Where to Score the Best Pies for the Holiday Season


‘Tis the season for pies, but really, is there ever a bad time for pie? With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, the craving for sweet pumpkin and pecan pies is ever intensifying. Fortunately, Houston’s bakeries are working overtime to churn out top-notch pastries filled with smooth custards, fresh fruit, and so much more.

Looking for the best pies for this holiday season? Head to one of these 17 Houston bakeries, serving up everything from ooey gooey pecan pie to a life-changing pumpkin chai pie. Take note, though: these pie shops stay busy this time of year, and it’s best to order ahead.


1. Revival Market

550 Heights Blvd
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463

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Find classic apple, pumpkin and pecan pies for $34 at Revival Market, and don’t forget the whipped cream — a 16 oz. add on is $5.95. Pre-order online here.

2. Common Bond Bistro & Bakery – Montrose

1706 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 529-3535

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Find comforting fall flavors in the way of three new pies at Common Bond — maple pumpkin ($18), bourbon pecan ($22) and Dutch apple with cinnamon streusel crumble ($20). Visit commonbondbistro.com to schedule a pick-up location, date and time. A limited selection of whole pies will be available at Bistro locations beginning November 20th.

3. Junior League of Houston

1811 Briar Oaks Ln
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 622-4191

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Find whole pumpkin pies for $12 and pecan pies for $15 at the Pantry at the Junior League of Houston, where all Thanksgiving orders include a copy of the Peace Meals cookbook. Call (713) 622-4191 or order online.

4. Frank’s Americana Revival

3736 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 572-8600

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Alongside its own menu of holiday offerings this year, Frank’s Americana Revival is offering 9-inch Bread Man Baking Co. pies this season. Choose from chocolate pecan for $33 or traditional pumpkin pie for $25. Call (713) 572-8600 or visit Frank’s website to pre-order.

5. Pondicheri Bake Lab + Shop

2800 Kirby Dr suite b240
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2012

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Think outside the traditional pie box and make a selection from one of the many pies at Pondicheri Bake Lab & Shop. This year’s bounty includes a chai custard pie with ground almonds and candied cashews on a parle G cookie crust (or go for the pumpkin chai pie, spiced with the seasonal fruit); the pecan pie with organic Texas pecans and cardamom-infused maple syrup; the carrot sweet potato pie with a lemon crust; and the Trifecta, a three-in-one featuring the chai pie, the pumpkin pie and the sweet potato pie in one 10” round. Order online here (pie orders must be placed 72 hours in advance of pick-up).

6. House of Pies

3112 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 528-3816

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This popular late night destination remains open 24-hours a days during the holiday season to fulfill pie orders of all kinds. Find French silk, Bavarian chocolate, coconut custard and fruit pies like Dutch apple and classic cherry — but beware, the demand is high and pies are first come, first serve.

7. Three Brothers Bakery

4606 Washington Ave
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 522-2253

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Pecan pie people may decide to stick with tradition by choosing the award-winning pecan pie from Three Brothers Bakery, but there are fun new additions like salted caramel pecan or chocolate chip bourbon pecan — all are $22.95. And there are plenty of other pies too — find key lime, pumpkin, chocolate mousse, apple and cherry. Visit the Three Brothers website to order online.

8. Dessert Gallery

3600 Kirby Dr # D
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-9999

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A true haven for desserts of all kinds, it is no wonder that Dessert Gallery offers plenty of pies, from old fashioned pumpkin and Southern pecan to double decker key lime and double crust apple. Visit dessertgallery.com to pre-order online.

9. White Elm Cafe Bakery

14079 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77079
(281) 496-2920

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Score holiday pies in fragrant fall flavors like apple crumble, cranberry crumble, pumpkin and pecan for $28 each from White Elm Café

10. Nobie’s

2048 Colquitt St
Houston, TX 77098
(346) 319-5919

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Nobie’s has gained notoriety all year long for a revolving list of wildly creative desserts, so it’s no surprise that the restaurant is offering whole pies for pre-order this holiday season. Selections include banana graham, chocolate silk, key lime and bourbon pecan — all for $48 each — but don’t sleep on this offer, Nobie’s is limiting orders to only 60 pies. Call (346) 319-5919 to pre-order.

11. Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen

2327 Post Oak Blvd
Houston, TX 77056
(713) 871-8883

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In lieu of a New York-style cheesecake or chocolate bobka, opt for one of Kenny & Ziggy’s 11-inch pies in flavors like banana cream, chocolate cream, apple or pumpkin — each for $39. Or for a head-turner, try the 3-inch high key lime pie for $42. Visit kennyandziggys.com to pre-order with 24-hour advance notice through January 2, 2021.

12. Underbelly Hospitality

1416 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

Underbelly Hospitality is making available 9” whole round pies for $25 this holiday season, including pecan, apple crumb and the staple vinegar pie, along with a gluten-free pumpkin buckwheat pie. Visit underbellyhospitality.com to pre-order for pick-up at Georgia James (1100 Westheimer Road).

13. Brennan’s of Houston

3300 Smith St
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 522-9711

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Along with Brennan’s many a la carte holiday offerings, find 8” whole pies for $30 in flavors like pecan, pumpkin and lemon meringue. Call (713) 522-9711 to pre-order for curbside pick-up.

14. Goode Company BBQ

5109 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-2530

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Goode Co. pies are a Texas tradition, and it is hardly a holiday season without a Brazos bottom pecan or chocolate cream pie gracing your dinner table. Visit goodethanksgiving.com to pre-order or gift a pie packed and shipped in a custom keepsake wooden box. Drive-thru booths will also be set up at three Goode Co. Barbecue locations (Original, Memorial and the Woodlands) two days before Thanksgiving and Christmas from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the option to pick-up without pre-ordering, but quantities will be limited!

15. Flying Saucer Pie Company

436 W Crosstimbers St
Houston, TX 77018
(713) 694-1141

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For over half a century, this bakery has been making holiday dreams come true by slinging fresh, hand-made pies to the Houston public. Find decadent 10-inch whole fruit and cream varieties with whipped cream toppings on a flaky crust under $20… but expect long lines close to Thanksgiving and Christmas — all pies are first come, first serve.

16. Sinfull Bakery

1714 Webster St
Houston, TX 77003
(281) 467-0017

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Scratch-made vegan desserts, including 9-inch pies in flavors like apple, blueberry and local organic sweet potato are available for pre-order for $25 at Sinfull Bakery. There are also “take home and bake” frozen options like cherry, straw-raspberry and apple-strawberry. Visit veganbakeryhouston.com to pre-order online.

17. Crave Cupcakes

5600 Kirby Dr
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 622-7283

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Prefer your pie in a cupcake? Crave has created pie-stuffed cupcake offerings as part of its fall menu. The pecan pie cupcake is a vanilla bean cupcake filled with pecan pie filling and topped with maple buttercream, while the apple pie cupcake is a vanilla cupcake filled with apple pie filling, topped with cinnamon cream cheese frosting. The hybrid cupcakes, a healthy balance of pie and cake, are $3.95 and available through November 25. Visit cravecupcakes.com to order online.

Source: November 19, 2020, Houston Eater, Megha Bandari