The best pie shops in the United States


There are few things in life I know for sure. One thing is that nothing else can brighten up your day, especially after exams and arguments, like a good pastry filled with fruits and sugar. And because I’m planning a camping trip across the country, I’ve decided to put together a list of the best pie shops in the USA.

So arm yourself with something sweet, because these shops are going to make your mouth water. Are you ready? Here are the main destinations for a pie lover.

Pie Corps, Brooklyn

This one could go unnoticed if a local didn’t point it out. The shop is tiny and hidden near the McGolrick Park in Brooklyn. Pie Corps offers many sweet and savory treasures, which are more than delicious, with their flaky crust and creative, seasonal fillings. A favorite among customers is The Minty Chocolate, made with sea salt, and the lemon basil custard, which I admit is the first one I’m going to try.

They even have a signature pie, the apple crumb with rosemary, which is best enjoyed with a hot black coffee. The shop offers everything to go as well if you want to take advantage of the shop’s proximity to the park.


Not Just Pie, Monroe, LA

This shop is mostly known for its fabulous pecan pie, for which it even won an award. The chef bakes the pecans in the pie crust first, a thing that allows an even distribution. According to the Internet, the owners started selling a traditional peach pie, which is excellent since these are trendy right now. So, if you want savory goodness, then check them out. If you are a local, there’s no excuse for not visiting the shop.

Manderfield’s Home Bakery, Fox Valley

Fox Valley’s Manderfield’s Home Bakery, although it has a mouthful name, has been in the pie-making game since 1934, which means the people there know a thing or two about baking a delicious surprise. Try out their turtle pie, which is made of chocolate, caramel, and pecans, and also the custard pies, that seem to be particularly delicious and colorful. Even the shop itself is exquisite, which adds a lot to the whole experience.


Three Brothers Bakery, Houston

The bakery was opened in 1949 by a family of Holocaust survivors. Today, it is run by the same Jucker family and their descendants, and they sell delicious goodies like the signature gingerbread cookies. They also make customized cakes for any special occasion. They take pride in the ingredients they use, and in the fact that the pies offer unexpected flavors.

These were some of the pie shops that stood out for me. If you love pies, make sure you support your local shops, because if you don’t do that, they could go out of business, especially since they already have to compete with plain and tasteless products from international brands with a lot of capital.

My favorite piece recipes

Whenever you’re feeling down, food can lift up your mood. A good meal is the perfect ending to a stressful day at the office. There are so many cool recipes you can try and many of them require just a few ingredients and some spare time. It all comes down to putting passion into what you’re cooking and letting your imagination fly.

I’ve always been a food lover so I try to learn as much as possible in the cooking department. Whenever I get the chance, I look for smart recipes that I cook for my friends. It’s a nice gesture and because it comes from the heart, it’s truly appreciated by others.

One of my favorite recipes that I cook on a regular basis is the stovetop chicken pot pie. Because it’s entirely homemade it has a special taste that you’ll never forget. You can use a large saucepan if you like. Or even a big pan that you have in the kitchen.

In order to make this easy recipe, you’ll need 4 frozen buttermilk biscuits, some chicken stock, whole milk, 3 tablespoons of flour, poultry seasoning, a small chopped onion, carrots, a little butter, some shredded rotisserie chicken, frozen green beans, and fresh parsley.

Once you crush the buttermilk biscuits, you should place the composition on the bottom of the saucepan, to create a bed for the rest of the ingredients. Then, in a large mason, just shake the chicken stock along with the whole milk, poultry seasoning, and regular flour. After the onions and the carrots are cooked in the butter, you can slowly whisk the milk in the entire mixture. You can bring to a boil and let it simmer. Just make sure you stir from time to time until it gets really thick. Put the composition over the shredded rotisserie chicken and green beans and let it cook for 5 minutes. Let it cool down for a couple of minutes and pour everything over the biscuit bed. It’s delicious and you can eat it for a late brunch or even dinner.  


Since you should never say no to dessert, a cranberry pie should be more than enough to fix your sweet tooth. Make sure you get one pie crust and some fresh cranberries. In addition, don’t forget about the sugar, flour, one egg white, and the whipping cream.

The preparation is quite simple. Start by preheating the oven to 435 degrees. Then, roll out the piecrust and put in a 9-inch pie pan. Pour all the cranberries and form a thick layer. In a medium bowl, you need to sift the sugar and the flour. After you beat the egg white in another bowl, pour the flour and slowly stir into the cream. Put the cream on top and bake for about 50 minutes. Let the cranberry pie cool before grabbing a slice.