Grab a sweet slice of pie for the holidays — just don't wait too late.
The city's bakeries and pie shops will be working on overdrive to churn out pumpkin, apple and pecan pies for hungry Thanksgiving diners.
Here are a few local bakeries — all of which have lust-worthy Instagram and Twitter accounts — that can help you make sure dessert is the star of your feast. Just be sure to put an order in early so you don't miss your window.
► BAKED, 279 Church St., TriBeCa
For Thanksgiving, the bakery, which also has a location in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is serving up three varieties: pumpkin, apple and a decadent chocolate bourbon pecan pie — gooey dark chocolate, pecan and a splash of bourbon. The bakery is taking orders until 7 p.m. Nov. 22. Call 212 775-0345 for TriBeCa or 718 222-0345 for its 359 Van Brunt St. location.
This Upper East Side bakery specializes in classic cakes, pies and other baked goods. They recommend placing special holiday orders as early as possible to make sure your pie gets on the baking schedule.
These two Manhattan brunch staples started 26 years ago when owner Ron Silver opened a one-man pie delivery service. You can sample some of the sweet treats that are still a menu stable with Bubby's selection of Thanksgiving pies that include pumpkin, chocolate peanut butter, sour cherry and pear cranberry. There's also a local apple whisky crumble. Orders can be made by calling 212-219-0666 for pickup at the TriBeCa location or 212-206-6200 for the Highline restaurant. You must order your pie by Sunday, Nov. 20, and pick it up Monday through Wednesday of Thanksgiving week.
Make your guests with dietary restrictions happy with a tart that offers lots of Thanksgiving goodness, but is also gluten-free, dairy-free and kosher pareve. The bakery offers apple, pecan and ginger pumpkin tarts that have a better filling-to-crust ratio than pies, said owner Helene Godin. Her favorite is the ginger pumpkin: "creamy pumpkin in a ginger cookie crust." Place your Thanksgiving order by Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m.
► Pies 'n' Thighs, 166 S. Fourth St., Williamsburg
This bakery and Southern comfort food restaurant's bourbon pecan pie was so popular when it debuted in 2011 that the restaurant made it a regular part of its daily menu. You can try it for yourself this Thanksgiving, but know that in the past Pies 'n' Thighs has stopped taking special orders a few days before the holiday so be sure to request one early.
► Daly Pie, 665 Vanderbilt Ave., Prospect Heights
Price: Pies start at $30
Daly Pie opened a new shop this summer after starting as an online pie-making business. Dessert fans will have plenty to choose from including fruit, nut, chocolate and gluten-free pies. You can make special requests by contacting Daly Pie directly at 347-425-9251 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
► Four & Twenty Blackbirds, 439 Third Ave., Gowanus
This pie shop prides itself on its rotating menu of seasonal pies. To order a whole pie for $40, you should call the shop at 718-499-2917 during business hours to place an order in advance. If you want to make your own pie but don't feel like tackling the crust, Four & Twenty Blackbirds has frozen all-butter crusts for sale at the WholeFoods Market at 238 Bedford Ave. A recipe for a Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie that will serve eight to ten people is available on its website.
Pies, as far as the eye can see... pic.twitter.com/xy8ms89da3— MarthasCountryBakery (@MarthasNY) November 25, 2015
► Martha's Country Bakery, 36-21 Ditmars Blvd., Astoria
The Cake Chef is a full-service bakery that offers Staten Islanders many sweet treats. Go there to pick up your pumpkin pie, and consider grabbing a "famous" apple ring to round out your dessert table.
This bakery boasts that it's been open for nearly 100 years. A traditional Italian-American pastry shop filled with biscotti, cookies and layer cakes. Its website lists a pie menu that includes apple pie, pumpkin and sweet potato. You can call 718-239-9339 or place an order online.