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Where to buy Thanksgiving pies in the Hudson Valley
After a Thanksgiving dinner complete with turkey and all the fixings, it’s safe to say that most of us feel pretty full. But no matter how much we eat, there’s always room for dessert.
A fresh-baked pie is a staple of any Thanksgiving feast. But if you aren’t handy in the kitchen or just don’t have the time to bake, there are several local bakeries selling pies in a variety of flavors. From pumpkin and apple pie to lemon meringue, there are plenty of options that will have the whole family coming back for seconds.
Here are local six spots where you can get a pie this season.
Bread Alone in Rhinebeck, Boiceville and Woodstock
Contrary to what its name would have you believe, Bread Alone actually offers an assortment of baked goods, including pastries, cakes and pies. In addition to its Rhinebeck cafe, Bread Alone has locations in Boiceville and Woodstock. Its products are also offered at supermarkets and farmers markets throughout the state.
For Thanksgiving, Bread Alone is limiting its selection to pies that can be made with local ingredients, including apple and raspberry with fruit from Wiklow Orchards in Highland, and pumpkin pie with gourds grown at Mead Orchards in Tivoli. The only exception to the “local only” rule is the pecan pie. Pies are $15 each and need to be ordered by Nov. 19.
Info: 45 E. Market St., Rhinebeck; 845-657-3328; breadalone.com
Deising’s Bakery in Kingston
This award-winning bakery, family-owned and operated since 1965, has two convenient locations in Kingston. Featuring an ever-changing assortment of specialties for each month of the year, it's no surprise that Deising’s offers more than a dozen pies to choose from for your Thanksgiving feast. Pumpkin crumb, banana cream, Dutch apple and lemon meringue represent just a small sample of the Deising’s assortment, which can be ordered in 8- or 10-inch sizes. Deising’s also offers sugar-free pies, so even those relatives who are watching their weight can enjoy a bit of dessert. It's one of the more reasonably priced bakeries, as pies here range from $7.95 to $15.95 depending on the size and variety ordered.
Info: 111 North Front St., Kingston; 845-338-7505; 584 Broadway, Kingston; 845-338-1580; deisings.com
Grandma’s Restaurant and Pie Shop in Cortlandt Manor
Nothing tops off a Thanksgiving Day feast better than one of your granny’s homemade pies, but if your relatives aren’t bakers, head over to Grandma’s on the border of Yorktown and Cortlandt Manor. Generally featuring a menu of more than 35 pies, Grandma’s will be offering a limited menu for Thanksgiving because of the overwhelming demand for its desserts. Among the pies you can chose from this season are perennial favorites like pumpkin or pecan as well as more elaborate choices like Swiss chocolate almond. Prices range from $13.50 to $22.95.
Info: 3525 Crompond Rd., Cortlandt Manor; 914-739-7770
The Kneaded Bread in Port Chester
The Kneaded Bread offers a full menu, including sandwiches, soup, breads and desserts. It features an assortment of classic pies like apple, blueberry, pumpkin and chocolate chip pecan that will serve as a simple but tasty topper to your dinner. The 9-inch pies are $15 each and can be ordered through Nov. 15.
Info: 181 N. Main St., Port Chester; 914-937-9489; kneadedbread.com
La Tulipe Desserts in Mount Kisco
Started by a husband-and-wife team, La Tulipe aims to use the freshest ingredients to create its treats. Featuring a variety of decadent desserts and specialty cakes year-round, La Tulipe offers several pies for the Thanksgiving season. Classics like apple, pumpkin and pecan pie are on the menu along with a pumpkin-spiced cheesecake with a gingersnap crust. La Tulipe also offers its pumpkin and apple pies in a gluten-free variety. The pies here are on the pricy side, ranging from $29 to $39.
Info: 455 Lexington Ave., Mount Kisco; 914-242-4555; latulipedesserts.com
Red Barn Bakery in Irvington
Founded in 2008 by former handbag designer Randell Dodge, Red Barn Bakery prides itself on baking with fresh and organic ingredients. Offering a variety of sweet treats that change seasonally, Red Barn has several pies to complement your Thanksgiving dinner, including chocolate pecan, apple crumb and of course pumpkin. If you want to fill out that dessert platter a bit more, you also can try some of Red Barn's cookies and savory tarts. The pies are priced at $25-$35.
Info: 4 South Astor St., Irvington; 914-231-7779; redbarn-bakery.com