Thanksgiving is right around the corner and you’re probably already stressing about what you’re going to make to chef up a perfect feast. While Thanksgiving is a cozy time to reunite with family, it can also be hectic with traveling and preparing for guests. To take some of the pressure off of you, here is a guide to the best bakeries to get Thanksgiving pie in NJ. After hours of cooking your main courses, relax and enjoy these prepared desserts that are bound to blow your loved ones away.
The Pie Store – Montclair
Located in Montclair, New Jersey, The Pie Store is known for their traditional home-back British savories and delectable desserts. Looking for an additional side for dinner? The Pie Store is serving turkey stuffing pie, shepherd’s pie, and more savory treats. And, of course, snatch one of their sweet apple, pumpkin or key lime pies. For Thanksgiving this year, they are offering pies on a first-come, first-serve basis and are not taking orders. Their holiday hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on November 18 and 19, 11 a.m to 3 p.m. November 20, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. November 22.
Faubourg – Montclair
Faubourg’s french pastries and pies are the perfect dessert to impress your guests this Thanksgiving. This modern French brasserie is located in the heart of Montclair and they are offering a variety of pies for all Thanksgiving customers including pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and apple pie. Orders for Thanksgiving are due via email by Friday, November 18 and pick up is Wednesday, November 23 or Thursday, November 24.
Pure Love Pies – Bloomfield
This family bakery is dedicated to baking delicious pies with the warm touch of their mother. With her recipes and touch, Pure Love Pies in Bloomfield has previously been named the best pie shop in NJ by USA Today Travel. Customer favorites like the butternut squash pie or the navy bean pie are sure to add a mouthwatering homemade touch to your Thanksgiving dessert spread. For all holidays and pre-orders, fill out the website form 24 hours before the date of pick-up.
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Liv Breads – Millburn and Englewood
With locations in both Millburn and Englewood, Liv Breads serves and caters a wide variety of pastries and desserts that are the perfect additions to your Thanksgiving table. Liv Breads has everything from a rich chocolate cheesecake to a traditional pumpkin pie. For Wednesday, November 23, Liv Breads has pre-orders on their website for pick-ups in Englewood and Millburn. For Thursday, November 24, there is another pick-up option in Millburn.
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Mo’Pweeze – Denville
Mo’Pweeze bakery is dedicated to creating allergen free, vegan and kosher baked goods, perfect for guests who have allergies or dietary restrictions. Their selection ranges from blueberry, cherry, dutch apple, pumpkin, sweet potato, and raspberry pies. Customers can order online for pick-up at any point.
Christie’s Artisan Bread & Pastry Shop – Clinton
Located in Clinton, Christie’s Artisan Bread & Pastry Shop is focused on bringing back true artisan-style baking. They make breads, pastries, tarts, tortes, cakes and more from scratch and on premise. This year, they are offering five Thanksgiving pies: Double-crusted apple cinnamon pie, harvest apple crumb pie, traditional pumpkin pie, sweet bourbon pecan pie, and a gluten-free chocolate cake as well. Pre-order is open until Saturday, November 20 at 2 p.m. and Thanksgiving items will be available in shop. They are open for pickup November 23 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and November 24 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
502 Baking Company – Brick
Satisfy all of your holiday dessert cravings at the 502 Baking Company in Brick. While their award winning key lime pie is a customer favorite, they also serve peanut butter fudge, chocolate cream, coconut custard, blueberry pie and more. Aside from their pies, they have so many other sweet treats to spice up your Thanksgiving dessert. To place an order for Thanksgiving, visit their website or call the store.
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Sunburst Pie Company – Manesquan
Sunburst Pie Company in Manasquan is a staple—baking with fresh, local ingredients. Known for their tasty, tart cherry pies, Sunburst bakes an assortment of unique pies perfect for Thanksgiving. To place an order or make inquiries, visit their facebook page or give them a call!
The Pie Lady Cafe – Moorestown
A family owned cafe in Moorestown, The Pie Lady is passionate about baking flavorful pies and pastries that are unique compared to your average bakery. Their pies are award winning, with seasonal options for holidays like Thanksgiving. With different crusts—buttery, flakey, graham cracker, or chocolate Oreo, you can make your pie personalized. The Pie lady is dedicated to using local fruit whenever they can. To place a pre-order, they do not accept orders through their website. Give them a call to get your perfect pie for Thanksgiving.
Penza’s Pies The Red Barn Farm – Hammonton
You know you are getting farm to table ingredients at Penza’s Pies at the Red Barn Farm in Hammonton. With fruit pies ranging from apple cranberry to a classic NJ blueberry, alongside ricotta pies like pumpkin ricotta and pineapple ricotta, there is an endless supply of sweets for Thanksgiving. For questions and pre-order information, head to their website.
Pie’d Piper Bakery & Gourmet Shop – Lawrenceville and Ewing
Not only does the name catch your attention, but so do Pie’d Piper Bakery & Gourmet Shop delicious pies and desserts. Located in both Lawrenceville and Ewing, the Pie’d Piper offers both savory and sweet pies. For Thanksgiving inquiries, visit their facebook page and give them a call!
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