 AM

            If you're near one of the stores you can get yourself a slice and try it/them. They were always a big hit when I brought them to parties, especially the Sour Cream Apple Walnut mentioned below.

            1. re: gwags
              Nancy S. Nov 15, 2010 08:49 AM

              I think Little Pie Company is disappointing. The crust is too thick and not cooked well on the bottom. The apples are not luscious and the cream is quite heavy.

              Little Pie Company
              424 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

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              small h Nov 15, 2010 06:21 AM

              I used to buy Thanksgiving pies from the Little Pie Company, and they were always a big hit. Make sure you pre-order.


              1. MMRuth Nov 15, 2010 04:10 AM

                I saw in the window at Yura this weekend that their pumpkin pie was named "best pumpkin pie" in the city by seriouseats.com. I don't like pumpkin pie, so I've not tried it.

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                1. re: MMRuth
                  kathryn Nov 15, 2010 06:34 AM

                  Here's the review:

                  Where To Get Pumpkin Pie in New York for Thanksgiving

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