5 top pie spots in Upper Manhattan (psst, don't wait to order)

Updated: Mar 16

​Don't worry about who's bringing the pie this Thanksgiving, because these local bakers have got your covered. From desserts made using old family recipes to the latest gourmet confections, there's a pie for every taste. Here's where to find them:

Lady Lexis Sweets

Known for its snickerdoodles featured in Shake Shack Harlem's Concretes, this Harlem catering company run by mother-daughter duo Sharon and Lexis Gonzalez are offering five types of pie this year: pumpkin, pecan, sweet potato, apple and peach cobbler. To order, call 646-590-9858 or DM them on Instagram.

The Harlem Pie Man

The Harlem Pie Man started out as a street vendor on 125th Street twenty-odd years ago. Today his pies–including sweet potato, bean, pecan, apple crumb and apple cranberry–can be picked up directly from local stores like Watkins Health Foods or shipped nationwide via Goldbelly.

Sweet Chef Southern Style Bakery

122 Hamilton Pl between 142nd and 143rd Sts

The pies are the year-round draw at this 24-year-old bakery in Hamilton Heights. Choose from fruit-filled varieties like the apple and three-berry or the Yelp-approved sweet potato pie. And, yes, there's also pecan and pumpkin.

Fancy Pies (aka The Pie Lady NYC)

Hudson Heights baker June Frances Coleman uses old family recipes to make her signature all-butter-crust pies. This year's holiday pies–from Nana's Alabama Apple to the Southern Bourbon Sweet Potato–must be ordered by Friday, November 22.

Choc NYC

4996 Broadway between 211th and 212th Sts

This delectable Inwood pastry shop makes tarts rather than pies, but these slightly more elegant confections still feature the traditional Thanksgiving ingredients you crave. Offerings this year include an apple crumb tart; a pear & cranberry lattice tart; and the show-stopping chocolate, caramel, and spiced pecan tart. The last day for pre-orders is Sunday, Nov 24.

Photo: Fancy Pies team member

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