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Sometimes life calls for pie. Luckily for us, the borough is a great place to indulge. Many of New York’s best pie shops are right here in Kings County. Some have been around for years—others are the result of a more recent pie renaissance. Below are five stellar pie shops that will make your dessert dreams come true. What are your favorites?
Four & Twenty Blackbirds
Opened by Emily and Melissa Elsen, two sisters from rural South Dakota, Four & Twenty Blackbirds has been serving up handmade pies in Gowanus since 2010. Their seasonally inspired treats quickly gained a loyal following. Their pies are made from local and organic ingredients and often come in unexpected flavors such as chocolate julep (mint + bourbon + chocolate). Can’t decide what to order? The black bottom oat pie is a cult favorite.
Four & Twenty Blackbirds by Vikram S. via Foursquare.
Baked photo via Facebook
This friendly Red Hook spot serves Stumptown coffee, specialty cakes, and magical pies. The bakery gained national attention in 2010 when co-founders Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito went head-to-head with Chef Bobby on Throwdown!. They didn’t win, but we’re still obsessed with their pies. The chocolate bourbon and classic pumpkin never disappoint.
Pie Corps photo via Facebook
Pie Corps is a Greenpoint institution. Their daily offerings range from sweet pies to savory pot pies to handheld “pie pops.” Although the menu changes daily, they’ll have your favorite waiting if you give them a 24-hour notice. And if you’re interested in creating these goodies at home, sign up for one of their popular pie-making classes.
The Blue Stove by Yichen L. via Yelp
The Blue Stove
If you’re unsure about what to do this weekend, head to The Blue Stove and order as much pie as possible. This homey Williamsburg bakery is named after the eponymous stove that owner Rachel McBride inherited from her grandmother. The Blue Stove serves an ever-changing rotation of handmade desserts made from seasonal ingredients. Their cherry pie will change your life.
DUB Pies photo via Facebook
DUB Pies opened in 2003 and was the first bakery to bring authentic New Zealand-Australian meat pies to New York City. Their Windsor Terrace shop churns out savory creations filled with mixtures like chunky steak, mushrooms and onions, and old-school steak and kidney. Insider tip: Don’t forget to pick up a miniature cherry rhubarb pie for dessert. If you can’t make it to their Brooklyn outpost, keep your eyes peeled for their roving Pie Truck.