If you are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner, it is best not to show up empty-handed. Wine is good, but pie—which spares the host from juggling oven space—is best. Here, the best place to pick one up. Mind the pre-order dates.
Bike Basket Pies will be offering a dizzying variety: pumpkin, pumpkin-pecan, pumpkin-chocolate chip, sweet potato-maple pecan, apple, apple-cheddar, apple-cranberry, pear-apple and pear-ginger. You can get large pies or opt for the individual handheld version (more variety that way!). Order by November 20 for pick-up in the Mission on November 24.
Of course Mission Pie has got the goods—count on them for classic apple, pear-cranberry, walnut, pumpkin and the vegan-friendly apple with brandied raisins. Should you want to DIY it, they are also selling regular and vegan pie crust. Order by 9 p.m. on Sunday, November 22 for pick-up on the 23, 24 and 25th.
Though it’s the only variety of pie they make and you must pre-order well in advance, you’ll be very thankful to have Little Skillet’s miniature pecan pies for your feast. Unapologetically sweet, with a flaky crust and caramelized edges, it’s the platonic ideal. Order by Friday, November 20.
Arizmendi bakery will be preparing pecan and sweet potato pie as well as pumpkin cheesecake. You can also pick up bread, dinner rolls and tea cakes for the morning after (and a pizza to eat while you’re preparing the big meal the night before). Pre-order by Tuesday, November 24.