Best Thanksgiving Pies in MoCo 2021

by Patrick Herron

Best Thanksgiving Pies in MoCo 2021

It’s not too early to start planning what’s for dessert this Thanksgiving. Many shops sell out in advance of the holiday so it’s a good move to place a pre-order whenever the option is available.

Here are a few local bakeries and restaurants to consider so you’re not stuck waiting hours in line at Costco for a last-minute Pumpkin Pie.

MASTIHA Bakery – Kensington

MATISHA Greek Bakery offers Baklava Pumpkin Pie as part of their Holiday Collection, available for pickup beginning Nov. 19! Golden, flaky phyllo pie crust filled with an aromatic, silky pumpkin spiced custard filling, topped with crumbled baklava. Click here to order.

Classic Bakery- Gaithersburg

Classic Bakery, a MoCo staple since 1991, is offering Bourbon Pecan, Pumpkin, Cherry, and Apple.  In-store pickup and delivery options are available. Pickup and deliveries start 11/15 but pre-orders are already live at www.classicbakery.com

Patisserie Manuel – Silver Spring

End your Thanksgiving with a Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse (pictured above), Pecan Tart, or Apple Pie from an authentic French bakery. You can place your orders with Patisserie Manuel online or call them at (301)-460-1045.

FlanCake By Gaby – Rockville

Part flan, part cake, and part pumpkin pie, Gaby’s Pumpkin FlanCake is a great choice if you are looking for something less traditional this year. Gaby (the FlanCake Queen), started her business at the beginning of the pandemic and has been steadily growing it throughout the past year. The Pumpkin FlanCake will be available in regular and bundt sizes throughout November & December for pickup/delivery throughout MoCo. Deadline to place your holiday orders are 11/12 and 12/10. Visit her website for a full list of flavors.

Butler’s Orchard- Germantown

You can’t have a list about Moco pies without mentioning Butler’s. This year they are offering Country Cinnamon Apple, Apple Crumb, No Sugar Added Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Cherry Crumb, Pecan, Chocolate Chip Pecan, Pumpkin, Strawberry Rhubarb and Apple Caramel Walnut Pies. Orders can be placed up to 3 days in advance of the pickup date, and they will be accepting orders up until November 19! Click here to order.

Gardenia’s Café – Gaithersburg

This cute family run café off of Snouffer School Rd. is offering Pumpkin and Apple Crumb pie this year (both can both be made gluten free)! Orders can be emailed to Gardeniascafe20@gmail.com or by calling (301) 355-7144 by November 23rd at 5pm. Gardenia’s also offers complete Thanksgiving dinner packages which are available here.

Sunflower Bakery – Rockville / N. Bethesda

Sunflower Bakery is staffed by young adults with learning differences with the goal of helping them obtain a career in food or hospitality services. This year, Sunflower Bakery is partnering with Rainbow Community Development Center to donate pies to families in need this Thanksgiving. The online deadline for orders is Thursday, Nov. 18th at 5pm. Order at www.SunflowerBakery.org Pictured above you’ll see their Chocolate Pecan Pie.  Click here to see their full Thanksgiving menu and to learn more about the “Donate-a-Pie” program.

Dangerously Delicious Pie – Olney Farmers Market / Delivery

Dangerously Delicious Pies have been a staple at the Olney Farmers Market for years. They offer traditional Pumpkin and Pecan, as well as savory meat pies, quiches, and some not-so-traditional pies.
They’re known for their Baltimore Bomb, a chocolate pie made with Berger cookies. Find them at the farmers market or order through their Pie Valet delivery service.

Beiler’s / Lancaster Dutch Market – Germantown

In the week leading up to Thanksgiving, Beiler’s sells over 3,000 Pumpkin and Pecan Pies. Sweet Potato, Apple Walnut, Cherry, Blueberry and Coconut Crème are just a few of the other options that are available.  They carry a variety of different desserts as well, like Pumpkin Rolls and their famous doughnuts.

Breads Unlimited – Bethesda

Breads Unlimited is offering Blueberry, Apple, Pumpkin, Cherry, and Pecan this year. They will be available to preorder for the holidays by stopping by the store, accessing an order form www.breadsunlimited.com or by calling them at 301-656-2340. Pies are available in-store on the weekends and they can have pies ready for next-day orders Monday-Friday.

Lil’ Cakes & Creamery – Gaithersburg

Lil’ Cakes & Creamery isn’t just cupcakes and ice cream. They have macarons, cake jars, cookies, and around Thanksgiving, you can get Apple, Pecan, and Pumpkin pie. Preorders can be made through their Instagram, Facebook, in store, and online at www.lilcakesandcreamery.com! Order by November 17th.

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