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Take-out Pies?

suestlawrence Aug 14, 2011 12:42 PM

Help! I need two pies for Wednesday. Any suggestions as to where to go for super-delicious pies? (One chocolate, one ???) St. Paul would be more convenient but willing to travel!

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    Bobannon Aug 14, 2011 10:53 PM

    The 50's Grill in Brooklyn Center has wonderful pie. I love the coconut cream, but they are all good. Very reasonably priced as well.

    Brooklyn Center Restaurant
    5637 Brooklyn Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55429

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    1. re: Bobannon
      kevin47 Aug 16, 2011 11:43 AM

      I like 'em too, but that's a hike from St. Paul.

    2. AnneInMpls Aug 14, 2011 10:47 PM

      Are you willing to travel to Stockholm, Wisconsin? The Stockholm Pie Company has the best pies in the Midwest. In the metro area, Birchwood's key lime pie is awesome, and their baked fruit pies are great if you don't mind a tough (and tasty) crust, but you'd have to call ahead to order a whole pie. Seward Co-op has a very good key lime pie, too, and very nice two-crust pies (when available - call to check). Otherwise, Jerabek's or Key's pies are pretty good.

      +1 on that HeavyTable article:

      Birchwood Cafe
      3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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        KTFoley Aug 14, 2011 01:22 PM

        My go-to has always been Turtle Bread if I'm feeding a large crowd, or key lime pie at The Wedge if the group is smaller.

        However, there is some recent side-by-side pie tasting chronicled here:

        And I have to say that I agree with them that Betty's Pies does not come anywhere close to living up to its reputation.

        Betty's Pies
        700 Wildwood Rd, Saint Paul, MN

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          leeniebeanie Aug 14, 2011 04:24 PM

          My experience with Turtle Bread has been hit or miss. I was recently disappointed in an apple pie purchased there. However, I've never had a bad pie from the Birchwood Cafe. I really, really like their key lime pie.

          Birchwood Cafe
          3311 E 25th St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

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