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Best recommendations for Thanksgiving pies?

Dudley Nov 14, 2011 03:09 PM

Any recommendations for places to buy pies for Thanksgiving. Apple, Pecan, Pumpkin, etc. Thanks in advance!!

  1. dave_c Nov 28, 2011 12:42 PM

    This is NOT a recommendation, but a few years back I purchased pie for Thanksgiving at the Dahlia
    Bakery pie - Coconut Cream. It was expensive and the crust was soooo hard that it was inedible. I was shocked how bad the crust was from a professional bakery and embarrassed how much I paid for the pie.

    My advice, no matter where you go, is to buy/sample a slice pie before you plunk down the big bucks.

    1. gingershelley Nov 16, 2011 08:14 AM

      Grand Central Bakery is doing a variety of holiday desserts, including pies, an apple cake, and more. You can pre-order in shops, and probably on-line as well, tho I have not checked this.

      1. dagoose Nov 15, 2011 07:03 PM

        I'm a fan of A la Mode pies, in Phinney (new) and you can order pies online from GrumpyPie.com--I believe both deliver too, which is convenient.

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          Biking Girl Nov 15, 2011 04:44 PM

          Deborah's pies are absolutely delicious---homemade and extremely good. She sells them on Sundays at the Ballard Farmer's Market. I'm not sure if they are available elsewhere, but it's the best pie around, I think.

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            akq Nov 15, 2011 02:28 PM

            I like the Seattle Pie Company in Wallingford.

            I was not impressed with Pie in Fremont at all.

            I usually find that grocery store pies are cheap, but meh. I haven't tried the Metropolitan Market's pies, though.

            Metropolitan Market
            1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

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            1. re: akq
              knowspicker Nov 15, 2011 02:45 PM

              Metropolitan carries these http://www.whidbeypies.com/ They are one of the closest pies to home made that I've eaten from a store/cafe.

              Dahlia Bakery also has very good pies.

              Dahlia Bakery
              2001 4th Ave, Seattle, WA

              1. re: knowspicker
                Bax Nov 15, 2011 05:43 PM

                How much are the Whidbey pies at Metropolitan Market?

                We got a High 5 last year (pumpkin) and it was just ok. I don't remember how much it was, but less than $20 I'm pretty sure.

                I saw that Skillet is doing pies this year and considered the pumpkin hazelnut, but can't quite bring myself to pay $25 for pie.

                Metropolitan Market
                1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

                1. re: Bax
                  knowspicker Nov 15, 2011 05:54 PM

                  I think they are around $18. I have mostly had the Whidbey's berry pies.

            2. knowspicker Nov 14, 2011 03:28 PM

              Metropolitan Market sells pies from Whidbey's that are very good. Probably one of the closest to home made.

              We also sampled some pies from High Five that we thought were excellent.

              Metropolitan Market
              1908 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA

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