Sweet as pie. Easy as pie. Pie in the sky….this time of year makes us crave pie! For your pie pleasure, here are a dozen places you can get a little (or a whole) pie.
Mama E's BBQ & Home Cooking
At Mama E’s BBQ & Home Cooking you’ll find the staples of soul food deserts: banana cream pie, chess pie, apple pie with a lattice crust, and sweet potato pie that tastes like the angels kissed it. But not all the pies are available every day, and if you want a particular or whole pie, plan to order well in advance.
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop
Buttermilk Sky focuses on one thing: pie. Pies range in size from two-inch small pies to full-size pies big enough to serve a whole family. If the Camp Bowie brick-and-mortar location doesn't work out for you, online orders are also available.
Blue Bonnet Bakery
A Fort Worth staple since 1934, Blue Bonnet Bakery has been serving up all sorts of delicious desserts to many generations of locals and visitors alike. In 2010 the bakery moved their physical location to a former church located on Camp Bowie Boulevard. You can't miss it.
The Lunch Box
The Lunch Box has been serving pie by the slice or whole pies since the 70s, and not much has changed. You can get classic chocolate, coconut or lemon ice box pies here, and all of them taste delicious.
Paris Coffee Shop
Paris Coffee Shop would win the longevity pie prize, if there was such a thing. The place has been hand making pie since the 60s. Although management recently changed hands, the pies are still the same as they have been for nearly 60 years. There are a dozen kinds of pies here, including three sugar-free varieties and a chocolate peanut butter meringue that is absolutely amazing.
The Original Fried Pie Shop
If you need more in the way of hand-held pastry goodness, you might visit The Original Fried Pie Shop, where you’ll find the intangibly perfect apricot fried pie, along with your favorite fruit filling and pineapple.
Stir Crazy Baked Goods
Stir Crazy Baked Goods offers a dozen pies year-round, including the Texas southern favorites like buttermilk and chocolate bourbon chess pie. Fall and winter pies include apple-cranberry, sweet potato and an eggnog pie in December. For spring and summer, berries and stone fruits rule, and you can get a combination berry pie with any three berries you like!
Eatzi's Market and Bakery
If you’re looking for a pie to perhaps pass along as your own, or to semi-home make (add some whipped cream or ice cream and you’re golden), Eatzi’s Market and Bakery has five kinds of pies, including a sumptuous, juicy cherry pie year-round. The grab-and-go market also has a couple of tartlets, in case you don’t need the whole pie.
Sweet Lucy's Pies
You’ll have to pre-order what you want at Sweet Lucy's Pies, and the menu isn’t your run-of-the-mill pie list, either. How does brown butter vanilla pear (topped with a double crust) sound? Or pecan or buttermilk pies spiked with TX Whiskey? You can find Sweet Lucy’s product for sale at Meyer & Sage on #PieThursdays and at The Clearfork Farmers Market on select Saturdays. *Note: Thanksgiving pre-orders have ended for 2020.*
Swiss Pastry Shop
The pastry kitchen at Swiss Pastry Shop is open at 7 a.m., and they have a little of everything, from cream to fruit to meringue pies. But the chess pies –– custardy, and loaded with butter and eggs –– really stand out, and seasonal favorites egg custard and pumpkin would look positively perfect on your holiday table.
A variety of seasonal pies can be ordered from local Chef Jenna Kinard's online pop-up shop. Kinard won the title of Top Chef Fort Worth 2019, so you know you are getting a quality product. For fall 2020 Jenna has rolled out a S'mores pie with brown butter hazelnut cookie crust, bittersweet ganache, mocha chocolate mousse, and topped with toasted cinnamon marshmallow. Order fast as stock doesn't last long! Pre-sale ends November 20.
Keep an eye on Scotty Scott's online shop, cookdrankeat.com, for pie pop-ups. Can't find what you are looking for? Scotty also has recipes for a DYI pie experience.
If you want to order pies for the Thanksgiving holiday, you’ll want to decide that and reserve at least a few days in advance (different stores will have different rules). May the pies be ever in your favor!