With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start planning that menu! Some people think turkey is the star of the show, but it’s the Thanksgiving pies that bring the house down. Are you ready to order yours? Here’s where to find your favorites locally:
The Pie Store in Upper Montclair’s Watchung Plaza will be offering up its tasty treats on a first come, first served basis only, with no pre-ordering available. Available pies will be Brandied Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, Key Lime Pie, and Chocolate Mousse Pie. For savory pies, they’ll have Thanksgiving Pie, Chicken & Vegetable Pie, and Shepherd’s Pie. Also available are sausage rolls, soups, and sides. On Thanksgiving week, the store will be open from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday and Tuesday, and 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Wednesday. They will be closed on Thursday and Friday. Dessert pies range in price from $11.95 to $32.95.
In the Company of Yum will offer a variety of pies and other baked goods. Pre-order by November 20. The Thanksgiving menu includes classics like apple, pumpkin, and pecan, as well as specialties such as The Man Pie, Chocolate Crème, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato Praline, and Granny’s Pie. Pies start at $18. Other desserts are also available.
If you’re looking for gluten-free pies and baked goods, Plum Bakery on Glenridge Avenue in Montclair is the perfect spot. Place your order by November 17th. Pie varieties include Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple Crumb, Coconut Custard, Cranberry Apple Crumb, and Key Lime, available in 4” or 8” sizes. Cakes, breads, and other baked goods are also available to round out your gluten-free holiday meal.
Gina’s Bakery on Walnut Street in Montclair will be taking Thanksgiving orders until 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 17th. Orders will be available for pick up on November 20th and 21st during regular business hours, and 22nd until 1:00 PM. Pies including apple, blueberry, cherry, mixed berry, pecan, and pumpkin are available, as well as lemon bundt and chocolate bundt cake. A variety of breads are also available for order. Pies start at $21.50.
Check out Cucina 98, also on Walnut Street, for a variety of pies as pretty as the one above and other Thanksgiving desserts. Call to order at (973)-746-0789.
Montclair Bread Co. will have a variety of desserts, doughnuts, and breads available to order. Orders must be received by 10am on November 19th. Pies include Apple Cranberry Galette, Pumpkin Pie, and Pecan Pie. Orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday November 21st and Thursday November 22nd. Pies are $28 each.
The Little Daisy Bake Shop will be accepting Thanksgiving orders until November 13th. Items available include cakes, holiday platters of breads, whoopie pies, and cookies, pumpkin and apple pies, pumpkin loaves, banana loves, cookies, and cupcakes.
Nicolo’s Italian Bakery will have Apple, Cherry, and Pumpkin pies available for Thanksgiving orders. Choose from Pumpkin, Apple, Blueberry, or Cherry, all $12 each. They will also have their regular selection of breads and menu items available to order as well. Place your order by November 18th, or sooner if you can.
Treelicious Orchards offers online ordering for pick-up at the Montclair Farmer’s Market location at Walnut Street Station on Tuesday, November 20, between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Be sure to choose the Montclair pick-up site when ordering. Options include Apple, Apple Pear Cranberry, Apple Cranberry, Blueberry (all with crumb or regular top), and Pumpkin. There are also some gluten-free options, quiches, and coffee cakes available. Pies start at $15 each. Orders must be placed by November 17.
Pure Love Pies on Broad Street in Bloomfield is offering Thanksgiving pies for pre-order. Choose from Navy Bean, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Pecan, Coconut Custard, Pumpkin and Apple. Cakes, cobblers, and banana pudding are also available. Pies must be ordered by November 20.
Anthony’s Cheesecake on Washington Street in Bloomfield has pies available for preorder. The selection includes Pumpkin Cream Cheese, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Apple, Blueberry, Brookie, and Pecan Chocolate Chip. Pie prices range from $17 to $23. Cakes, cheesecakes, and other desserts are available. The store will be open until 12:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day. Please allow 48 hours for orders.
In Maplewood, Cedar Ridge Café & Bakery is accepting orders for Thanksgiving desserts and other goodies. Pumpkin Pie, Apple Cider Donuts, Pumpkin Apple Oat Bars, Snickerdoodles and more are available and vegan and gluten-free options as well. Also available for order are many vegan dishes including mac & cheese, stuffing filled seitan loaf with gravy, impossible meatballs with butternut squash marinara, and more.
Also in Maplewood, The Able Baker is accepting orders through November 16th. Choose from Apple, Pecan, Buttermilk, Pumpkin, or Cranberry Apple. Holiday cookies, cakes, and loaves are available as well. Pies start at $24.
Care to DIY your pie? Check out these recipes!
- Pecan Pie (https://baristanet.com/2013/11/whats-dinner-pecan-pie/ )
- Mince Pie (https://baristanet.com/2013/12/whats-dinner-mince-pies/ )
- Butternut Squash Pie (https://baristanet.com/2010/11/thanksgiving-pie-butternut-squash/ )
- Coconut and Key Lime Pie (https://baristanet.com/2013/06/whats-for-dinner-coconut-and-key-lime-pie/ )
- Apple Pie with Oatmeal Streusel (https://baristanet.com/2013/02/whats-for-dinner-super-quick-apple-pie-with-oatmeal-streusel/ )