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In the Twin Cities.

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  1. Nothing in the Twin Cities can compare to the pies at the Stockholm Pie Company. Save your calories for a road trip.

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    1. re: AnneInMpls

      I haven't heard of that place. I've gone to the Norske Nook in Osseo for pie, though. Where's Stockholm? What do they do well?

      1. re: Jordan

        Stockholm, WI is on Wisconsin 35 - pick up 35 in Prescott and head south about 40 miles. Everything I've had from Stockholm Pie Company is good. Stockholm is a gorgeous little river community.


      2. re: AnneInMpls

        Kudos for the Stockholm Pie Company mention. SPC along with the two Norske Nooks (Osseo & Hayward) are the only places I can recommend despite not being in the TC.

        1. re: AnneInMpls

          I've traveled the country extensively and could comfortably say the Stockholm Pie Company is the best in the nation across the board. I've found a lot of good pies but nothing as good.

        2. 50's Grill in Brooklyn Center has great homemade pie. And really inexpensive for the quality.

          1. Best pie i've had is Byelies' harrelson apple.

            1. Not far from DT on Glenwood there is a little place called Milda's, where they make good pie and fine broasted chicken too.

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              1. re: bkmnus

                I've always wondered about Milda's. I'll check it out. Everytime I've driven by they've been closed so I thought maybe it was more of a breakfast place.

                1. re: Bobannon

                  Milda's has some pretty good pasties. You can take them out. Off the subject, I know, but I thought it worth mentioning.

              2. I've never been to Stockholm, but it sounds like I might need to go on a roadtrip!

                Apparently you can get the Stockholm Pie Company's pies in Mendota Heights. From their website:

                If You Can't Get to Stockholm
                Take heart because our pie is now available at another location. Mendoberri, a wonderful restaurant with fresh, natural food in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, is serving pie by the slice and whole pies. Whole pies can also be ordered for delivery at the restaurant.

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                1. re: cheese_please

                  I really did NOT need to know this. I get to Stockholm once or twice a year for a whole pie or two. I could arrange to be in Mendota Heights once a week....

                  1. re: AnneInMpls

                    Don't be too worried. Went there today to follow up this thread and to check out getting a pie for my brothers upcoming birthday. They had an entirely separate pie menu but only had 1 flavor (triple berry) on hand and all whole pies they had in back were waiting to be picked up. The girl up front said more pies are coming on Monday.

                  2. re: cheese_please

                    I do not recommend Medoberri for a pie. I've tried a few times to get a piece of FRESH pie there, and they never have it. I call ahead and they assure me the delivery was going to happen at a specific day and time, and it is never there. Once I did get a piece of the double lemon, which is my favorite, and it was gummy as if it had been in the cooler for weeks.

                    Also, I am not crazy about the employees with runny noses during flu season who don't know about kleenex. Your fingers are not the same as a tissue.

                    The drive to Stockholm isn't a bad drive.

                  3. Some of the coops have good pies in general. My favorites are the Key Lime and Chocolate Mousse at the Seward Coop.

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                    1. re: shoo bee doo

                      Ditto that. I like the Key Lime and pecan pies from Seward.

                      Jusy'd Gourmet Garage in bayfield, WI is lovely and for real if you are ever out in that neck of the MidWest.

                    2. The Oceanaire is now making their own desserts, and the banana cream pie (in spite of the hideous presentation) was very good.

                      1. Nothing at all holds a candle to Stockholm, that is the truth.

                        But Keys Cafe (at least the Roseville location), has some pretty respectable pie.

                        Well, if we are speaking the truth, I am only talking about their French Silk pie, which I now disclose as a personal weakness. Theirs is really really good, and if I could ever get myself to try another variety, I'll report back.

                        1. If you find yourself traveling down south of Mankato stop at a teensy-weensy cafe a couple of miles west of Rapidan. It's next to the Rapidan Dam and is called The Dam Store. Their pies are handmade daily from an old family recipe and are to die for.

                          You can also get yourself homemade potato salad, an old-style, no-frills hamburger and the thickest chocolate malt you've had in many moons.

                          The road trip is worth it for the scenery as well. A pretty ride down 169 and County Road 66.

                          1. It's not in the Twin Cities, but if you're ever headed up to the North Shore, stop in Castle Danger (love that name!) at the Rustic Inn. Best. Pie. Ever.